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How do i know if i have kidney stones and to rid of them

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Diet isn't key: You can look around online and different urologists will tell you different things, but the key to preventing another stone is staying well-hydrated a ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Drinking is good but: Drinking water is good but not the only answer. If you have any recurrent kidney stones or you have multiple stones you may need to do a 24 hour urin ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Please see your Dr.: First, see your doctor and discuss this problem with her/him. High fiber diet (beans/lentils, whole grains, vegetables and fruit with the skin wher ... Read More
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Dr. Stacy Loeb
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See a GI: Kidney stones shouldn't affect your digestive system unless you take narcotic pain medicine. There are many great over the counter agents like colace ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are...: How ; when to remove stones inside kidney? Surgeon has to consider the size/stone load, density, location, availlable technology, and patient's unders ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely no: Is this an old problem ie. known in your medical history, or are you having acute flank pain/blood in your urine/ difficulty urinating / fevers right ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
17 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Only one way out: There is only one natural way out. You have to pass it or have a procedure to help. Lots of fluids will help increase your urine flow rate and possibl ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Hydration.: To prevent stone recurrences, first increase fluid intake, taking 10 full glasses (2l) of water a day. Follow a low salt diet, since sodium increases ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Kidney stones: Some are low fluid intake, high dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose, & high fructose corn syrup, calcium oxalate, grape ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Lithotripsy: extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is generally the recommended treatment for stones of this size located in the kidney. this is an outpatient trea ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
14 years experience Radiology
Urology consult: This is a decent size kidney stone. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a urologist.
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