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I had uncontrollable shivering last night followed by the

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I had uncontrollable shivering last night followed by the sweats. I'm in the process of passing a kidney stone, in the 5th day of it now. The pain at times is really pushing me towards my limits. Do I need to go back to the doctor or is this just something I need to suffer through?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

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I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

You should go to your doctor. Shivering and sweats indicates urinary tract infection (occasionally which extends to kidney and is termed pyelonephritis). This would warrant a course of antibiotics. So it is necessary to go to the doctor for physical exam and may be repeat of the ultrasound and a urine and blood culture test.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

The treatment which help in passing out of stones;

1) Analgesics like Ibuprofen; they relax the ureters and facilitate the passing of stone.

2) Nifedipine or related group medications like Amlodipine which too dilate the ureters.

3) Plenty of liquids.

4) Antibiotics; if associated urinary tract infection.

5) Potassium citrate;; in certain type of stone like calcium oxalate stones.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

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