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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Pain (11) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Pain (8) Kidney stone (2)
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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)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (8) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Kidney stone (8) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
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)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Chronic constipation 9 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (11) Kidney stone (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxiety with missed dose Balance problems 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Cognitive impairment 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (8) Kidney stone (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Grogginess 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (8) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Kidney stone (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Kidney problems Sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Kidney stone (8) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Problems concentrating Weight gain 27 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxiety for unknown reasons Morning sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Anxious mood 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Kidney stone, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Kidney stone on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 54
30s 169
40s 224
50s 209
60s 118
70+ 31
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 50
20-29 years 114
30-39 years 91
40-49 years 76
50-59 years 52
60-69 years 11
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

72% Female
28% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 520
Not Diagnosed 12

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