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is it comen to be throwing up a lot when you have a kidney stone you are trying to pass
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I did when I had mine.  I think it was just because of the aweful pain.  Hope you feel better.
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Renal calculi can vary in size from as small as grains of sand to as large as a golf ball. Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms.
If stones grow to sufficient size before passage—on the order of at least 2-3 millimeters—they can cause obstruction of the ureter. The resulting obstruction with dilation or stretching of the upper ureter and renal pelvis as well as spasm of muscle, trying to move the stone, can cause severe episodic pain, most commonly felt in the flank, lower abdomen and groin (a condition called renal colic).
Renal colic can be associated with nausea and vomiting due to the embryological association of the kidneys with the intestinal tract.
Hematuria (bloody urine) is commonly present due to damage to the lining of the urinary tract.
I would advise you to keep drinking plenty of water to assisst in the flushing out of the stone.
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I have had all of the above which Dr. Aparna notes ... and mine were small stones ... I also had terrible GI symptoms such as belching and awful loose stools .... then I gave birth to a 4.0mm stone and the rest is history and I am currently stone and pain free for the first time in 3yrs.

Cheryl (calcium oxalate stones .. currently they say I'm stone free!!!)
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I threw up for 2 weeks until I finally went to the doc. They found a stone and did liptotrpsy to blast it. Once it passed the gi stuff went away. My doc told my the throwing up is not uncommon. Good Luck.
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