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Blood in the Urine in Men
You may be able to manage your symptoms at home for now. Unless you've been told to avoid non-prescription pain relievers, you can try acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) for your pain. You should force fluids to try to flush out the stone -- this really works.
You should contact your doctor if
You need a stronger pain reliever.
You are experiencing nausea that makes it hard to keep down fluids.
You develop a temperature over 100.5 degrees F.
Your pain continues for more than 48 to 72 hours.
If your symptoms improve, you may not need immediate evaluation by your doctor. You may see a tiny dark stone as it passes out of your body into the toilet. (If so, fish it out -- your doctor may want to send it to the laboratory for analysis). However, keep in mind that you will eventually need to see your doctor to make sure that no microscopic traces of blood remain in the urine, and that no other stones can be found in the kidneys.
Check out this link to read more about kidney stones.
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