Kidney stone

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What is Kidney stone?

Kidney stones are abnormal concretions, usually composed of mineral salts, that become lodged in the renal pelvis, causing pain.

Common symptoms reported by people with Kidney stone

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Kidney stone

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Pain (14) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Morphine Sulfate ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Kidney stone (11) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Pain (12) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Kidney stone (9) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (7) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)

Data from patients with Kidney stone, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Kidney stone

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Nausea Nausea and vomiting
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (14) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Morphine Sulfate ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Kidney stone (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Back pain 5 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Kidney stone (11) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Brain fog 14 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (12) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Kidney stone (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Kidney problems Sleepiness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Kidney stone (9) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Headaches 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Not clear headed next day
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Waking up feeling like you never slept
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Heart palpitations then feel faint 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Burning in stomach Stomach pain
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (7) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Tiredness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (8)

Data from patients with Kidney stone, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Kidney stone on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 48
30s 136
40s 174
50s 143
60s 78
70+ 17

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 43
20-29 years 98
30-39 years 80
40-49 years 66
50-59 years 46
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 454
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from Kidney stone patients who have completed their condition history
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