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Are kidney stones about as painful as it gets? More painful than gall stones?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It certainly can be.

Both conditions can cause variable and excruciating amounts of pain.
Biliary colic is usually of a different character than renal colic caused by kidney stones. But as a physician who has treated patients suffering from kidney stone pain, it can be incredibly, debilitatingly painful--sometime even triggering uncontrollable vomiting for which the patient requires intravenous hydration.

In brief: It certainly can be.

Both conditions can cause variable and excruciating amounts of pain.
Biliary colic is usually of a different character than renal colic caused by kidney stones. But as a physician who has treated patients suffering from kidney stone pain, it can be incredibly, debilitatingly painful--sometime even triggering uncontrollable vomiting for which the patient requires intravenous hydration.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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Dr. Robert Bass
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many female patients say they would rather have unmedicated vaginal birth than have another kidney stone.

In brief: Yes

Many female patients say they would rather have unmedicated vaginal birth than have another kidney stone.
Dr. Robert Bass
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Yes it is described as a extremely painful problem, since pain is subjective it varies from individual to individual, but comparatively this condition is very disabling.

In brief: See below

Yes it is described as a extremely painful problem, since pain is subjective it varies from individual to individual, but comparatively this condition is very disabling.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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