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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Kidney Stones (Overview)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up by special ultrasonic treatments.


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Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Nephrolithotomy: While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters. These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
64 doctors shared insights

Kidney Stones (Overview)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up by special ultrasonic treatments.


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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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What r kidney stone symptoms?

Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How does kidney stone medicine affect sperm?

How does kidney stone medicine affect sperm?

It doesn't: It really doesn't affect sperm production. Sperm is produced in the testicles and renal stones are formed in the kidneys. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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What exactly happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

What exactly happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

See below: When a stone passes out from the kidney it goes into the ureter which is a tube connecting the kidney to the urinary bladder. Depending on the size of the stone, it may either stay in the ureter and cause obstruction (with pain & blood in urine) or passes into the urinary bladder. From the urinary bladder it may eventually pass through the urethra to the outside. ...Read more

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Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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Gall stone in gall bladder?

Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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Gall stone in gall bladder?

Right upper abd pain: Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food. Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have symptomatic gallstones you may need to see a surgeon for gall bladder removal. Untreated, it can cause a more serious infection. ...Read more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not misss your dialysis sessions
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Eat low-phosphorus foods
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Eat a low-potassium diet
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What are the tests for kidney stone?

What are the tests for kidney stone?

Several: There are several tests used. The best test is the ct scan but has a lot of radiation. In addition, a kub x-ray, kidney ultrasound, and urinalysis are also used as adjunctive tests. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Do kidney stones hurt?

Yes: Kidney stones typically cause pain when they cause obstruction. This is when the stone sits somewhere in the ureter and cause the kidney to dilate. Stones that sits within the kidney and not causing the kidney to dilate may cause renal colic as well. Instead of causing the whole kidney to obstruct, it causes a small part of the kidney to obstruct (infundibulum–caliceal level) and can cause pain. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

Not drinking enough: The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinkning enough water. However, there may be other problems as well, so it is important for you to see your doctor so that the appropriate tests may be obtained. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Not typically: There is nothing inherent to this procedure which would lower a persons threshold for seizure. Individuals at risk for seizure should know that these procedures often require anesthesia and the use of those medications may change the effectiveness of anti-seizure medications. This can be discussed with the anesthesia team prior to scheduling a procedure. ...Read more

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Can you describe what kidney stones feel like?

Can you describe what kidney stones feel like?

Flank pain: Kidney stones cause pain in the back, the flank, the groin, and sometimes the urethra depending on the stone's location in the process of passing. It feels like the worst pain you have ever had according to many patients. ...Read more

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What are signs of kidney stones on sons?

What are signs of kidney stones on sons?

Likely white areas.: The sonogram/ultrasound is used to see stones that an x ray cannot pick up. They are seen as white/opaque area(s) and may be accompanied by strands/beams of signal around them like those seen with gallstones from the signal passing by/around them. ...Read more

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Do beets cause kidney stones?

Do beets cause kidney stones?

Possibly: If you have a tendency to form oxalate stones then food rich in oxalates like beets could contribute to stone formation. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more