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10 Mm Kidney Stone
I have a 10 mm kidney stone in the lower pole of the right kidney. Will it cause damage to kidney if left alone? Was 4 mm last year. bleeding in uri
Kidney stones: Ask your doctor is you have any signs of hydronephrosis. Hydornephrosis is caused by obstruction. If you have this I'd suggest you get this stone taken care of. If you don't have any signs of hydronephrosis there probably isn't any danger waiting a little longer to have this removed. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try and find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...Read more
That sounds quite: Large. If it is in the upper tract ie the kidney i would think it is too large to pass. ...Read more
My CT scan shows oval shaped 10.9 mm vs 4.5 mm kidney stone in the upper ureter, with a good orientation. What chances of passing?
I have a 5 mm kidney stone lodged in my urterer, and it has been there for over 4 months. can my kidney have damage?
Kidney stone: Yes, chronic urinary tract obstruction from an impacted kidney stone can cause kidney damage. Please drink plenty of fluids, strain all urine, and see your physician for a urology referral if not already done to prevent future problems like infection, more stones, hypertension, and kidney failure. Hopefully, it is only a partial obstruction, which isn't as serious, but still worrisome. ...Read more
Yes, definitely: Stones enlarge because of high concentrations of different "salts" in your urine. You need adequate fluid intake to generate 2+ l of urine/day, and avoid foods that increase your excretion of those salts. Decrease protein to decrease urinary uric acid excretion. Decrease na+ intake to decrease ca++excretion. Don't restrict ca++ intake too severely, though; that may increase urinary ca++ excretion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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