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how is kidney stone treated?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 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 ones will pass. Push fluids and take pain meds. Sound waves can be used in lithotripsy to break up stones that can be naturally passed as well.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 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. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
requires surgery for lithotripsy if large stone or stuck in ureter. This is done endoscopically with placement of a telescope into the ureter and using laser or ESWL. A temporary stent is usually required after the procedure.
Aug 25, 2012

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Will giving a kidney affect my lifestyle?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: As one of our few paired organs, kidneys were i believe the first used in living donor transplants.Affect on lifestyle depends on your circumstances.I'd encourage a horseman or bull rider to stop, or quit playing sports where you are most likely to take a good hit & could injure the remaining one.If this doesn't describe your liifestyle, it likely wouldn't affect it. You only need one to live well.
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How does a kidney stone get treated?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Usually: Pain medication, anti nausea medication and fluids, usually IV sometimes oral. Rarely the stone is too large to pass, and then there are a number of procedures that can alleviate the obstruction and remove the stone. These very large stones are usually managed by a urologist.
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A 61-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to feel ill and tired after passing a kidney stone?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Possible: Pain, uti, anemia if there is heavy bleeding.
A 37-year-old male asked:

What are the cause of kidney stone and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Multiple: Infection, anomaly, high calcium, high uric acid.
A 20-year-old male asked:

What is 2mm stone in the inferior calyx of the right kidney mean? How could it be treated? ty

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Dr. Samuel Lee
Urology 31 years experience
Kidney stone: 2 mm is the size of the stone and inferior calyx is a location/position of the stone in the kidney.Stones the size are usually not treated with surgery as they will readily pass on their own

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