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  • Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms. Usually, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which occurs when a stone acutely blocks the flow of urine. The pain often begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract, causing irritation or blockage. Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen. Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur. Later, pain may spread to the groin. If the stone is too large to pass easily, pain continues as the muscles in the wall of the tiny ureter try to squeeze the stone along into the bladder. As a stone grows or moves, blood may appear in the urine. As the stone moves down the ureter closer to the bladder, you may feel the need to urinate more often or feel a burning sensation during urination. If fever and chills accompany any of these symptoms, an infection may be present. In this case, you should contact a doctor immediately. There is no time limit to pass kidney stones, since as mentioned before, kidney stones do not cause any symptoms.....for a while.
  • well this is a tuff one as we speek i am passing one, or the same one i had 3 weeks ago, this is very painful and makes u sick so on how long it takes no one knows. i feel that if it doen't pass within a few weeks then get it zapped. which is what i am gonna do. in a few min i am gonna go to hospital and i will get back on line and let you know what happened. hang in there all passers as this will go away, get some good pain meds, but eat something before u take them so u do not get sicker and make sure your dr knows that or what u are taking. thank you lynnette from mechanicsburg il
  • I'm passing a kidney stone right now and it's been 8 days! I'm not having the severe pain that i was having earlier in the week but I have constant intense pressure on my bladder which makes me feel like my bladder is about to burst but it wont. Is this normal to feel this way so consistently? When should I assume that the stone is stuck? I really don't want to have to go sit in an ER waiting room for 5 hours again to only have the DR's tell me that there's nothing I can do but wait.
  • It all depends on person to person. I just went through the agony of a kidney stone for the first time. It all started about three weeks ago. Im 35 weeks pregnant (so about 33 when it started). I felt like I was getting a bladder infection. Pain in my groin area and in my lower back, but only on the right side. Went to the doc's and there was blood in my urine. They prescribed me Amoxicillen and sent me on my way (that was a tuesday). Went to bed Saturday night and woke up at 4am with excruciating back pain. Went to the bathroom and had blood in my urine. Went immediatly to the hospital, but because im pregnant they could do nothing for me. The pain had become less intense, but was always there for the next few weeks. Then again out of nowhere the past couple nights the pain started again and I had the urgent feeling that I needed to pee, but nothing would come out. Then, finally today I was urinating and it was dripping out then I felt a "POP" and my urine started to flow perfect again. I looked in the toilet and sure enough there was blood and a stone. It was the size of a popcorn kernal. I feel soooooo much better. Sorry so long, but all the information helps.
  • I literally just passed a kidney stone! Mine was 4mm I am a 28 year old Male. The stone took 8 days to pass. The first five days were very painful but eventually you became used to the pain. The best think you can do is drink water and cranberry juice. Once you become used to the pain start moving around whenever possible. This is going to be a very painful process so get ready and get a loved one to help you. If the hospital said that you can pass it on your own then you probably can. Going back and dealing with waiting will prob just waste your time. Good Luck! And keep drinking!!!!
  • I am on day 11 of trying to pass a stone. I have had 2 before one passed in the hospital during an IVP (dye test) and the other was too big so they did surgery. Now this thing is becoming my worst enemy. Day 11m and no sign of it passing. I am straining all urine and the pain has moved closer to my bladder and less in the back kidney area - hopefully soon! I think it is so unfair to let someone do this on their own for over a week. Strong drugs do help and so does advil but come on. Good luck to all of you out there going through this.
  • I agree. Now days Doctors are more afraid of Lawsuits, and shy away from risky operations so the patient has to suffer more.
  • I hear it's extremely painful.
  • cont: Usually, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract and blocks the flow of urine. Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen. Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur. Later, pain may spread to the groin. If the stone is too large to pass easily, pain continues as the muscles in the wall of the narrow ureter try to squeeze the stone into the bladder. As the stone moves and the body tries to push it out, blood may appear in the urine, making the urine pink. As the stone moves down the ureter, closer to the bladder, a person may feel the need to urinate more often or feel a burning sensation during urination. If fever and chills accompany any of these symptoms, an infection may be present. In this case, a person should contact a doctor immediately. The above needs to read up on the syptoms and Ive been working on one for 3 days now and vomiting, pain and spasms! There is nothing they can do unless one blocks the urine flow. The pain is caused by barb-like nodules on the stone. It ripps through the tissues and is painful and can cause bleeding.
  • I am passing one right now and am in alot of discomfort. Last week I had blood in the urine, xrays and ct scan showing an 8 mm stone. This is my first one. I am waiting to see if I can pass it on my own or to see if I have to drive to a larger center to have it shock waved to break it up. Either way this all sucks and i sympathise with all of you.
  • Well I spent the whole entire day yesterday in the Emergency Room. I woke up in the worst pain I've EVER felt in my whole life. I was rushed to the ER, everyone thought it was my appendix rupturing but after a CT Scan it was confirmed that I have 2 kidney stones. I have 9mm located in the kidney still, and another 4mm making it's way down. It is the most terrible pain in the world, and I wish it on NOBODY. I am just nervous to actually pass the 4mm one. It shouldn't be long. I don't know what to expect when it actually comes out. I was told the worst was over with though and I will have to have surgery to get the 9mm one removed. Any answers would helpful.
  • Imagine the worst backache ever, double it, then realize that no amount of turning or twisting or anything else is going to make it get any better. That's a kidney stone.
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