Patient Comments: Kidney Stones - Treatments

How were your kidney stones treated?

Comment from: dafsgirl, 45-54 Published: August 23

I get kidney stones quite frequently. Sometimes they are more painful than others. I can pass several stones and not even know I had them. And then I can pass one itsy bitsy stone that laid me flat out for days. I just push through the pain and drink lots and lots of water. I'm going to attempt a cleanse with vinegar and grape seed oil. I have found doctors to be quite useless.

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Comment from: Kate, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 29

I'm 15 years old. I have had kidney stones about four times now. I was treated by lots of painkillers and bed rest. Also they made me drink a lot of water to try and pass them. I passed them on my own, but I was close to getting them surgically removed plenty of times, but I passed them in time before they had to do so.

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Comment from: BB, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 30

Over a month ago, I had a routine urinalysis during my annual exam and found blood in my urine with no other symptoms. Put on antibiotics. About 10 days ago, I went back to Dr. and had right flank pain only when she tapped on my kidney. Blood still found in my urinalysis. Put on stronger antibiotics. Had CT scan 5 days ago which showed an 18mm stone in the renal pelvis + smaller no obstructing calculi in the right lower pole measuring up to 6mm. I have no symptoms currently and will see my Dr. again soon. Not sure what the treatment will be but surely can't pass an 18mm stone myself! I will drink a lot of water and cranberry juice in the meantime.

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Comment from: Dustin, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 19

I woke up 6:30 am Saturday, thought that I was constipated then the pain grew to a stabbing pain from my front lower left side clear around to my lower back. Had to go to the ER, after a CT scan I found out it was a kidney stone. Now 6 days later still hasn't passed. Taking large amounts of oxycodone for the pain, it is still severe.

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Comment from: (Patient) Published: December 07

I am a 64 year old male diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone. I took Flomax for five weeks without any apparent benefit. The side effects included low sex drive, difficulty sleeping, sour stomach, lack of appetite and constipation. After stopping the Flomax and starting the herbal supplement Renavive, I was free of the kidney stone in three weeks, according to the x-ray. The stone apparently dissolved and the side effects immediately stopped after starting Renavive.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I've had three bouts with kidney stones in the last four years. The best thing that I have found is drinking a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. It seems to dissolve the stones.

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Comment from: s scholl, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 27

I have had kidney stones since my 30s. They are triggered by unknown foresight. I developed a stone by taking 1500 milligrams of golden seal one morning and had to go to the hospital for treatment. The treatment is the same and very cheap but our medical brothers need multiple houses in different countries so you end up paying for that and a lot of medical staff at the hospital. My opinion is the cause of all stones and disease on the whole is the over eating and continual eating of one type of food. Even fruit and our sacred vegetable can cause illness if you over eat them. Raw food is poison to me.

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Comment from: ROBERT, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 08

I had a terrible pain on my right side of my waistline, pricking pain, needle scratching, manage to get treatment by medication given by the doctor, a liquid form (potassium citrate) to break the formation stone with drinking lots of water for better flush and cleanse.

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