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Kidney stone attack - how to deal with it at home?

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In brief: Several things

Have your physician confirm the diagnosis.
You should drink a lot of water. Your physician will prescribe pain medication and may also prescribe a medication like Flomax (tamsulosin) which may help the stone pass. Go to the hospital if you have fever, cannot tolerate the pain, or if you are vomiting and cannot drink. Stain your urine - you may use disposable coffee filters and save the stone.

In brief: Several things

Have your physician confirm the diagnosis.
You should drink a lot of water. Your physician will prescribe pain medication and may also prescribe a medication like Flomax (tamsulosin) which may help the stone pass. Go to the hospital if you have fever, cannot tolerate the pain, or if you are vomiting and cannot drink. Stain your urine - you may use disposable coffee filters and save the stone.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Drink fluids

If you are certain you are suffering with a kidney stone, because you just left the er or have had stones in the past, you can try and pass the stone with time.
Often this is combined with medication like Flomax (tamsulosin) to aid passage, and narcotics for pain control. Stones less than 4 mm have a high probability of passage without intervention. Although painful, no damage is happening to the kidney.

In brief: Drink fluids

If you are certain you are suffering with a kidney stone, because you just left the er or have had stones in the past, you can try and pass the stone with time.
Often this is combined with medication like Flomax (tamsulosin) to aid passage, and narcotics for pain control. Stones less than 4 mm have a high probability of passage without intervention. Although painful, no damage is happening to the kidney.
Dr. Edward Cherullo
Dr. Edward Cherullo
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