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Doctor insights on: Best Kidney Stones Program

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Is kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

Is kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

Yes: There are many types of kidney stones. The chemical analysis of one's stone helps guide future treatment and prevention. ...Read more

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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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Suggest best painkiller for kidney stone ?

Suggest best painkiller for kidney stone  ?

What works quickest!: Evidence may point to non-narcotics, but Meperidine 75 mg works...For me, i've had 16 stones, and can get by with oral hyro- or oxy-codone preps. Iv/or im morphine works too. ...Read more

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Advice for kidney stone?

Advice for kidney  stone?

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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Do ureteroscopies work for a kidney stone?

Do ureteroscopies work for a kidney stone?

Very well: Ureteroscopy is a very safe and reliable means of removing a stone. Either flexible or rigid ureteroscopy with or without laser lithotripsy should be effective 92% of the time. ...Read more

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How to control kidney stones ? And medicine to control kidney stones

How to control kidney stones ? And medicine to control kidney stones

Drink more,,: The best way to control kidney stones is by drinking lots more fluids to help them pass out in the urine. This also helps stop them from forming. Some medications like Alpha blockers (tamsulosin) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine) are used to expel stones. Others like nsaids are used to manage pain. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is effective for treating kidney stones and gall stones?

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What is effective for treating kidney stones and gall stones?

Here are some...: The cause and treatment for kidney stone and gallstone are entirely not the related. There are 3 ways of treating kidney stones including ESWL, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, & transureteroscopic laser lithotripsy, depending on the size of stone, renal anatomical structures, and the availability of professional proficiency and institutional facilities. For treating gallstones, laparoscopic... ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will kidney stones prevent bm?

Need doctor's help! will kidney stones prevent bm?

No: Kidney stones do not affect your gastrointestinal tract function. If you are taking narcotics for painful stones, however, you can expect some degree of constipation unless you also take a stool softener or laxative. ...Read more

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Is heat good for kidney stones?

Is heat good for kidney stones?

No.: In summer, people can develop kidney stone if life style is sluggish. We should have active life style, reduce sodium intake (salt intake), increase water consumption (dehydration concentrates the urine and increases mineralization). ...Read more

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How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

Cystine stones: Cystine stones result from a rare genetic disorder that causes Amino Acid cystine to leak through the kidneys and into the urine to form crystals. Alkalinizing urine helps increase cystine solubility. You may want to take sodium bicarbonate tablets for this purpose. Keep yourself well hydrated and take pain/antionflmatory meds as needed. Talk to a urologist to see if the procedure can help you. ...Read more

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How long should stent stay in kidney for kidney stones?

How long should stent stay in kidney for kidney stones?

Until the stones: Are gone, and any narrowing or blockage of urine is gone. It is difficult to say because everyone responds differently to stones and the degree of blockage and narrowing will also. ...Read more

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Pleas suggestion in 60mm kidney stone?

Pleas suggestion in 60mm kidney stone?

Without knowing: any other details, it is difficult to say, but if it is really 6cm, it probably needs some sort of procedure to remove it. Consult with a urologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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How to prevent kidney stones?

How to prevent kidney stones?

Do your best...: Recurrent stone formers should follow instructions closely from treating urologist designed according to the report of stone work-up. So, to keep daily urine output constantly >2500 cc evenly through 24 hours, and consume less salt, red meat, and dairy products by at least 50% is a universal decent advice. Practicing stone prevention can be hard, but doable and effective. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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What works for preventing kidney stones?

What works for preventing kidney stones?

Increase fluids: The best method to prevent kidney stones is increasing your water intake. Depending on your stone type, avoiding certain compounds such as oxalate or uric acid will help decrease stone formation. ...Read more

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Banana stem is good for kidney stones?

Banana stem is good for kidney stones?

Prescientific: There was a 1994 article from an obscure institution that makes no sense physiologically. The article's claim that this controls the excretion of oxalic acid and thus oxalate stones hasn't been reproduced so far as i can tell, but has grown into the preposterous tale that the juice dissolves kidney stones -- if this were true, urologists would use it on themselves. ...Read more

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Recently I have been identified with Gall & kidney stone. Kidney stone is cleared after flush therapy. Gall stone any medicine available. ?

Recently I have been identified with Gall & kidney stone. Kidney stone is cleared after flush therapy.   Gall stone any medicine available. ?

Sort of: There is a medicine called Actigall (ursodiol) that helps some people. It only works on certain types of gallstones, and if it works, it is needed for life because the stones will re-form if it is stopped. Nothing is necessary if you are not having problems with it though. Most people who have symptoms decide to have the GB removed. ...Read more

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UPJ obstruction in adult ( r kidney). Best treatment?

UPJ obstruction in adult ( r kidney). Best treatment?

Surgery: As you may know there is no medical treatment. Endoscopic endopyelotomy is the least invasive and requires several weeks of stenting( a tube left in the ureter to drain urine from kidney to bladder) until healing. Another option is laparoscopic or robotic repair but this can only be done by a urologist with extensive experience in this. Open surgery is, of course, the time tested treatment. ...Read more

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What are best ways to manage kidney stones?

What are best ways to manage kidney stones?

Kidney stones: This really depends on size and symptoms. so the answer is not simple. I would suggest get checked out with a Urologist. ...Read more

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Advice for passing kidney stones without intervention?

Advice for passing kidney stones without intervention?

Drink lots of fluids: The trick to passing a stone is to "wash it out" with lots of fluids. Cranberry juice can possibly help by acidifying the urine and helping to pass the stone quicker. Just be aware that this can be very painful. If you start passing blood, get to the er right away! ...Read more

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How fast can a kidney stones form? & what are black kidney stones made of?

How fast can a kidney stones form? & what are black kidney stones made of?

Calcium oxalate ston: the speed with which a stone forms depends on the supersaturation of your urine with substances that cause stones .black stones are usually calcium oxalate ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

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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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more