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what are the cause of kidny stone

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
Many causes: When bile chemical composition (cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate, calcium carbonate) in the gallbladder gets out of balance, gallstones can form. Whi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilda Ganesen
Specializes in Family Medicine
INFECTION & OTHER : COMMON CAUSES: NOT ENOUGH WATER IN THE DIET, HIGH URIC ACID LEVELS, HIGH LEVELS OF CALCIUM AND A FAMILY HISTORY OF RENAL STONES
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsil stones: Tonsils stones are formed by trapping of food and debris in crypts or crevices of the tonsils. The material then becomes calcified to form stones.
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metaboli ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Symptoms will vary.: Pain is the most common symptom, which comes from obstruction of the ureter, and its location depends on the location of the stone. It comes in waves, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Pain: The pain would present depending on size of stone and location. The pain could be in the lower back or flank, inner thigh, testicles. Blood in the uri ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Most of stone patients have their inborn derangement in handling acidity of the body including renal tubular acidosis and shortage of stone inhibito ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Kidney stones: Most kidney stone do not have a definite cause, dehydration is common, inmobilization causes calcium loss from bones, kidney filtration defects, hyper ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Many.: Kidney stones can be silent, but when they obstruct the kidney they can cause debilitating pain. This can be an issue for many, especially pilots & tr ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Pain: Most patients with kidney stones experienced a lot of pain. This pain is usually in their flank and radiating into the groin. Symptoms of kidney failu ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
None: Usually no symptoms at all. Incidental finding in ultrasound. When they are very large may feel some discomfort in the flank area.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It would depend on the degree of "kidney damage." but my guess is you may have been told you had chronic kidney disease, possibly stage 2 or 3. Then y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Flank pain: Sharp pain under the back side of the ribs radiating into the groin is most common. Severe nausea and vomiting also common. Pain with urination can ha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Flank pain: Usually pain in the kidneys is manifest with pain flank area or the area of the back on either side just below the ribs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Bacteria: Kidney infections usually begin in the lower urinary tract. After bacteria infect there, they ascend to the kidney. Trauma, hygiene, and obstruction c ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Bright spots: Kidney stones show up on ultrasound as bright echogenic foci (white spots) within the substance of the kidney. If the stones are larger than 3 or 4 mm ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Pain, blood in urine: The typical presentation of a kidney stone is one sided flank pain that radiates into the groin with blood in the urine. That being said, having to go ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fawad Qureshi
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Nausea, vomiting: usually no symptoms until the kidney function is 10-15 from a normal of 80. The symptoms at that time are symptoms of Flu with nausea, vomiting and de ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Kidney cancer: You should see your urologist and also look at nccn.Org but smoking. About a third of kidney cancers are thought to be caused by smoking. Some of the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney proble ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Symptoms of CKD.: The problems of chronic kidney disease (ckd) seen by patients depends on the stage of CKD they have. Patients with stage 1-2, may have no problems the ... Read More
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