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Doctor insights on: Nonobstructing Stone At The Lower Pole Of The Left Kidney

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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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3 stones.. one is 2.3 mm, Right kidney. Left kidney has 2, Lower pole 1.6cm stone and Upper nonobstructing stone measuring 7.6 cm, any advice?

3 stones.. one is 2.3 mm, Right kidney. Left kidney has 2, Lower pole 1.6cm stone and Upper nonobstructing stone measuring 7.6 cm, any advice?

Urologist: You could try a combination of Magnesium, B-multivitamin and vitamin D3. That can help prevent further stones, but you probably need to see a urologist about the larger stones. ...Read more

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Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have  a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Ureteroscopy : This treatment for many stones involves using a small scope to look into the ureter (kidney tube). The stone can be either removed or broken up with a laser.
After surgery there may or may not be a stent. This is a thin, soft plastic tube to keep the ureter from closing. Either way, you can expect some burning with peeing, urgency/frequency to peeing, mild pain in the side or blood in the urine. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone , the size of which is 3 mm and i often experience pain on my left lower abdomen. ?

I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone , the size of which is 3 mm and i often experience pain on my left lower abdomen. ?

KIDNEY STONES: If the stone is in the ureter or the tube and it is moving toward the bladder it can hurt there. It ofter causes frequenct urination sensation prior to popping into the bladder and passing. ...Read more

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I went to the ER Sunday with pain in my lower right back and nausea they did a catscan and said I have two kidney stones in my left kidney and hematu?

I went to the ER Sunday with pain in my lower right back and nausea  they did a catscan and said I have two kidney stones in my left kidney and hematu?

Water: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Drink plenty of water, take the pills they gave you. If the stone is small enough it will pause on it's own. If it hasn't passed and your still having pain you may need to see a urologist.

Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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CT scan at ER showed 4mm kidney stone just left kidney. 3 days later no blood in urine no problems urinating. Severe pain still only in lower back.

CT scan at ER showed 4mm kidney stone just left kidney. 3 days later no blood in urine no problems urinating. Severe pain still only in lower back.

Drink fluids lots: May had another small fragment stuck at ureter or same one on CT moving ,have to see a urologist , may need a procedure to pass the stone after initial observation. ...Read more

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6mm stone in the upper pole of the left kidney. Painful since i passed my first stone 6 months ago. Microhematuria x 6 months. What are my options?

6mm stone in the upper pole of the left kidney.   Painful since i passed my first stone 6 months ago. Microhematuria x 6 months. What are my options?

Scope vs ESWL: Ureteroscopy for your symptomatic stone is emerging as a better option for treating renal calculi than eswl. It is also important to be on some type of therapy to minimize development of more stones. ...Read more

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I have stone in my left kidney?

I have stone in my left kidney?

Symptoms?: Kidney stones are not infrequent and treatment depends on if they are causing pain, nausea, vomiting, fevers, urinary problems, blood in the urine, or kidney blockage. Many small stones will pass without treatment though some some stones will require small surgeries. ...Read more

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I have stone in my left kidney 3mm each.there is two stones. What to do and dont?

Fluids: If your in pain then seek medical help. If not, in the meantime increase fluid intake to help the stones pass during urination. Good health. ...Read more

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I have a stone in my left kidney can it hurt before it passes. Because the kidney hurts?

I have a stone in my left kidney can it hurt before it passes. Because the kidney hurts?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Left kidney have stone of 12 mm size found in ultrascan. Sir, please help me i have a stone of 12 mm since 1 year?

Left kidney have stone of 12 mm size found in ultrascan. Sir, please help me i have a stone of 12 mm since 1 year?

12 mm no prob: 12 mm stones in the kidney are usually an incidental finding. Kidney stones don't usually cause problems unless they migrate to the ureter ( tube from the kidney to the bladder ). ...Read more

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I have a stone in my left kidney, but it hast dropped yet but my kidney is hurting. Can it be causing me pain still inside my kidney?

Yes!: If it doesn't pass you may have to go to ER. You might have it broken up by lithotripsy and if that doesn't work there is a surgical option. ...Read more

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I was told a cyst on my left kidney grew 11mm over the last 5yrs. Should this need to be removed, is that painful? Can it cause stones?

I was told a cyst on my left kidney grew 11mm over the last 5yrs. Should this need to be removed, is that painful? Can it cause stones?

