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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
17 years experience Pathology
Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.
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Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Stone > 1cm: Options largely depends on the location of the stone. A non-obstructing stone in a renal calyx can be treated with shockwaves most of the time. A st ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Minerals: A kidney stone is hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract. Kidney stones may contain various combinati ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues.. Follow up with pmd ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on size: Once kidney stone is confirmed by ct of kidneys treatment depends on size. Large stones needs to be surgically removed by urologists while smallers on ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: you will pass it some times with lots of pains , drink plenty of water , if it get stuck then your rotor will help you.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Kidney stones: Stones are like rocks, they do not float.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience 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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