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Doctor insights on: 2 To 4 Cm Kidney Stones

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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago I passed four kidney stones now every time I pass urine I get a burning pain in my bladder?

Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago I passed four kidney stones now every time I pass urine I get a burning pain in my bladder?

May Have Infection: You may have an infection in your bladder or maybe some of the stone material is still in bladder. You need to see your doctor and be checked. Meanwhile I recommend you drink 6 oz. Cranberry juice and over one quart of water per day. Good idea to take magnesium citrate or magnesium malate once daily as it helps prevents stones.
Did you get the analysis of the stone constituents results? ...Read more

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In the past four months, I've had kidney stones, strep throat with a peritonsillar abscess, two colds and a flu-like virus. Do I just have bad luck?

In the past four months, I've had kidney stones, strep throat with a peritonsillar abscess, two colds and a flu-like virus. Do I just have bad luck?

Yes and No: Any time your body is stressed, certain hormones are released by your body to help you deal with the acute situation. While these are essential to help you during the acute event, they also slightly reduce your immune system, making you more prone to pick up something else. Listen to your body, and get plenty of extra rest, nutritious food, put stressors on the back burner and you will recover! ...Read more

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Can I pass a 2 cm kidney stone?

Can I pass a 2 cm kidney stone?

Ouch!: "A penny for your thoughts." Remember that saying? Well, an American penny is 1.9 cm, so a 2 cm stone is wider than a penny. It won't come out the urethra where pee comes out. ...Read more

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2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

See a urologist: Stone is too big to pass sponaneousy & too large for shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). Urologic stone expert will likely advise percutaneos nephro-lithopaxyy (pcnl). This involves temporary placement of a percutaneous neprostomy tube, through which a nephroscope is passed & stone is proken up by laser or tithoclst. Performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Open surgery should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

Kidney stones: GAckerman ~ so you certainly have "lithogenic urine" and are at risk. GO see your Urologist so he can have a dietician talk to you about lowering Calcium and PO4 in diet. You must hydrate all the time and get checked for hyperparathyroidism. Get uric acid and oxalates checked as well. Thx ...Read more

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Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Lithotripsy: The stone may be too big pass on its own. Discuss with your doctor if you may be a candidate for lithotripsy. The procedure uses sound waves to break up the stone so that the fragments may pass in the urine. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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What can I do for 2x1 CM kidney stone?

Probable PNL: 2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy. This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive). ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a 1 CM kidney stone?

Is it safe to fly with a 1 CM kidney stone?

Kidney stone: Yes, as long as you are not the pilot.
A 1cm stone, if mobile, can cause colic and obstruction if it gets in the beginning portion of the ureter. Statistically very unlikely to successfully pass such a large stone into the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

Urology consult: This is a decent size kidney stone. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

Fluids: 24 hour urine collection for a snap shot of what goes on inside the kidney and then therapy can be tailored.
Untill then drink enough water to make about 2.5 liters of urine or untill urine is white in color. ...Read more

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Just found out I need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

Just found out I need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

PCNL: Procedure known as a percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A puncture is made in the back through the skin and into the kidney. Under general anesthesia the urologist dilates this track and inserts a scope directly into the kidney to remove the stone. Sometimes various forms of lithotripsy such as ultrasound or laser are used to break the stone up in the pieces and removed under direct visualization. ...Read more

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I have 2 kidney stone on is 2.6 cm and other on is 4mm my doctor told me u have to do operation or ur kidney will get damage plz help...?

I have 2 kidney stone on is 2.6 cm and other on is 4mm my doctor told me u have to do operation or ur kidney will get damage plz help...?

Location location: This depends on the location of the stones. Remember this is your body you got to make a choice and you could also choose to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

Here are some. ..: Fatty liver is just incidental finding while doing US for hematuria & abdominal pain leading to show urinary stone. In fact, both fatty live and kidney stone are not related. In practice, see urologist for urinary stone, hematuria, etc. And gastroenterologist for fatty liver. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do if I have a 0.7 CM kidney stone? An operation or lithotripsy?

What is the best thing to do if I have a 0.7 CM kidney stone? An operation or lithotripsy?

ESWL: Depends-if your stone is radiolucent (eg uric acid/cysteine) you could manage it medically and dissolve it. If radio-opaque/calcium in composition, while unlikely to "pass" intact, would be best managed with eswl as a minimally-invasive mono-therapy. (pcnl would be too invasive, except with significant anatomic variation (eg calyceal diverticulum/infundibular stenosis). Possible ureterorenoscopy? ...Read more

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Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite. What diet restrictions would help?

Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite. What diet restrictions would help?

Calcium stones: You have a mix of calcium containing stones. If you have no other medical disease, increase your water intake to 2L per day. 24Hour urine metabolic test needed in 6-8 weeks post stone. Decreasing the daily salt intake is the single best step and not calcium. Further changes in diet need the results of the test to determine if you need medications, dietary changes or both ...Read more

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On ultrasound it says there are a few kidney stones and one is. 9 cm x. 6 cm. I have no pain though. It says interpolar area. Can it just be watched?

On ultrasound it says there are a few kidney stones and one is. 9 cm x. 6 cm. I have no pain though. It says interpolar area. Can it just be watched?

