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how can you reduce the pain of kidney stones

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually pass: 4 mm stones usually pass but any stone can be incredibly painful. Drink plenty of fluid.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Kidney stones: There are several types of kidney stones so to a large degree the causative dietary items depend on composition. Most stones are calcium oxylate. Ca ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Unrelated, but...: A non-moved or non-moving stone inside kidney has no effect on how one may urinate. But a greatly reduced urine stream should be evaluated since such ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: The answer to stones is to know what sort it is. Commonest stone is calcium oxalate and it can be prevented by taking magnesium. Once the stone has fo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more flu ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
You may: Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is safer. To avoid recurrence of kidney stones, drink enough water everyday so that your urine is mostly colorless.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Cystine stones: Cystine stones result from a rare genetic disorder that causes Amino Acid cystine to leak through the kidneys and into the urine to form crystals. Alk ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Nail biting: Does not lead to kidney stones. Try keeping nails trimmed short; substitute a carrot or celery stick to chew on whenever u might bite nails. Otc preps ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Kidney stones: 43 M asks about hydra trio and kidney stones and genetics. ANS: depends on the kind of stones. some strongly inherited. Look at your family tree. No ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of ... Read More
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