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can i use a laxative after having kidney stone

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: You can use MiraLAX or polyethylene glycol powder a capful in water or juice daily, a dose of sennokot or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or ta ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Depends...: Only if you know the chemical composition of the stone.....then a answer can be given. Most common stone is Uric Acid...
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
You can: But it will not work. The stone blocks and the smoothe muscles in the ureter work overtime to push it forward, and that sounds out alarm signals big ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
You may: It would be better to stay with the doctor who installed the stent, as he has better knowledge of your anatomy. If there is a strong reason to changin ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Talk to urologists. : Watchful waiting may be perfectly reasonable, but there will always be a risk that the stone may obstruct, cause extreme pain, or become larger requir ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yup: Tomato seeds attract artheritis antigen, also one time tomatoes were banned in parties saying kidney stone I think acidity has som ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
26 years experience Urology
Watch protein: Kidney stones form because of multiple factors. It is important to know what your stones were made of in the past. Factors such as fluid intake, sod ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Maybe: It will not hurt you more but may not help. If you have a kidney stone fluids and management for pain and possible vomiting/infection may be what you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Sure: This has nothing to do with kidney stones. Most stones are calcium-based and even then, the problem usually isn't so much excess calcium as insufficie ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Yes: If you have an obstruction and can't urinate it is possible that you can damage both kidneys not to mention the discomfort related to not being able t ... Read More
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