What causes kidney stones?
Specific time period can't be predicted but it can take days
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Based on the query you have shared, specific time period can't be mentioned as it depends upon multiple factors.
Some individuals have increased tendency to make kidney stones and are called stone formers as they pass more oxalate, calcium or other nonorganic compounds more frequently due to any alteration in kidney excretory mechanisms.
Simmilarly drinking less water, recurrent urinary tract infections and statsis of urine or obstructive uropathy due to any cause can facilitate stone formation. In such individuals if nidus of stone formation has formed it can take few days as stone start increasing with in days.
At first stones may start to appear as concretions in urine and may signal that something is going wrong by warning signs like blood in urine, retention, burning, or flank pains but some stones are relatively soft like staghorn or pyruvate ones which may grow big enough to fill whole kidney pelvis before giving any signs.
Hope this has answered your question. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. Regards.
Seems like UTI
Hi! Thanks for the feedback. Yes the symptoms suggest that you had UTi and it can be aquired by many means other than UTI as sharing tiolets with somebody who has had UTI, stone itself can cause statsis which can cause UTiI, drinking less water can cause urine to concentrate and lead to UTI and sexual transmission isn't always necessary. Regards.
It's better to get urinalysis and drink more water
Yes it can settle spontaneously because of bodies own defense but may become asymptomatic and persist so it's better to get urinalysis done and meanwhile keep oral hydration good with more than usual water intake. And urinary tract infections are manageable but you need to worry about kidney stone if your prime query was about your own self and it's better to get ultrasound KUB done and get it reviewed by a urologist.
It means infection may have resolved but ultrasound still needed
It's good. Though minor infections can be missed on strip tests but it means that worrisome of needing antibiotics urgently doesn't exist but still a urinalysis may detect protein or blood cells which may help to diagnose any wear and tear done by the stones.
Most important parameters to look are that urine output is good with no blood in it visible with naked eye. An ultrasound KUB is still important to look for any signs of urine obstruction leading to kidney swelling and also to look for calculus or stone and it's exact location and size.
Not all but majority of stones
Yes it can detect majority of stones though may miss some due to location or formulation but ultrasound combined with Xray KUB can detect almost all stones and have minimal radiation exposure. Most importantly it can detect hydronephrosis or kidney swelling if any stone obstructs urinary tract or cause hindrance.
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