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Any Medicine To Break The Kidney Stone Of 8mm Size
Kidney stones: Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes If obstructing : If its an obstructing renal stone causing hydronephrosis, urinary collecting system dilatation, you are most likely also have associated symptoms of flank pain possibly radiating to the groin, +/- fever and blood tinged urine.The stone and the pain associated with it can cause your pressure to rise. BP will fall back to baseline when the stone passes and the pain resolves.No if it's not obstructing. ...Read more
Kidney stone 8mm in size diagnosed last week just went to bathroom and noticed blood in urine. Should I worry or is it normal?
Kidney stone: Most probably the blood you are seeing is coming from the kidney. 8 mm might be hard to pass spontaneously without intervention. Increase fluids intake and you better use a urinary strainer to catch the stone. Make sure you keep a F/U with your urologist for further management ...Read more
Is there any alternative way how to make a kidney stone to come out beside the medicines prescribed?
Yes: They can attempt to bust up a larger stone into smaller pieces so that they might pass easier and they can go through the urethra and take them out. ...Read more
Is it possible for a kidney stone that breaks up to clog more holes and make the situation even more dangerous?
Not necessarily.: If a kidney stone breaks up, the smaller fragments are usually more likely to pass. The biggest worry is not that "more holes are clogged", but that the outflow tube of the kidney, called the ureter is blocked, preventing urine to pass. The fragments of very large stones can block the ureter, a condition called 'steinstrasse' after shockwave lithotripsy, limiting its use in very large stones. ...Read more
I have a 10mm kidney stone. Will shockwave lithoscopy work? Will it break it up enough to pass w/o pain? What is smallest stone to pass w/o pain?
Kidney stones: can be seen and measured on a plain abdominal x-ray, kidney ultrasound, or abdominal CT scan. The most accurate measurements come from CT scan. When a kidney stone is small, it can be passed naturally (although usually painfully). When the stone is large, it may need to be broken up with ultrasound (lithotripsy) or retrieved by a urologist through the urethra. ...Read more
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