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how do I know if I have kidney sand

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends..: Common stones are Uric acid, oxalate. See your doctor to know. Some dietary modification will eliminate production. Mean while flush yourself with ple ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Winickoff
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
They are similar.: By sand the radiologist probably means very small stones. Crystals are usually microscopic and are seen in a urine analysis, but are made of the same ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stones: Kidney stones.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Sand means stones: If you see gravel in urine, these are miniature stone. It is curable by drinking 10 or more cups of liquid daily. If you have a known stone history or ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Need clarification: I will have to assume a few things from your post. By "sand" I assume you mean kidney stones. And by "pyelon" I'm assuming renal pelvis, the outlet fr ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: There is no contraindication to taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) in this situation. Best wishes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Prevent, not remove: There are a few studies that show magnesium supplementation along with B6 or just magnesium can reduce the formation of kidney stones by 90% or so. Ho ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Flank pain: I'm uncertain what "sand on the kidneys" refers to. Back pain has many, many causes. Tiny sand-like stones are unlikely to be the culprit. In any c ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gelman
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Cystitis: As saoon as your off antibiotics and are cleared infection wise and appendix wise.

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