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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Minerals: A kidney stone is hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract. Kidney stones may contain various combinati ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues.. Follow up with pmd ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on size: Once kidney stone is confirmed by ct of kidneys treatment depends on size. Large stones needs to be surgically removed by urologists while smallers on ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
Can increase risk: High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk. This diet can also increase cal ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Possibly: If you have a tendency to form oxalate stones then food rich in oxalates like beets could contribute to stone formation.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Kidney stones: Stones are like rocks, they do not float.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Oxalate stones: Are often the result of crohn's disease related to the lack of absorption of bile salts in the diseased ileum. You shouldn't have hydronephrosis if th ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Kidney stone: Save a kidney, you have two and it would be nice to keep both of them working.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. D A Steve Griswold
29 years experience in Radiology
Yes, it can. : Sensitivity of individuals varies as does the dietary intake required to become a problem. Avoid leaves of the rhubarb plant which are very high in o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Not by itself.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience in Urology
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 ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Has a potential: But need a f/u with your doc to make sure that calcium level in 24 hour urine is not increased much. The citrate is the good part that will increase i ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Nephrolithiasis : Drink plenty of water. Catch the stone when you can and get it analyzed. Let us know if its calcium oxalate or some other forms of stone. Depending ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Kidney stones: No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Can hurt like labor: Yes, but not always. The pain can be excruciating, unremitting, described by some as worst than labor pain. The larger then stone the more pain gene ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fox
Dr. David Fox answered
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Limit animal protein: eating too much animal protein, such as red meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood, boosts the level of uric acid and could lead to ki ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of uric acid stones.A acidic urine in patients with diabetes is the underlying problem. Avoidance ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience in Urology
No: Stones would not cause this. Now diabetic patients can have stones and both conditions may be present simultaneously, but the stones do not cause the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Not always: Urate crystals may be seen without gross stone formation.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones.

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