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

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

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Toradol, Toradol IM)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Kidney stone (11) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Kidney stone (12) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Pain (13)
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(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Kidney stone (8)
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(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)

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)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Back pain worsened Constipation 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Toradol, Toradol IM)
Perceived effectiveness
for Kidney stone (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Kidney problems Sleepiness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Kidney stone (11) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Kidney stone (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Ice Pick Headache 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Kidney stone (12) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Racing thoughts 1 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Endocet, Magnacet, Oxycocet) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Liver damage Liver disease 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Kidney stone (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Pain 3 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Kidney stone (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Clumsiness 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations then feel faint Sleepiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (7)

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 42
30s 123
40s 158
50s 133
60s 65
70+ 14

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

71% Females
29% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 37
20-29 years 92
30-39 years 72
40-49 years 62
50-59 years 42
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 412
Not Diagnosed 10

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