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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Ureter: Because it causes the smooth muscle of the ureter to relax,making it easier for stone to pass if it is not too big. ...Read more

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How is Penicillamine used to treat existing kidney stones?

How is Penicillamine used to treat existing kidney stones?

Not all types: Cystine stones combines with pencillamine form more solble compound allows to get dissolved and help to excreate in urins . ...Read more

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What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

Uric acid stones: Allopurinol and febuxostat are used; side effects include rash, allergy, liver irritation. Work on diet: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this dilutes uric acid excretion - and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using egg white and fish for protein ...Read more

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Is Azo used to treat kidney stone pain?

Is Azo used to treat kidney stone pain?

Not usually: Azo is not a typical medicine for kidney stone pain. It is usually used for bladder pain. ...Read more

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Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid. ...Read more

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I'm 18 right now. I used to have kidney stones earlier. Is it safe for me to take On' Serious mass ?

I'm 18 right now. I used to have kidney stones earlier. Is it safe for me to take On' Serious mass ?

Serious Mass: This is really rich in protein, calcium, sodium, and phosphate. This combination can promote stones. It depends upon your kind of kidney stone but I advise against it. Best to eat egg whites as your protein supplement. Minimize red meat. Eat large amounts of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Include lemonade and lemon extract (ReaLemon). Tell me what kind of stones you had?? ...Read more

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Kidney stones in between bladder/kidney why so long to be removed been a week stint inserted can ultra sound be used?

Kidney stones in between bladder/kidney why so long to be removed been a week stint inserted can ultra sound be used?

Depends: The stent was inserted to bypass the stone and so relieve your pain.You did not mention the diameter of the stone but if it is in the mid ureter as you say, it can be handled endoscopically by removal or laser fragmentation.The urologist may decide to use lithotripsy depending on the details of size...Best wishes. ...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


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