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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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I have Bright's disease, chronic kidney stones, and a mass on my kidney. Can they be connected?

I have Bright's disease, chronic kidney stones, and a mass on my kidney. Can they be connected?

Possibly: If you have Bright's disease then it is best you see you Nephrologist or get a referral from you Primary care physician ...Read more

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I had 5 times kidney stones in my lifetime, I have risk of getting acute and chronic kidney diseases in future?My age is 20.

I had 5 times kidney stones in my lifetime, I have risk of getting acute and chronic kidney diseases in future?My age is 20.

Yes: Kidney stones cause kidney damage in two ways, one by increasing the risk of urinary tract infections and two, by blocking the flow of urine and causing pressure back-up and damage. It is important to find out the make up of the stones, such as uric acid stones, calcium stones, etc. Treatment to prevent recurrent stones will depend on the underlying reason for stones, including hydration. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged? I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone would that cause spleen issue

What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged?  I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone  would that cause spleen issue

True True Unrelated: Kidney stones are not causative of enlarged spleen. It would be best if you had blood work to look for the common causes for such a problem, especially if the liver is enlarged as well. ...Read more

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Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Kidney stones: No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones go along with having lupus and mixed connective tissue disease?

Does kidney stones go along with having lupus and mixed connective tissue disease?

No, ....: To find and establish a connection of a disease with others is essential in medical care with a mind of prevention, but not easy. In the case of kidney stone with le, I have exhausted my recollection of studies, articles, professional meeting and discussion over my 45-yr study and practice in urology, but I have never come across such concern that you raised. So, i would say "no." for now. ...Read more

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My paternal grandma died of kidney disease. Is that hereditary? My dad has kidney stones and now i do.

My paternal grandma died of kidney disease.  Is that hereditary?  My dad has kidney stones and now i do.

Inherited problem: Sounds to me like there is something hereditary going on here. Of the things that are inherited with this pattern, automsomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is the most likely (seehttp://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/polycystic/). The tendency for kidney stones also runs in families. My advice: see your doctor and get yourself checked very thoroughly. ...Read more

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Does a person who tends to get kidney stones have 'kidney disease?" Seems like my Urologist told me I have it. What steps 2 take to be healthy?

Not really: "Kidney disease" usually means actual long-term damage to the filters or tubules. Kidney stones can cause tubular damage if the kidneys get infected as a result. Your best move is to drink plenty of water, enough so your urine is never dark but always near-clear. Specific stone compositions have specific regimens that may help. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more