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What's the best treatment for severe pain from kidney stones in the ureter?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends upon pain

First address pain, consider narcotics if necessary for very severe pain.
Next evaluate because treatment will depend upon stone size + degree of possible obstuction present. Small stones up to 5mm diameter should pass spontaneously aided by high fluid intake and Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter. May require temporary ureteral stent placement to relieve both pain and obstrucion if either very severe.

In brief: Depends upon pain

First address pain, consider narcotics if necessary for very severe pain.
Next evaluate because treatment will depend upon stone size + degree of possible obstuction present. Small stones up to 5mm diameter should pass spontaneously aided by high fluid intake and Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter. May require temporary ureteral stent placement to relieve both pain and obstrucion if either very severe.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Jack Goloff
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Drink water +

Don't forget to drink plenty of water, strain the urine, save the stone for analysis.
You may need stronger pain medications. But passing the done is key. Have you had this evaluated yet?

In brief: Drink water +

Don't forget to drink plenty of water, strain the urine, save the stone for analysis.
You may need stronger pain medications. But passing the done is key. Have you had this evaluated yet?
Dr. Jack Goloff
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Dr. Michael Yu
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

In the er, toradol is helpful both as a pain reliever and relaxes the ureter, easing the pain.
Alpha-blockers like Flomax (tamsulosin) are smooth muscle relaxants and may also help.

In brief: Depends

In the er, toradol is helpful both as a pain reliever and relaxes the ureter, easing the pain.
Alpha-blockers like Flomax (tamsulosin) are smooth muscle relaxants and may also help.
Dr. Michael Yu
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