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This means stones within the kidney.
This means stones within the kidney.
Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Nephrolithiasis: Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size they can cause obstruction of the ureter. Ureteral obstruction can cause pain, vomiting, blood in urine., the pain typically comes and goes in waves lasting 20 to 30 minutes. ...Read more
No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...Read more
Kidney stones (also called nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) develop when a collection of minerals or other material form a small "stone." the stone can cause pain, block the flow of urine, and rarely cause long-term kidney problems if it is not recognized and treated promptly. Fortunately, most children who develop kidney stones recover without any long-term complications.
Stones are less common. ...Read more
Got my CT scan results and it said 1 to 2 mm calcications of botj kidneys and may be attributed to nephrocalcinosis does that mean kidney stones?
No: Are you testing our knowledge? Lol whoever ordered the ct scan can tell you that nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis are two different things! Nephrocalcinosis is deposition of calcium within the kidney tissue itself (parenchyma) and nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) are stones, not necessarily made up of calcium found in tubules, ureter and other areas where urine travels before it empties! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Wouldn't advise it: Thanks to today's "war on drugs", physicians are under pressure to identify people looking for opiates for recreation, to maintain a habit, or for pain that the government doesn't consider bad enough. Physicians are also in grave danger even if they rx opiates thinking they're doing the right thing. I'm no lawyer, but if you didn't lose your job over an egregious physician error, don't do it. ...Read more
I am taking deplatt tablets, I also have kidney stones and am to undergo laser kidney stone removal, have to stop deplatt, is there an alternative?
Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie
Kidney stone: There are several types of kidney stones and at 26 years of age it is important that you know what type of stones you are passing. A stone should be submitted for analysis and you should have a 24 hour urine collection for stone risk analysis. You will need to see a urologist for this. In the mean while try to drink enough fluid to make about 2 liters of urine daily. (very little color). ...Read more
Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more
Stone: This means stones within the kidney.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on Size: The size of the stone determines if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 cm usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl (sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Often stones can be observed by xray, intervening only when painful. ...Read more
I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?
Seek evaluation.: Just because you have stones doesn't mean they will necessarily obstruct & cause you problems; but you may be at risk. The best way to assess your risk is to discuss your case with a urologist. A detailed history is important. And if you are a driver or a pilot, understanding your risk is important since you cannot afford to have an attack of renal colic while on the job. Seek advice & good luck. ...Read more
I have several nonobstructing nephrolithiasis, largest is 3.5 mm. Should I worry? How long in furture till they start hurting? I have pain medicine
Needs follow-up: At this point it sounds like the stones are still in the kidney. They should not cause pain unless they start moving down the kidney tube (ureter). Good news is largest stone is 3.5 mm which should be passable. Would see urologist to follow stones and do tests to see why you are forming them ...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
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