Investigate: Usually if it is a "simple cyst" (i.e. With no signs of cancer), and does not hurt or cause bleeding or uti, a cyst does not need to be removed and can be watched with serial imaging over time. ...Read more

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Last year CTscan showed stone in Left Kidney of 1.2cm, this year CTscan (different location) 12mm x14mm. Is it bigger? Best procedure to have?

Last year CTscan showed stone in Left Kidney of 1.2cm, this year CTscan (different location) 12mm x14mm.  Is it bigger?  Best procedure to have?

Get it treated: 1.2 CM = 12 mm so I would say it is the same size. You should get this treated either with shockwave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy. Glad to talk with you about the relative merits of either approach. ...Read more

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What to do for kidney stone in my left kidney?

What to do for kidney stone in my left kidney?

Flush and catch: Flush with water and catch the stone with filter to be analyzed and apropriate further treatment. ...Read more

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Sir, i m having a stone in left kidney....Wat precutions should I take to stay gud mainly in food.....?

Plenty fluids and ..: Drink plenty of fluids , about 2 to 3 liters per day so you produce a lot of urine. You also can benefit from limiting your protein in the diet (meats and animal products). Most importantly, if you pass the stone, try to catch it and take in to a doctor to have it analyzed. Stone analysis can lead to more specific treatment for the type of stone you are prone to making. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for kidney stone? I've been feeling some pain in my left kidney area and i'm scared that might be it.

Kidney stones: Stones residing in the kidneys often have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur with nonobstructing stones in the kidneys it usually is a dull ache in the flank and perhaps microscopic blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Been having pains in my left kidney over a week. Saw a dr. and was told it was a kidney stone. Have been hydrating the stone has still not passed. ?

Been having pains in my left kidney over a week. Saw a dr. and was told it was a kidney stone. Have been hydrating the stone has still not passed. ?

Kidney stone pain: Most small kidney stones pass spontaneously, those larger than 5 - 6mm may not. Pain is related to obstruction. Such stones best managed by urologist. Drinks lots of water, Dr may prescribe Tamsulosin to facilitate passage. However, persistent high grade pain, if present, needs to be relieved. Good Luck ...Read more

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I had a lithotripsy on my left kidney to remove 2 - 8cm stones on oct 11th. I have continued to have a discomfort pain (like a brused feeling . Why?

I had a lithotripsy on my left kidney to remove 2 - 8cm stones on oct 11th. I have continued to have  a discomfort pain (like a brused feeling . Why?

LITHOTRIPSY: Lithotripsy simply fractures the stones after which they need to pass. It can take more than 1 treatment for this much stone. The pieces can also stack up in the ureter and cause pain. The skin often bruises with treatment and the tissue of the kidney can also bruise. Many reasons for pain after litho. ...Read more

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What can I do if my left kidney show a calculus (stone) measuring 0.3cm, how to get rid of this stone?

What can I do if my left kidney show a calculus (stone) measuring 0.3cm, how to get rid of this stone?

Drink lots of water: 3mm stone should be small enough to pass spontaneously, drinking plenty of fluid will help. May well be painful after it enters the ureter, or if it partially obstructs. ...Read more

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I have a 1.5 cm stone at the bottom of the left kidney. Will it pass down through the tube?How far will it get before it gets stuck?

I have a 1.5 cm stone at the bottom of the left kidney. Will it pass down through the tube?How far will it get before it gets stuck?

A stone that size: is unlikely to enter the ureter ..stones of less than a mm
(1.5 cm=15 mm!!!!!!!!) are usually passed.....

The chances are your stone is "stuck" in the tubular tissue of the kidney.

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi, I have an 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?

Hi, I have an 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort.  Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?

Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled. So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you. ...Read more

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Can a dr break a kidney stone thats stuck in the tissue lose by hitting on your back? My left kidney hurts really bad after she hit it I have a stone

Can a dr break a kidney stone thats stuck in the tissue lose by hitting on your back? My left kidney hurts really bad after she hit it I have a stone

Unlikely: it's highly unlikely that the doctor was able to "break a stone loose" by hitting your back. your doctor was probably checking for tenderness there, and the pain your feeling is from the same process that brought you to see her in the first place (stone, infection, etc). we have very expensive machines to break up kidney stones, if your doctor could do it with her hand we wouldn't need them. ...Read more