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What do I do if I have a kidney stone?

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What do I do if I have a kidney stone?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you need to drink a lot a lot a lot of fluids and water to help make lots of urine to help flush out the kidney stone.

if you have pain, you can talk to your doctor about prescription medications like Pyridium or over the counter Azo which can help numb up the ureter and decrease pain from a kidney stone.

your doctor can also give stronger narcotic pain pills if your kidney stone pain is bad.

why do you think you have a kidney stone?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I think I have a kidney stone because I've had it before which I urinated at the hospital after a very severe pain. I seem to be having all those symptoms I use to have in the past.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

I see.

make sure you drink lots of water and fluids.

see your doctor or you can go to the ER

ask about medications like pyridium or Azo to help decrease pain.

ask about pain pills if you need it.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I actually started feeling the symptoms today so I want to know if it's needed I visit the hospital for a test or I should just go ahead with the home remedy which is taking a lot of water and fluids?.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

I would start to drink lots of water today

you can buy an Azo medication over the counter and try that and see if that helps decrease your discomfort as well

if your pain gets worse, you should see your doctor or go to the ER

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