There is no crystal ball to predict when a kidney stone will pass.
It depends on various factors, including size, shape, and location.
Stones smaller than 4 mm pass spontaneously 80% of the time (average of 31 days).
Stones that are 4–6 mm pass spontaneously 60% of the time (average of 45 days).
Stones larger than 6 mm pass spontaneously 20% of the time (average of 1 year).
Sounds painful! How is it now? Passed? you can pass 2 at once or perhaps this is a bigger than usual one for you? Update us!
depends- you've probably passed it already- but for future reference, it just depends o n the size- it's also possible that the stone passed but left some slight damage on it's way out- and that might be the pain you have-
I've passed stones and had it still hurt for days- then it clears up and I'm fine till nevxt stone- I've had stones cause only minor discomfort, then mediocre discomfort, then intense- some last for a couple hours, some about 8 hours, but some go as long as 50+ hours and still not pass- drops back into kidney- yuck- I had one that was 17 mm that wouldn't pass- a neighbor had one that was 6 CM- Yes, CM- and it passed for him- and he said it wasn't extremely painful- (His doc had put him on flomax- but I've been on that and it didn't really seem to help)
If you keep havign the pain, you'll need to go get a CT scan to determine how large it is- could be stuck, and causing hte pain- the large one i had passed into front, but got stuck and caused all kinds of issues- weird weird blood clots kept coming out that looked like long worms- it was weird- docs had no real explanation- IF you want to see what it looked like- you can check it out here- but it's kinda gross- looks like a worm in a cup, and i had tons of them but apparently it was just blood cells that formed i nthe shape of the urethra and passed- https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Nazareth/0605191245b_zpsxhrbgeby.jpg I don't know how to post it here- so link only-
Anyways- kidney stones are awful and there's just no way of telling how long the pain will last- if hte pain won't stop for a long time, then you need to get it checked with CT scan- I think ultrasound can sometimes pick them up too- and is safer than CT scans- so that should be your first test- Soem types of stones don't show up on CT scans- the type i had didn't- but slightly showed up on regular XRay-
Tip- stay away from salty snacks if you get lots of stones- stay away from thignsl iek spinach, swiss chard, rhubarb, salty cold cuts, potatos chocolate etc- they can all form stones- dependes on what type of stones you have though- save oen and take to your doctor for analysis