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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Emdur
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stones: The most common type of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Stones form in the urinary system for a number of different reasons. Once the s ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Kidney stones: Stones are like rocks, they do not float.
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
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
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Kidney stones: Most kidney stones are produced by a combination of factors: excessive excretion of calcium and possibly uric acid in the urine, combined with dehydra ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/definition/con-20024829
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience in Urology
Nephrolithiasis: There are many different types of stones including calcium oxalate (mono & dihydrate), calcium phosphate, struvite, cystine, indinvir, matrix and uric ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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
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A 46-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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
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
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