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Any Medicine To Break The Kidney Stone Of 8mm Size
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
My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?
Kidney stone: In a child, your doctor would direct you according to history, physical exam and imaging studies to detect the site of the stone in the urinary tract and whether there are any complications, e.g. Blockage of urine flow, check this link for more information http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics? Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9
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.
Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable.
9mm stone: Tamsulosin with lots of Water might help. If doesn't get out you should see urologist.
Stone: ESWL is the best therapy optionGet a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
Have got kidney stone measuring 0.5mm. Is it big size as the pain keeps coming and going on my side. Is the size big to worry of?
Small ones are more: Likely to induce pain. Why? Because stone surfaces are composed of crystals with sharp surgaces plus ureters are typcally both very sensitive to irritation & constrict in response to pain, thus visious cycle. Big stones in renal pelvis do not readily enter ureters. Small stones more easily pass into ureters. Always catch stone to identify which of 4 types with goal to help prevent recurrances.
Likely: Stones this size spontaneously pass about 80% of the time
Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that.
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.
Smaller is better: In one large study the passage rate was 78% for stones measuring 1 to 4 mm, 60% for those 5 to7 mm, and 39% for those 8 mm or larger.
11mm kidney stone, does it requires a surgery or can be cured with medicines? If so please suggest medicines.
Probably not surgery: Extra-corporal shockwave lithotripsy, ESWL, does not involve any incision although performed under anesthesia or conscious sedation. Stone is too large to pass spontaneously & can not be cured with medication. U also need a metabolic work up with 24 hour quantitative & qualitative urine analysis to find out why you developed stone in first place & how to prevent recurrence.
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?
Yes: Lithotripsy will usually break it. Sometimes the urologist may elect to put a stent up the ureter until all the fragments are passed. Good luck.
No: See a urologist for appropriate workup and treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
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