just been to the hospital with my hubby as hes been in agony they say he has a kidney stone.and if it doesnt pass they will have to operate.anyone whos had this problem any info would be very helpfull. thanks in advance
My husband has had kidney stones or renal colic as its called about 3 or 4 times,,it is very very painful,,they say its the same as labour pains,,,luckily he managed to pass them without any need for intervention,,he was advised to limit his calcium intake,, and drink plenty of water to help flush them through when he felt pain coming on,,,you can also sieve the urine output with a piece of gauze to observe if the stone is passed,,,,,
My husband has kidney stones also and after a scan said that more than likely he would pass them. i know the pain is excrutiating as he has had to have pain injections several times. Now the doctor has said he must not have any more of these injections and to allow nature to take its course. so far 3 months has passed, and not knowing for sure if he had passed them he had another scan which revealed they were still inside. The doctor did say that he will definately know when they pass (the pain).
If they grow to big to pass then the procedure for removal is quite simple. A hospital visit where a laser is used to break the stones up which are in turn passed.
We were also told that they are inherited as members of his family have also had them in the past.
Make sure he drinks lots of water each day to help dislodge the stones.
Hi, i have suffered from kidney stones for the last 27 years, my body seems to produce one every month. I drink a herbal remedy called Quebra Pedra, apparantly it comes from a plant which grows in the rain forests of Brazil and translated means stone breaker. I have been drinking this for years and it seems to work for me, as the stones i pass are quite small and not as painful to pass as they were before i started drinking it. You can buy it in any good herbalist.
I had kidney stones 20 years ago when I was 5 months pregnant. The pain was excruciating and much worse that labour. I was taken into hospital as they thought the pain would maybe bring on premature labour but thankfully I was ok. They gave me pethadine for about 5 days to help with the pain. They said I would probably pass them during childbirth. Nothing was mentioned about it when I gave birth but I haven't experienced the pain again. My heart goes out to anyone with kidney stones, worst pain ever !
I 100% know the feeling, had this problem about 5 times over the past 2 years. Managed to pass the stones each time, as they were small enough, he will pass some blood with the urine. Yes its painful but keep taking the pain relief. Drink loads of water daily and I also drink a glass of fresh lemon juice, this is meant to help desolve the stones. Good luck
Had kidney stones a number of years ago and cannot describe the pain and discomfort, like mirazz i was given Pethedine for about 5 days which took the edge off but did make me very sick. i eventually passed a whopper of a stone into a sieve and to this day, i have no understanding how that thing managed to come out without surgical interference! Touch wood, have never had them again - thank god!
I'm another who has had kidney stones and also had to have full surgery, which was very unpleasant. I had 1st had the pain while on a holiday abroad, really painful and sickening. It would last for hours and then go away, later on my urine looked black, I was told by a Dr that it was blood and that he would be passing me on to a consultant. This Came to pass and I was diagnosed as having kidney stones from an examination and ex-rays. He told me to take plenty of water for the following 2 weeks, no acis drinks or food and to come back in a fortnight. The pain got worse, could hardly urinate without very very severe pain and was admitted to hospital. Following emergency ex-ray, my kidney stones had got stuck in my uterer tube which feeds urine to penis, they were in too dangerous a place to shatter and there were more in my kidney. A stint was put in to allow me to urinate and a date was made for my operation in tje followng week. Surgery took 6 hours, i was told it would be severe and not without danger. A golf ball size kidney stone was taken from my uterer and some smaller ones from my kidney. During this operation I was told my kidney was completely removed to facilitate taking out all the stones and afterwards the pain was something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, I was on morphine for a week afterwards, lovely dreams, but not nice when it wore off. Anyway, I was in hospital for 3 weeks, took another 3 to get over the worst of it. Just be aware that having kidney stones removed can be a very simple procedure or a not simple procedure. Take care of them, don't treat it as being a minor ailment, I can assure you it's not. I've had a couple of recourances, but thankfully passed them naturally. I now drink plenty of water every day and also some cranberry juice which is recommended. I'm afraid some people are subject to these dreadful things more than others, also likely to get them again as well. There's no definite reason why they occur, but it's advised to keep away from acidic food and drink, rhubarb being said to be a real no no. Hope that's some help and sorry about being so blunt, but that's my story.