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what to do if you feel kidney stone coming on

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 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
35 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 male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Nephrolithiasis : Drink plenty of water. Catch the stone when you can and get it analyzed. Let us know if its calcium oxalate or some other forms of stone. Depending ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters an ... Read More
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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
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Water: There are many foods to avoid or cut back. I would suggest googling those. Really the most important thing is hydration with plenty of water. Rarely, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See Urology: If symptomatic need to se urology ; may need intervention depending upon the location. If recurrent to see a nephrologist for special testing and trea ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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What do you mean?: Do you mean how to remove kidney stone or how kidney stone is formed? Kidney stone is formed and resulted from genetic factors and lifestyle leading t ... 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Check with doctor: I have never seen a 7 cm kidney stone before, but I have seen a 7 millimeter stone accidentally reported as 7 cm. Having said that, i guess anything i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: And too big to pass on its own.
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A female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist
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