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Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It might
The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck.
With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too.

In brief: It might
The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck.
With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology
In brief: Not sure
But it helps in some cases to push the stones through your gu tract.
Ask your urologist.

In brief: Not sure
But it helps in some cases to push the stones through your gu tract.
Ask your urologist.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
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