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Kidney stones

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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney stones: Stones are like rocks, they do not float.
Dr. Bruce Horowitz
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: No they do not. Anything floating is not a kidney stone.
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
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Several: Several theories. Any structural problems in the urinary tract, concentrated urine, infection.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Multiple issues: Heredity, male sex, low water intake, increased solutes in urine, obesity etc. Check out the site given below for more info. http://www.bing.com/hea... 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.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Possibly: If you have a tendency to form oxalate stones then food rich in oxalates like beets could contribute to stone formation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Cure?: Depends on what they are made of. Uric acid stone are one type others are made of such elements are oxalate and others. Preventing them is best achiev... Read More

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