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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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I m suffering nocturnal urination all the time. I urinate for every 15mints before sleep. Is this due to my kidney stone or something else?

I m suffering nocturnal urination all the time. I urinate for every 15mints before sleep. Is this due to my kidney stone or something else?

Check with your doc: This may be from too much fluid. Most importantly, once you sleep you wake up to urinate? If so see your doc asap, this may be serious, such as high sugar. If you sleep through without urination you have probably something not serious. Stones cause pain and usually not urination. Hopefully your doc will find everything normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every morning i feel dizzy and sometimes having difficulty in sleeping. Is it also the effect of kidney stone?

Every morning i feel dizzy and sometimes having difficulty in sleeping. Is it also the effect of kidney stone?

Probably not: Kidney stones can be very painful if small and attempting to pass from kidney into ureter heading down to urinary bladder. They dont make someone dizzy. They can keep someone from sleeping due to the pain. The pain can cause patient to double over and can be felt in the flank/back all the way down to the groin if the stone attempts to move down the urinary tract system. ...Read more

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Daughter, 25, just had a procedure yesterday to burst a kidney stone. They put her to sleep went up in. Today left elbow swollen & hot no pain?

Daughter, 25, just had a procedure yesterday to burst a kidney stone. They put her to sleep went up in. Today left elbow swollen & hot no pain?

Let me explain: If she have no problems in the elbow before most likely some pressure from positioning during the procedure she have most likely will subside. The second reason she could have problems in the elbow and know she recurrence of it. Did she have gout?. If so should be treat it. ...Read more

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Just got diagnosed with kidney stones was just wondering what would be the best posture to sleep and be comfortable while I sleep..

Just got diagnosed with kidney stones was just wondering what would be the best posture to sleep and be comfortable while I sleep..

Various: There is no "best" position. It will vary depending upon the location of the stone and your body's response to these positions from a comfort standpoint. I assume you are on an alpha stimulating agent like Hytrin (terazosin) as well as whatever pain relief you need. and plenty of fluid intake. ...Read more

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I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

Here are some ...: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder , up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I have kidney stones and currently a temperature of 99.5. Do I have sepsis? Am I okay to sleep with this temperature and my kidney stones?

I have kidney stones and currently a temperature of 99.5. Do I have sepsis? Am I okay to sleep with this temperature and my kidney stones?

Probably not: Sepsis is not just defined by fever. It is low blood pressure, altered mental status, increased or decreased heart rate, other signs of organ dysfunction. Do you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection? These can be similar to symptoms you might feel with a stone. Bottom line if you feel unwell then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have multiple kidney stones, I am o n ly able to sleep a couple hours at a time. I wake up in cold sweats is this normal.?

I have multiple kidney stones, I am o n ly able to sleep a  couple  hours at a time. I wake up in cold sweats is this normal.?

See your physician.: Unfortunately, renal colic from kidney stones can cause pain, nausea, cold sweats, vomiting and urinary discomfort. It is very important, however, to make sure you don't have a urinary tract infection with obstruction by a stone. Such an infection could progress rapidly and even lead to kidney damage. See your physician for an exam and some urine testing. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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(h/o 10+ kidney stones.) severe migraines, 25+ lbs weight loss, frequent urin., trouble sleeping. Paid for labs, but don't have pcm. Labs= ^ hemo/hematocrit/mcv/mch urin: blood & crys pres. Abn occult ?

Hi, it sounds like U: Have more than 1 issue. You need a vist. Do you clinch your teeth at night? Are you having heartburn? Are you not sleeping because of the urination or pain? You may have interwoven problems that include stress, insomnia, migraines and weight loss making you more apt to feel pain, or pain may be creating the insomnia then other problems. Blood in urine indicative of stone but may b infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve kidney stone problems?

What is the best way to relieve kidney stone problems?

Stone analysis: Stone analysis will identify the chemical nature of stone.........Help modifying diet adding certen preventive remidies. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to pass a kidney stone?

Please help! what is the best way to pass a kidney stone?

Hope it's small : Stones greater than 5mm in diameter may be too large to pass without help. Drink lots of water ; ask your urologist if tamsulosin, which can dilate ureter on affected side, would be helpful for you. Otherwise other options are ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy or shockwave lithotripsy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think im passing a kidney stone, but my right side hurts extremly bad and looks swollen?

I think im passing a kidney stone, but my right side hurts extremly bad and looks swollen?

Go to ER: Any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated on an emergent basis. Kidney stone, appendicitis, bowel obstruction incarcerated or strangulated hernia, etc. They all need evaluation and management as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Kidney stone move: Can a kidney stone move from one side to other? ANS: if u have 2 separate kidneys No. if you have horseshoe kidney possible. More likely to have stoned on both sides. So check with your team. ...Read more

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HI, I have a 1CM Kidney Stone that's in my ureter. It's on my right side but I've not had any pain at all. How dangerous is this?

HI, I have a 1CM Kidney Stone that's in my ureter. It's on my right side but I've not had any pain at all. How dangerous is this?

Dangerous: The ureter is blocked by the stone and it is causing back pressure into the kidney. If not relieved, the back pressure will destroy the kidney. You do not have pain because the stone is too big to move. Please see a urologist at your earliest. ...Read more

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I have a 7mm kidney stone will it require surgery or can it pass? Is it also possible to have one in each kidney? Have pain now on both sides.

I have a 7mm kidney stone will it require surgery or can it pass? Is it also possible to have one in each kidney? Have pain now on both sides.

7mm require interven: 7mm will require some kind of intervention or surgery laser beam can be used to fragmant the stone lithotripsy may be another means fragmentation with uretroscope percutaneous nephrolithotomy yes you can have stone in each kidney rarely at same time. ...Read more

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I've had a 6mm kidney stone for over a month with side pain. Could that have already caused damage? And now the pain is no longer in my side but lower

I've had a 6mm kidney stone for over a month with side pain. Could that have already caused damage? And now the pain is no longer in my side but lower

Yes: If the 6 mm stone has been in your ureter for that long, it is a problem. If the stone is actually in your kidney and nonobstructing, having in there for six weeks is not significant. ...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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If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

Dietary changes: The best option is prevention. Increase your fluid intake. Once a stone is present, still increase water intake to prevent growth of the stone. Fresh lemon juice with water daily will help prevent kidney stone formation. Avoid caffeine, chocolates, and teas (hot or cold). If there is pain, surgery with a laser or shock wave treatment will be required to break up the stone and remove the fragments. ...Read more

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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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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more