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4 Mm Kidney Stone Picture
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
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
Pain in my right kidney for the past four days. Sharp stabbing pain. Can't twist my body to right. Kidney stone or infection?
See below: Sounds more like a kidney infection than a stone. Stone pain tends to be a dull ache. ...Read more
Yes to all: This sounds like a very serious situation and this child needs to be under the care of a competent pediatric urologist to find the cause of the kidney stone. Gallstones can be lethal as well; in a child, the workup should include a check for ongoing hemolysis, even low-level. ...Read more
For the past few months, I've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?
Wonder about food: It is sure not related to kidneys. Partially digested material? Go over everything you eat, you probably will find a reason for stool stones. ...Read more
Yes: Kidney stones have a bright or echogenic appearance on ultrasound. Color doppler also produces a characteristic "twinkling" artifact that helps to differentiate stones from other causes of bright structures in the kidney. Cancer is demonstrated by the presence of a mass either in the kidney cortex or in the collecting structures of the kidney. The appearance is different. ...Read more
4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?
Here are some. ..: Less than some 3% of urinary stones - usually uric acid - could be dissolved. And a 4-mm stone has a chance of some 75-85% to travel through ureter to the bladder in some 2 weeks, but not always the case. Besides, there has been no known herbs or "magic" pills for dissolving a stone except intensely alkalizing urine may dissolve uric acid stone. So, taking it out with laser is a good choice. Ask. ...Read more
I have a 4 mm kidney stone for about 4 weeks now having a lot of pain in my vagina area. What could that mean?
You could be trying: To pass the stone, call your urologist and he or she can get a gyn consult if necessary. ...Read more
I have a 4 MM Kidney Stone. That is stuck in my bladder, and I'm wondering if it's safe to Fly? The pain is really really BAD. Pain meds no help
Would not fly in pai: How long ago did stone pass? 4 M&M should come out but you may need doctors help. Pain should be less unless stone us impacted (stuck) in ureter or urethra. ...Read more
4 mm kidney stone no more pain in back but severe pain in penis. I have good flow but it hurts after flow slows down. Been drinking ton of water..
While getting a stent placed for a 4 mm kidney stone, my urologist found a bladder lesion. He took a biopsy. Any chance it is NOT cancer?
Few 3 mm and 4 mm kidney stone in lower pole of kidney, pain hematuria for a month. Show on ultrasound not CT. Treatment options?
Stone: If a stone is seen on ultrasound but not on ct it is then difficult to treat as 99% of stones are visualized on ct. ...Read more
I was prescribed flomax (tamsulosin) for a' 4 mm kidney stone. By day two I developed nasal congestion and tooth sensitivity and jaw pain. Was that from flomax (tamsulosin)?
Side effect profile: After reviewing side effect profile of Flomax (tamsulosin), (tamsulosin) Rhinitis (irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose) is a possible side effect however this is a non-specific symptom and could be related to other infectious process such as upper respiratory infection. Tooth and jaw pain likely related but not as a side effect to Flomax (tamsulosin). You may want to see dentist if toothache persists. ...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 more
How to remove kidney stone by naturally. I have two small stone in my kidney rt 4 mm and lt 6 mm?
Kidney stones: There is no natural way to do this. See a urologist for help. ...Read more
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
I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery?
Depends: Generally a stone this size has about 60% of passing spontaneously. If not passed in 4 weeks, it will probably not pass. If it has been 4 weeks, have it removed endoscopically. Best wishes for you. ...Read more
What will be the symptoms when my kidney stone travels from the UVJ into the bladder? Currently pain free. Stone 4.5 mm x 11 mm at UVJ.
Variable: Stones near the bladder can cause urinary frequency and urgency. As they travel down the ureter, pain is the most common symptom. This is a fairly large stone at the most narrow part of the ureter and has a low chance of passing into the bladder on it's own. You should see a Urologist. ...Read more
ESWL, fluids, etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more
No: This is too large to pass. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. A 7.5 mm stone should be referred to a urologist for treatment options. ...Read more
1.1cm: Is a relatively large stone, and may lead to problems in the future, even though now it is non-obstructing. Discuss the risks/benefits with your Urologist in an informed decision making conversation/visit and decide the best option for your specific case. Good luck. ...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
Jade six mm kidney stone diagnosed last summer I did not have the recommended surgery can this be dangerous to my health?
Kidney stone: It depends on where the stone is. A 6mm stone can sometimes be passed with plenty of hydration. If it is obstructing the pathway urine takes to the bladder, it may cause pain, irritation or even infection. However some stones form and are never symptomatic and then you just need to watch them. ...Read more
Hi, I have a Kidney stone of 8 mm in right uretreric calculus at VU junction. It is possible to pass through urine. Pl suggest.
Possible but hard: 8mm is a good size stone first make sure it is not blocking the kidney next you could passed it but very painful find out if they can crush it with a machine or grab it with a basket ...Read more
How can I tell if I just passed a kidney stone? There's a really small 2-3 mm rectangular brown looking piece in my urine. Stone...Something else?
Save it: Bring it to your physician who will send it for analysis. It is very likely a prostatic concretion rather than a kidney stone. ...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
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