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Advice for kidney stone?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
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 on the stone type, lemonade maybe beneficial. A blood test is advised.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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 and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I do for a stone in the kidney?

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Dr. Nima Yavari
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Urologist : you need to see a urologist to evaluate whether the stone can be passed on its own or whether you need to undergo a procedure to have the stone removed. How do you know you have a stone? See your primary care doc for an initial evaluation and you can then be referred to a urologist if indicated.

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Last updated Feb 23, 2020

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