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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney stones: Never heard that kidney stones would be classified by their color. More explanation from you would be helpful.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Peptobismol: Yes, peptobismol can make your stool black. When a kidney stone moves in the ureter the pain is excruciating. Your physician can order a kidney ultras ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
No and No: Kidney stones cause colic, a typically abdominal and back phenomenon. Tarry stool and chest pain associated with Ibuprofen use signals trouble--e.g. ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 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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A 59-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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 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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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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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