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.

What is it like to have Kidney stone?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Amitriptyline, Zolpidem, Trazodone
Modafinil, Rest, Handicap/Disability Parking Permit
Sertraline, Clonazepam, Alprazolam
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Oxycodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen
Fluoxetine, Venlafaxine, Sertraline

What do patients take to treat Kidney stone and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Toradol, Toradol IM)


(Novo-Ondansetron, Zofran ODT, Zofran)


(Ordine 10, Zomorph, Sevredol, Lannett Morphine Sulfate)


(Pramin, Maxolon, Metozolv ODT, Metoclopram)


These charts show data from Kidney stone patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Kidney stone on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 521 patients have this condition
  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 96 say Kidney stone is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 48
30s 100
40s 138
50s 118
60s 51
70+ 10


Distribution of females vs. males

71% Females
29% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 85
30-39 years 58
40-49 years 47
50-59 years 35
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 356
Not Diagnosed 7

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