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Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Not sure: I haven't come across any study that shows prevention of kidney stones with above. If you are having recurrent stones, will need to make sure that your serum calcium level is not high. Certain dietary changes can reduce kidney stones formation, including drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day at least, avoid sugary drinks and weight gain. Talk to your doctor regarding medication for kidney stones. ...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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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones I can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. ...Read more

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Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Oxalate: Oxalate is the culprit in beans; the solid soy bean has more oxalate than soy oil, for sure; so eating soy beans will more likely increase stone potential compared to soy oil, which you may use in cooking or on a salad. The oxalate rich foods are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; minimize these; drink 3-4 liters fluid per day; ...Read more

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Are essential oils beneficial to treating frequent kidney stones?

No: There is no evidence to support the medicinal claims of essential oils. ...Read more

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Is there any way to dissolve a kidney stone?

Is there any way to dissolve a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?

4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?

Here are some. ..: Less than some 3% of urinary stones - usually uric acid - could be dissolved. And a 4-mm stone has a chance of some 75-85% to travel through ureter to the bladder in some 2 weeks, but not always the case. Besides, there has been no known herbs or "magic" pills for dissolving a stone except intensely alkalizing urine may dissolve uric acid stone. So, taking it out with laser is a good choice. Ask. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

No: If it is uric acid it can be dissolved. Uric acid stone does not show on plain xray but if you have history of uric acid stones, sodium bicarbonate to raise pH may dissolve stone. Most stones are calcium oxalate and cannot be dissolved. A stone that is 8X4mm is unlikely to pass on its own. Endoscopic procedure is advisable. Make sure you follow with your urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some reliable remedies for kidney stones in alternative medicines viz. Unani/ayur/homeo. To dissolve?

What are some reliable remedies for kidney stones in alternative medicines viz. Unani/ayur/homeo. To dissolve?

None...: There has been no known stone-dissolving agents for calcium-containing stones or even organic stones such as cystine stone, except uric acid stone. So, don't wish and dream for such possibility. ...Read more

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I experienced a 7mm kidney stone 3 years ago and I feel it's coming on again. I'm curious if there is medication to help dissolve this? I'm trying to avoid the ER.

I experienced a 7mm kidney stone 3 years ago and I feel it's coming on again. I'm curious if there is medication to help dissolve this? I'm trying to avoid the ER.

Depends on stone: If a stone is confirmed by X-ray or scan, only kind dissolvable is uric acid, but these are only 5-10% of stones. Other stones have to pass on their own, or be removed by a urologist. ER only necessary for severe pain. Otherwise can be seen in office or clinic by urologist or primary care doc. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to dissolve kidney stones?

Depends: Calcium oxylate stones cannot be dissolved. Uric acid stones can sometimes be reduced in size by alkalinizing the urine. This can be achieved by taking sodium bicarbonate tablets. Have your urologist assess your stones if possible to determine type. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to dissolve a small kidney stone?

What is the fastest way to dissolve a small kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

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

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Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.

Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.

No: There is no medication to resolve kidney stone, you should drink a lot of water if stone is small may be help to pass, otherwise you should see nephrology for procedure to remove the stone. ...Read more

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Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

No, . ..: Potassium citrate is a urine alkalizer and urine citrate supplement for possibly helping dissolve uric acid stone - not other kinds of stone and help potentially decrease stone recurrence other than uric acid stone. For detail, ask your urologist. ...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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How to fight kidney stone?

How to fight kidney stone?

A metabolic work-up: The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone?

How to get a kidney stone?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What r kidney stone symptoms?

What r kidney stone symptoms?

Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How often is kidney stone pain?

How often is kidney stone pain?

Depends on site: If the stone is in the ureter (kidney to bladder tube), there is something call "peristalsis", which helps move things along. That would mean a periodicity to the pain: every few minutes. However, if the stone is in the kidney, and blocking the exit, it may be a constant pain; if it is in the urethra (exiting), it may be excrutiating and constant! ...Read more

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What makes a kidney stone grow?

What makes a kidney stone grow?

Depends: Depends on the type and the reason for the stones. Generally hydration (6-8 glasses of water per day), and citrus juice (lemonade/orange) are helpful. See a urologist if you have recurrent stones (all of the time), for a metabolic stone workup which will examine your urine. ...Read more

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How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

ESWL, fluids, etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone passed?

Kidney stones: Medical "expulsive therapy" involves using one or more medications (tamsulisin, ketorolac etc) to dilate and/or relax the ureter, in conjunction with pain control and vigorous oral hydration. The success rate of this approach depends on the size of the stone, your particular ureteral anatomy and your willingness to endure some discomfort in the process. ...Read more

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What causes a black kidney stone?

What causes a black kidney stone?

Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative answer to your question. ...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