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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with kidney stone

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (6) kidney stone (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (6) kidney stone (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion cognitive impairment 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6) kidney stone (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety attacks drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (5)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (6) kidney stone (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness lightheadedness 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (4) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
  • 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 4
20s 59
30s 192
40s 271
50s 322
60s 198
70+ 77

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 304
Female 820

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