Get to urologist: Who can give you specific advice. I think you should try medical management before you have a surgical procedure as long as you have no symptoms. But a lot depends on your age and general medical condition. ...Read more

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Is the measurement of the right kidney 8.3x3.6 CM while the left kidney 8.9x5.5 CM normal of an adult age 58 years old who has history of kidney stone?

Is the measurement of the right kidney 8.3x3.6 CM while the left kidney 8.9x5.5 CM normal of an adult age 58 years old who has history of kidney stone?

It is normal: For the right kidney to be a little smaller than the left. Your left kidney is within the lower end of normal range for size, and your right is smaller, at the borderline of the lower end. Speak with your doctor about whether the mild size discrepancy and borderline small size of the right kidney have any relevance in your clinical situation. ...Read more

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I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

Probably not..., but: The described 0.7-cm size is large than what professionally advised to wait and see. Generally speaking, some 85 % of stones of <0.4 cm would pass through ureter in 2 wks; but it doesn't mean the <0.4-cm ones would always pass and the >0.4-cm ones would never pass. Yet, if stone-related pain is tolerable and the dilation of ureter. Kidney is not severe, few >0.4 cm stones may pass in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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Could this be a Kidney stone RBC-17/HPF, RBC-5/HPF, Leuk Est-Moderate. Also a 1.2 cm cyst was found in my kidney on a ct scan,?

Could this be a Kidney stone RBC-17/HPF, RBC-5/HPF, Leuk Est-Moderate. Also a 1.2 cm cyst was found in my kidney on a ct scan,?

Could be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it could be from kidney stone but also could be due to other reasons and you should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he knows more about your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I went to ER with pain that resembled kidney stone. It's a large ovarian cyst (15.4 CM x 12.6 x 17.0). I have pcos, is this normal?

I went to ER with pain that resembled kidney stone. It's a large ovarian cyst (15.4 CM x 12.6 x 17.0). I have pcos, is this normal?

Cyst size abnormal: Gynecologist will likely advise laparoscopic unroofing, ; thereby draining the cyst. It's quite minimally invasive, specially in hands of an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Kidney stones or UTI: Kidney stones are frequently associated with UTI. You should check this first. Typically large fibroids push on the bladder and it is slow and continuos process. Abrupt onset of symptoms is usually directs towards bladder and kidneys problems. ...Read more

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Can I tell if kidney stone has transited from ureter to bladder by change in symptoms? CT scan shows a 4mm stone 1.5 CM from bladder.

Can I tell if kidney stone has transited from ureter to bladder by change in symptoms? CT scan shows a 4mm stone 1.5 CM from bladder.

See answer: The only true accurate means of determining whether a ureteral calculus has passed is to retrieve it by straining your urine. The chance of spontaneous passage of a 4mm stone ~50-60%. Onset of symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, burning, voiding small volumes usually indicates the stone is at the UVJ (ureter meets bladder). The absence or disappearance of pain does not guarantee stone passage. ...Read more

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After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?

After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?

Adrenal tumor: Requires further evaluation - most of these are not carcinoma but are adenoma - not malignant. However, malignancy is possible. The tumor can be functional - secreting excess hormones -- or non functional - just a growth. Workup requires blood and urine testing and additional imaging tests. Work up Is essential. ...Read more

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I have problem of kidney stones pain, in scan 5mm two calculus in left side so please tell me the solution on it.

Two kidney stones: These two stones are borderline to be able to pass down your ureters; to help - drink 4-5 liters per day; add lemon extract 4 tablespoons per day; see urologist if you can about extraction; ...Read more

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Are there any complications from repeat kidney stones? My husband has had two in 6 months. He is only 45 years old.

Are there any complications from repeat kidney stones? My husband has had two in 6 months. He is only 45 years old.

Pain: If one of them was analyzed then a stone metabolic workup which includes a number of urine and blood chemical tests can be done to arrive at a preventive plan which would include special diet &/or medication depending on result. Answering your question: stones that pass or are removed if causing obstruction will not cause long term complications, but the pain is bad enough. Good luck to your husband ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of a kidney releasing all of the kidney stones quickl? I passed 5 stones in two days with 3 more a week later same kiney

Has anyone heard of a kidney releasing all of the kidney stones quickl? I passed 5 stones in two days with 3 more a week later same kiney

Stones analyzed?: Hi. That's awful! I'm sorry! Did you give a stone to your doctor to have it analyzed? Most stones are calcium oxalate with a little calcium phosphate thrown in for good measure. Many cases are treatable/preventable. Have your doc check your serum calcium and 24-hour urine calcium for starters. Preventing the next stones is important! ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 8.9 mm at uretrovesical junction. No obstructive uropathy. Been there for four weeks, is there any dangers continuing with medication?

Kidney stone of 8.9 mm at uretrovesical junction. No obstructive uropathy. Been there for four weeks, is there any dangers continuing with medication?

Possible: 9 mm stone at the ureterovesicle junction has about 10% chance of passage. That junction can be the most difficult to pass through. As long as there is no hydronephrosis, it may be safe to continue trying to pass it. However, long term obstruction can affect kidney function. Also, silent obstruction can occur and result in renal damage. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more