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Soft kidney stones

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 18 years experience
Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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 Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Urologic help: If the stone is passing we have a few options but if the stone is "locked" in the kidney it needs less attention.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Small pass,big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously . If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp.... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
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
Pain Management 18 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 10 years experience
Kidney stones: Stones are like rocks, they do not float.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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
41 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
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