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Calcium Oxalate Gallbladder Stones
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
Diet for Ca oxalate: Avoid dehydration; Follow Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine — you can do it. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/calcium oxalate stone. I really like peanut butter. Do I have to give it up? How frequently can I have it now?
In the report of stone analysis it came as calcium oxalate monohydrate-82%, calcium oxalate dihydrate-13%, matrix-5%. So what I should not take?
Oxalate.: You should generally avoid high oxalate foods. http://www.ohf.org/docs/OxalateContent092003.pdf ...Read more
Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dioxide (which is exhaled) and table salt; all you've done is sodium-load yourself. You'll have trouble getting calcium oxalate to dissolve in anything, but your urologist may try some other alkalinizer to perhaps help a uric acid stone; don't get your hopes up. ...Read more
Urine analysis: Most people who have passed on stone will pass another stone in their lifetime. If the stones are of a certain type (calcium oxalate), certain changes in behavior or medicines can be helpful. In all cases, the focus should be producing large amounts of dilute urine by drinking water (at least two liters). This makes it less likely for small stones (gravel) to form into bigger stones. ...Read more
How do I manage calcium oxalate kidney stones. Had been diagnosed with oxaluria 0.93 mmol/1.73m2/24h?
Stones: Current Ca-oxylate renal stones cannot be dissolved but may be successfully treated with shockwave lithotripsy. Prevention of future stone formation should be guided by a urologist (or nephrologist possibly). The cornerstone of prevention is hydration to the point of producing 2 liters of urine daily. This, you can start on your own. ...Read more
If I have calcium-oxalate kidney stones, what diet should I follow to prevent the formation of more stones?
It depends: There are several causes for calcium oxalate stones. If the problem is due to high calcium in your urine, about 50% of the time, limiting calcium intake will have an effect. If you have renal leak hypercalcuria, then diet changes won't help but thiazide medications will. Some people have hyper parathyroid disease and diet changes won't help. ...Read more
My urine test shows calcium oxalate(+). Do i have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?
Symptoms that may suggest kidney stones are : pain one side of the belly, nausea, wanting to urinate frequently, pain in lower part of belly, blood in urine etc. Do you have any symptoms? Just presence of oxalate in urine might mean that your diet is high in oxalate.
Visit this page to know about oxalate content in food.
https://regepi.bwh.harvard.edu/health/nutrition.html ...Read more
What do you advise if I had calcium oxalate kidney stones and I would like to have a diet guide sent on preventing them from reoccur?
Calcium oxalate: Calcium oxalate is most common among adults; reasons include: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase orange juice 8 oz twice daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day. ...Read more
How do we treat kidney stones after realizing they are calcium oxalate stones & what food regimen should one follow to prevent appearance of new ones?
85% of US stones: The majority of kidney stones in United States or of calcium oxalate composition. Contrary to popular belief, intake of dietary calcium has little to do with the rate of formation. In fact, restricting calcium in one's diet may increase the rate of formation. One should strive to drink enough fluid to make 2 l of urine per day. Restricting hi oxalate containing foods is also helpful. ...Read more
What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys? Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet
Oxalate: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more
I'm calcium oxalate stone patient.
I'm health concious so I need protein diet.
Can I eat egg?
Or any other protein source which is not harmful?
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. You would 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. A 15mm stone isn't going anywhere, and if it decides to try to leave you it's going to get stuck. You need a Urologist. ...Read more
Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...Read more
Stones: You should avoid oxalate rich foods such as spinach, black tea, nuts, etc, you can find list online, however more importantly you should increase your intake of citrate rich foods (lemonade). However, more importantly you should increase your water intake to at least 2 l a day, also this might sound contra intuitive but you should increase your dietary calcium intake (milk and milk pyoducts). ...Read more
I have calcium oxalate stones in my two kidneys and I have pkd, autosomal recessive kidney disease, please advice what type of food I should eat!
Oxalate stones: Studies show high intake of lemon citrate is essential. High intake of magnesium and potassium is essential. Low intake of salt and animal protein is essential. Take 5 teaspoons of ReaLemon extract per day. Eat tropical fruits such as mango, melons, kiwi, tomato. Drink 3-4 quarts fluid per day. Avoid caffeine. ...Read more
Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?
I have a history of calcium oxalate kid stones. Not severe. I tried medifast and did a 24 hr urine for uric acid. It was high around 1200. Blood uric acid is normal. Aren't my kid doing their job?
Diet Sprite: Here's any easy tip. Drink a lot of diet sprite. Why diet? --no calories. Why sprite? Cheap way to get citrates and citric acid which decrease calcium and oxalate supersaturation. Plus the volume increases urine output. Several glasses a day can help. Other rich in citrate drinks can also be used. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have calcium oxalate kidney stones and I am very skinny. Which weight gain supplement is good for me?
Citrate,Diet: Potassium citrate (brand name Urocit-K) but you should be monitored for dose & pot.in bld. 4 ounces lemon juice mixed with 2 liters water. Sip on lemon juice but do not add too much sugar. Citrate in the urine lowers chance of oxalate stone. Low oxalate diet. Look up food high in oxalate and avoid them as much as possible. If your urine is dark yellow, you are not drinking enough fluids. Good luck. ...Read more
I have 4mm kidney stone. Report says calcium oxalate content is little high. still, my doc prescribed Vitamin C. is Vitamin C advisable in this situati?
Stone: Recommend 2nd option with me so we can figure out best plan. ...Read more
11weeks aog with traces of calcium oxalate and ketones in urine, (-)glucose, WBC are 4-10hpf, many epith. Cells. Do i most likely develop kidney stones?
I have +2 calcium oxalate in my urine and ph of my urine is 5. But my ultrasound report found no stones in kidney or bladder. Is it mean i m normal?
Findings....average NORMAL pH
NOT TO WORRY ..... in general it's a good idea to drink a lot of fluids in any case!
Hope this helps!
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They usually don't: Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duct. Occasionally, small stones may get past this duct and enter the bile duct that connects the liver to the intestines. These stones can obstruct the liver or the pancreas, often requiring extraction. If one is lucky, they may pass spontaneously. ...Read more
HIDA scan: Shows function of gallbladder. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more
Cholecystectomy: In general, removal of gallstones is equated with removal of the gallbladder. Taking the stones out without taking out the gallbladder is likely to generate new stones since the underlying cause of why the gallstones formed in the first place still remains. Cholecystectomy is often done laparoscopically (minimally invasive surgery), with low risk of complications and short recovery time. ...Read more
Surgery : Have your gallbladder removed. www.drlugo.com.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you mean a HIDA: Scan it involves injection of a radiotracer that is taken up by the bile/biliary system and then taking xray pictures to watch the dye flow. From this information, a radiologist can tell if the GB is squeezing normally and if there is evidence of inflammation or blockage of normal flow. It is commonly used to diagnose biliary dyskinesia or to rule out cholecystitis in an acute setting. Good luck! ...Read more
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