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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...Read more

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 have kidney stones I haven't been able to pass them drinking lots of water and cranberry juice is there any other way to get rid of them?

I have kidney stones I haven't been able to pass them drinking lots of water and cranberry juice is there any other way to get rid of them?

Likely no: Is this an old problem ie. Known in your medical history, or are you having acute flank pain/blood in your urine/ difficulty urinating / fevers right now?

If the latter, go and see a urologist- you may need a lithotripsy (shock waves to break up stones in the kidney) or other procedure. ...Read more

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6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?

6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?

Bubbles: Foamy or bubbly urine is usually a sign of some protein in urine or a change in the PH of your urine (the vinegar and lemon juice). If your pain has decreased, it is likely you have passed the stone. 6 mm is at upper end of size that you may pass on own, have your urologist recheck an X-ray to see if stone still present. If it persists, there are ways for MDs to remove the stone. ...Read more

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Why does beets juice causes kidney stones?

Why does beets juice causes kidney stones?

Oxalate Levels: Beet juice has high levels of oxalate. If you are prone to forming oxalate stones the beet juice could hasten the stone formation. ...Read more

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Does lime juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones?

Does lime juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones?

Depends: There are four major types of kidney stones and once you have a stone the chances of getting another one are 50%. Once the stone is passed, drinking lime juice can help reduce the risk and help if you have calcium stones according to the journal of endourology. See your eurologist. ...Read more

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Does pomegrenate juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones? If yes, what makes it effective?

Does pomegrenate juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones? If yes, what makes it effective?

No: But it can help prevent them. Studies have shown is can lower oxalate levels in the urine, which is a common reason why some people form kidney stones. So while it cannot help dissolve a stone that is already there, it can help prevent them. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Does beet juice get rid of kidney stones?

Does beet juice get rid of kidney stones?

No: Beets contain oxalates, which can increase the risk of kidney stones. Therefore, beets should not be eaten in large quantities by anyone with a history of kidney stones or kidney disease. Eating beets can also cause urine to turn red temporarily which can look frightening, but isn’t a cause for alarm.
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Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Noni juice: 33 F asks Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones? ANS: most likely. But unless you need to spend money on juices that don't seem to help much I would avoid Noni juice. Wait till there are good studies from the Noni juice team showing it is safe. ...Read more

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I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more

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Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

No: Lemon juice and lemonade are recommended for prevention of kidney stones. Lemonade increases urinary citrate levels. Citrate helps block the formation of certain kinds of calcium-based kidney stones. ...Read more

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For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

Depends: There are multiple types of stones, some form in acid pH others in alkaline pH. You may consult this site for dietary advice about kidney stones.
www. Kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov.

In general drinking more water will help in preventing stones. ...Read more

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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

Here are some. ..: Forming crystals and stones is a constant process and the most important factor to prevent recurrence is keep the concentration of all stone ingredients in the urine for stone formation always below their threshold to form crystals. So, largely, keep 24-hr urine output > 2500 cc constantly. Drinking the fluid like lemon is to supply one of the known stone inhibitors - citrate; so, it may help... ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice irritate my gastritis I have kidney stones they told me to drink this to help with the stone?

Can cranberry juice irritate my gastritis I have kidney stones they told me to drink this to help with the stone?

Absolutely!: There may be many stomach irritants: citrus, tomato, peppermint, spices, chocolate, splenda, etc. You have a double-whammy because you need to acidify your urine (hopefully a recommendation based on analysis of a stone your submitted!). If this is the case, find other compounds that may help your kidney stone condition. If you haven't caught a stone for analysis, then don't just go on a whim! ...Read more

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Does distilled water and orange juice help kidney stones prevention? I can't find solid info for each way.

Does distilled water and orange juice help kidney stones prevention? I can't find solid info for each way.

It depends the kind: Of kidney stone. Prevention is advised according to the result of kidney stone risk profile. For some kind of kidney stone distilled water and orange juice could be included in a prevention list. ...Read more

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I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter (minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?

I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter (minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?

Passing Stones: Lemon juice for certain patients can help prevent stone formation but really will not help in passage. I agree that significant hydration is important, your doctor should also add tamulosin to help facilitate the process. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cranberry juice and vodka to act as safe numbing agent to fight the pain from kidney stones?

Is it possible for cranberry juice and vodka to act as safe numbing agent to fight the pain from kidney stones?

Vodka: The alcohol content of vodka may numb the pain of passing a kidney stone but there are better options. I don't think cranberry juice has been shown to decrease stone formation. ...Read more

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Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

May need it out: If the stone is not passing on its own, you may need to have it removed by a urologist. There are many techniques available depending on the situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?

I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?

Ask urologist: If your stones are a particular kind then you can modify your diet. Drink plenty of water with the next pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions the important thing is to maintain hydration, increase your water intake to keep your urine clear color. How much you drink depends on your size and metabolism. Empty your bladder frequently specially after intercourse, avoid vaginal infections. ...Read more

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What is passing a kidney stone like?

What is passing a kidney stone like?

Flank pain & colic.: Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth. There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. ...Read more

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How do I pass kidney stones?

How do I pass kidney stones?

Time: If the stone is a passable size (5 millimeters or less), given time, the ureter which it is passing through will contract to pass the stone through into the bladder. You should maintain adequate hydration and be aware that most stones pass in the first 48 hours if they are going to pass on their own. ...Read more

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Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Yes, but.....: Yes, I have seen patients pass stone that is 9mm in diameter. However, many 6mm stones do not pass on their own. The likelihood of passing stone greater than 4mm decreases with increasing size. ...Read more

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How painful are kidney stones while passing?

Very: Because of the innervation of the ureter from multiple spinal cord levels, the pain associated with ureteral spasm or colic is some of the most intense pain known. ...Read more

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Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Kidney stone bleed: It is very common to have blood in the urine when a kidney stone is present. This is usually an indication the stone is moving. It is important though to realize even though you know you have a kidney stone, blood in the urine can occur for other reasons and further evaluation may be necessary. ...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