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Capt ST
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The only good thing about my 12 pack a day habit.


I've had around two dozen, but they haven't been a problem since I picked up that habit. I drink Coors light so its like I'm hydrating anyway.






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Capt ST
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I've read a little bit of first page. I've had some where it felt like someone was kicking you in one nut and the other was being stretched out and some chick in heels was stomping on that one. Others, I had a sharp pain then it would subside, but the pain always comes back until it hits the toilet. But if you have a blockage, you should be seeing some color change in urine, and feeling worse by the hour. The one that blocked my kidney, i would have cut it out if I could have gotten out of the fetal position. God Bless.





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This is when being a woman is better...it moving around in my kidney was awful and it getting in to my bladder and coming out was much easier. Just some small spasms.





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rebeltiger1
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Trust me you will know exactly when you have kidney stones. Theres no questioning if you have one or not. I have had multiple stones and its like a pain you have never experienced before.





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Jim Rockford
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You know if you have kidney stones. You don't have to wonder.





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jimbeam
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Aren't kidney stones pretty heriditary? And if you haven't had them by age20 you probably won't? Thought I read this





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Capt ST
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Aren't kidney stones pretty heriditary?


Yes

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And if you haven't had them by age20 you probably won't?


Nope. Dad had his first one at 33, my first was 31.






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dengle
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If you had kidney stones.... you would know from the pain in your side/lower back.
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Not true. I was pissing crimnson colored piss out with no pain whatsoever at first. Turned out to be a kidney stone.
Actually, kidney stones are painless until they pass into the ureter on their way to the bladder. We see them a lot on CT scans in asymptomatic people.

Your symptoms don't sound much like a kidney/ureteral stone.






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sbr2
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I had a small kidney stone last year that cause a fair amount of pain, not fetal position pain but enough to respect those who had it much worse.





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rsbd
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Was just in the ER two weeks ago with stones, if you have to ask if its stones its not stones!! I was pissing blood for a few days before the pain hit, it started not to bad and progressively got worst till i was bouncing off the wall in the ER behging for meds.. I guess i havent passed it yet i been pissing through a strainer for the last two weeks nothing has come out but a few globs of blood.





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theunknownknight
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You will know if you have a kidney stone. Here's a hint: you're posting on TD, you don't have one





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jimbeam
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no family members i know have ever had one and there are some heavy drinkers





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rsbd
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dengle, how long does it usually take to pass???





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Bama323_15
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Rookies.

I quit counting years ago after about 100...avg probably 1 per month since then...conservative estimate.

Some put you in fetal position, some make you throw up, some make you feel exactly like someone said about getting kicked in the nuts, etc...some are just uncomfortable.

Once you have one...you will always know it.

Only way to know for sure is to get a scan.

As to how long it takes to pass...depends. I have had some thathave taken 2 weeks of pretty much continual pain...doc told me one was small enough to pass....I cursed him when I spit out what looked to be a #2 pencil eraser.

Don't mess around with it if it continues...not common...but they can block a kidney and also cause severe infection.



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dengle
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dengle, how long does it usually take to pass???
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As to how long it takes to pass...depends.
It really depends how big they are, which can be determined by a CT scan. Small stones (< 5mm) will usually pass on their own. They are usually just treated with supportive measures - fluid hydration, pain control, flomax.

Larger stones may require a procedure to either retrieve the stone or to break it up (lithotripsy).

I didn't see it mentioned, but most urologists will recommend saving the stone or debris if it is your first stone so that they can analyze it to see what type of stone it is.



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Tiger in Texas
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Prayers go out to you if you do


Yep, you will certainly know when you are passing a kidney stone! Extreme sweating and PAIN!






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rsbd
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It really depends how big they are, which can be determined by a CT scan. Small stones (< 5mm) will usually pass on their own. They are usually just treated with supportive measures - fluid hydration, pain control, flomax. Larger stones may require a procedure to either retrieve the stone or to break it up (lithotripsy).



Mine is 5mm, got the CT scan.. Been taking the Flomax and drinking shitload of water ( no soda ). Got some Vicadan 5/500 but havent needed then since the ER visit. Just waiting for it to kick my arse again!!!



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