Time. If the stone is a passable size (5 millimeters or less), given time, the ureter which it is passing through will contract to pass the stone through into the bladder. You should maintain adequate hydration and be aware that most stones pass in the first 48 hours if they are going to pass on their own.
Drink water. And hope that your stones pass without need for any further intervention.
Kidney stones I pass kidney stones every year. Urology takes samples but never finds anything wrong. They tell me to stay away from anything containing caffeine. I'm not a pop or coffee drinker. I am always dehydrated and I don't drink a lot of water.
Stones. Stones can be formed because of a multitude of reasons. In your case, it is most likely because of your lack of water intake. Other reasons can include high salt intake, high oxalate intake (usually found in coffee, tea, cola, nuts and spinach) or even high protein diets. You should have a metabolic stone evaluation which includes a 24 hour urine sample and some bloodwork. For starters, I would recommend at least 2 liters of water a day and lowering of your salt intake.
You. You have a high likelihood of having a metabolic issue since both your parents have active stone disease. You should have the 24 hour urine studies, and be evaluated by a urologist or nephrologist who specializes in kidney stones. Perhaps your fathers doctor.
Kidney stones. Sounds like your not getting much information from your urologist. Proper fluid intake is the cornerstone of prevention. You should strive to make 2 liters of urine or more daily. A stone analysis will reveal the type of stones formed and a 24 hr urine collection for stone risk analysis may help guide prevention as well.
See answer. Dehydration a factor, if urine is dark yellow try drinking to make it more clear. If you pass stones every year it isadvisable to have stone metabolic workup. Not enough space here for details of blood and urine tests to arrive at aplan which may include special diet and possible meds. Have you had stone analysis? If your urologist not helpful call Univ. Of Mich. Urol. Dpt.&make appt. W stone specialist.
Yes, but..... Yes, I have seen patients pass stone that is 9mm in diameter. However, many 6mm stones do not pass on their own. The likelihood of passing stone greater than 4mm decreases with increasing size.
Quite Variable. Several factors, primarily stone size and patient anatomy, determine how long a stone will take to pass. Larger stones generally take longer to get to the bladder. Stones larger than ~5mm are at higher risk of getting stuck in the ureter and requiring intervention to extract. Scar (stricture) in the ureter also decreases the chance a stone will pass. Good luck.
Constant production. Metabolic system constantly produce the stones.
Might do. Especuially if diuetics make you drink more water.
Painfully. Kidney stones are more common in men, and have further to go along the longer male urethra. Not all kidney stones are passed, some remain, some need surgical treatment for removal or ultrasound treatment in help of breaking them down to smaller, more passable size. The kidney stones are passed by the fluid current along the ureter, and then by the bladder muscle's pressuring urinary stream.