U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Does everyone have kidney stones

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
No: Patients with unusual diets, metabolic abnormalities, dehydration, and other factors can cause stones. Not everyone gets stones.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stones: It really depends on the cause of the stones. If you have a low citrate level in your urine or have calcium oxalate or calcium phosphorus stones, uro... Read More
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 28 years experience
Several stones - yes: Urocit k (potassium citrate) works for calcium oxalate stones and uric acid stones.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Urocit K (potassium citrate): No. Urocit K (potassium citrate) is excellent. But it requires a prescription and the practitioner must determine it is necessary and helpful. Most ki... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
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
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 14 years experience
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. St... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney stones: Stones are like rocks, they do not float.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic te... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/definition/con-20024829
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Some are: Infection or struvite kidney stones are relatively soft ; composed of magnesium ammonium phosphate when compared to calcium or uric acid stones..
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Time: If the stone is a passable size (5 millimeters or less), given time, the ureter which it is passing through will contract to pass the stone through in... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 27 years experience
X-rays: With either a sonogram, x-ray (kub) or ct of the abdomen without any contrast. The best method is a ct as it can give exact location and weather it... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Rizkalla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Through laser treatment to break down the stones.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership