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Kidney stones, also called nephrolithiasis are solid pieces of material that form in the kidney from substances in the urine. Discuss topics including prevention, symptoms and passing kidney stones.

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I'm having a 4mm stone removed and will have a stent for 4 days. My biggest fear is severe pain when the stent is removed due to swelling and blood clots. I will be on a alpha blocker (rapaflo, similar to flomax) for several days prior...
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I had a 6mm stone stuck in my ureter which the urologist broke up through ureteroscopy on 22 April. They put a stent thereafter. I had the stent removed on 19 May, and since then am bed ridden. I am having high fever, severe pain in peni...
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I am a 22 yr old male. I underwent Right URS + Lithotripsy for a 1.7cm stone in my right ureter. The doctor placed a double J stent and said that he'll remove it after 4 weeks. Four days after the operation, I noticed urine droplets in m...
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Hi all, I had a dull ache in my right waist line since January. CT scan in April showed a 7mm stone at the junction of my kidney and ureter. I had lithotripsy on April 30th. It only took the 7mm to a 5mm. Urologists said to drink ...
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Hi, So starting Saturday afternoon (three days ago) I started having a pain in my lower left side. It was almost like a dull ache that would act up if I moved or was lying certain ways, with certain shooting like pains sometimes. ...
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I am a 38-year-old men in the midst of a kidney ston pain on right side . today CAT Scan reveals 3 mm. distal right ureteral calculus what i do?
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For those of you out there with lots of experience with stones...is it possible to have intermittent pain from stones for a few months? If so can anyone explain why? Here is my story-start getting dull intermittent ache on my left side ...
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My son's girlfriend is 9 months pregnant a was rushed to hospital for pain they said she has kidney stone's and gave her morphine for pain and sent her home. How will this affect the baby. She is dyalated 3 fingers
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I had a 6mm stone stuck in my ureter which the urologist broke up through ureteroscopy on 22 April. They put a stent thereafter. I had the stent removed on 19 May, and since then am bed ridden. I am having high fever, severe pain in peni...
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I passed a 7.5mm dark brown stone about 8 months ago (looked like brown glass). About 2 months ago I started having the same "kidney stone" pains again on my left side. Went back to the urologist and explained the pains were the same,...
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A family friend recommended Chanca Piedra to my husband as a natural way of removing kidney stones. Anyone here who have taken it before? Please share your thoughts on this.
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I had a 5mm stone that could not be removed. The dr put stent in for 2 wks. Then he removed the stone and placed another stent in for a week. Close to the end of that week I began to have pain on the opposite side of where the stone and ...
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3 years ago I had a stone removed that was stuck trying to pass. A year later I was in the Er passing another stone, but it passed on its own. Now, I am having bad kidney pain again and my doctor found 7 small stones in my left kidney,...
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I am active, healthy 32 year old with an 8mm stone in my left kidney, no previous UTI or kidney issues previously. I am scheduled in two weeks to go in for ESWL which I am okay with but they also want to put a stent in as a precaution f...
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5 days ago, I was woken up at 2am....worst pain ever! After deciding this wasn't something that would go away, I went to the ER. I was treated and given a CT scan. 7mm long x 5mm wide and cm from my ??? bladder? Anyways, Given Flowmax, ...
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Shortly after I had my gallbladder removed on 3/19/15 I started having severe side (flank) pain. This pain moved from my side up my back. I would be up for hours with the pain and only during the night did I need to go to the bathro...
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My mother is 50 years old and has a history of kidney stones for more than 10 years. 2 years back, the ultra sound showed no signs of kidney stones. But 1 month back, she again got the pain in the kidney area and the utrasound now showed...
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My husband suffered from lower back pain for years. After seeing blood in his urine, he was finally convinced to see the doctor who diagnosed a 12mm kidney stone in his left kidney (even though his pain is centered in the right side). ...
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Hi, I just found out that I may have a kidney stone. I am getting confirmation later today, as I went for an ultrasound last night. I am scheduled to leave for Spain in 4 days. It is an 8 hour flight. I don't know what to do. Any advice?
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 i have been having extremely bad pain in the lower part of my stomach underneath my belly botton cramps but horrible cramps its been 4 days in a row at night and morning is when it gets horrible , so i went to the hospital and the ran b...
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