Kidney Stones Support Group

Kidney Stones are solid crystals of dissolved minerals in urine found inside the kidneys or ureters. They vary in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Kidney stones typically leave the body in the urine stream; if they grow relatively large before passing, obstruction of a ureter and distention with urine can cause severe pain most commonly felt in the flank, lower abdomen and groin.

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  • bev57


    I had PCNL procedure 6 months ago to remove a 30mm uric acid stag horn stone which i have been recovering slowly from. i’ve just had a CT scan for check up which has shown 3 stones largest one being 4mm. i’m a little surprised and worried considering the large size of other stone that my consultant says no action is required and he’ll look again in 6 months i’m still suffering pain and...
  • stoner

    Has anyone has success with Chanca Piedra?

    UPDATE:  I begain using the Stone Breaker drops on Friday and by Sunday could no longer feel the stone that had been stuck at my bladder for two weeks.  I've cancelled my Dr Appointment and will continue with this homeopathic remedy.  It is unfortunate that it is not in the best interests of medical personnel to share this info.  Chanca Piedra works. I'm 56 and new to kidney stones.  In Oct...
  • AryanKhan

    kidney stones diet

    here's the list of food to eat or to avoid when you're having kidney stones:Heartybeats: best diet for kidney stonesIncludes foods:foods that improve kidney functionwith high oxalate.foods with low oxalatesfoods that can help in kidney stones dissolvingfoods that can relieve pain.
  • newbiegal

    1st kidney stone in my late 50's

    I was diagnosed with kidney stone from CT scan 2 days ago.  Worst pain ever.  Ended up in ER.  So now I have the Flomax to take daily and am drinking lots of water.  I have Kaiser Permanente insurance in CA.  I have a phone app't with a urologist this afternoon, so am trying to think of all the questions to ask. Primary being what the next course is if I don't pass the stone myself!  The...
  • Littlefeather

    What a mess

    I am 62 years old and female.  I have been having kidney stones.  I am also prediabetic.  Here is my issue.  First of all, the diet that helps kidney function is carb intensive.  However the diet for prediabetes is carb limited.  I've investigated a vegan diet, but I have severe digestive issues and allergies.  Many of the foods on a vegan diet are not digestible for me.  So it seems to...
  • deleted_user

    got a question for y'all

    is there any peticular way or something one can do to prevent kidney stones, are they hereditary. just was informed my sister is in the hospital with kidney stines. can i prevent this from happening to me i have enough problems i wouldn't need this too.trish
  • angelous3790

    Looking for some advice

    Hi all, Im new to the group. I had my first diagnosed bout with a kidney stone about a year and a half ago. Once everything was said and done my Dr. suggested dietry changes and drinking more water. For the most part I have made those changes. The other day I was outside walking my dogs and had to pee, we live in the woods so I peed in a snow bank. The next day I went out and noticed that where...
  • KidneyStones3377

    Kidney stones sitting high in right kidney.

    To make a long story short, I had kidney stones in both my kidneys and I had to have surgery to remove the stones from both my kidneys.  The stones in both my kidneys were too big to be dissolved, so surgery was my only option according to the doctor.  My left side kidney was first for surgery and my doctor was able to successfully remove all of the stones.  Currently, it is a different story...
  • Tjw77

    Kidney stone

    Hi I had my right kidney stone removed in January of this year, my doctor told me they were calcium oxalate stones does anyone know of a low oxalate diet. 
  • Razzi7

    Ct scan results

    So I went to the emergency room on June 30 and July 2 but on June 30 they did a ct scan without contrast and said I have a kidney stone bit couldn't tell me what kind etc. Gave me pain pills and sent me home. On July 2 i went back to the er and that Dr called urologist. I went to urologist on July 3 and they could see the results of the ct but wanted to do one with contrast. Just had that done on...
  • Razzi7

    First time

    This is my first kidney stone and I believe back on June 5 I went to doctor for it hurt after I urinated in the bladder. Doctor just thought bladder spasms. I've been fine until June 30 when I had severe pain in my right lower back and been in emergency room all weekend and went to see urologist but now I'm waiting for insurance to authorize the tests etc.  But I'm such on a tight schedule that...
  • TiredofStones


    55 yr old female.15 years ago had 3 horriffic Kidney stone incidents. The first. Each one lasted about 4-5 hours but was excruciantnly painful. Imagine worse than giving birth.1 year ago, became really sick for 10 days. Milder pain on right hand side, an urge to poop non stop but every time i did, found some release. Unlike this first times years earlier, this was no where near as painful but...
  • Benny81

    Exercising with Stones

    Hey all, I have suffered quite regular bouts of kidney stones since I was 21 and am now 36. Recently I have started playing football again and training for fun and exercise. As you can imagine this is quite vigerous exercise and after coming home after a training session a few weeks ago I urinated very deep red blood. I then had that familiar feeling of pressure in the bladder and a few days...
  • Littlefeather

    Some good news

    The doctor suspects Uric Acid stones.  He is putting me on Potassium Citrate for six months, then will rescan and see if the 10mm stone is any better.
  • deleted_user

    kidney stones?

    i am a 19 year old male. ive never had a kidney stone before so i had some questions. last night at around midnight i got a sharp pain in my lower right side. it was so painful i almost threw up. there was also blood in my urine. after an hour or two the pain died down alot and there was no more blood in my urine. i do not think i passed the stone, my mother told me i would have felt it. she said...