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Can I Take Balsamic Vinegar For Kidney Stones
Unrelated: But why are you drinking apple cider vinegar? Hopefully you are seeing someone for the kidney stone. ...Read more
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
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
Here are some. ..: A 5-mm kidney stone usually causes no discomfort as long as not detached from kidney to drop down to cause ureteral obstruction on its ways through ureter to bladder. On average, some 75-85% of a 4-mm stone will spontaneously pass to bladder in 2 weeks. And 95% of kidney stones could not be dissolved; if dissolvable, still take a tremendous personal and professional dedication to alkalize urine... ...Read more
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
Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more
Depends on patient: Standard dose of tramadol is 1-2 pills 4 times a day as needed. Don't take it if it wasn't prescribed to you. It shouldn't be taken by those on most antidepressants. Some people are more sensitive to tramadol than others. Kidney stone pain usually responds better to high dose antiinflammatories like ibuprofen 800mg. Don't self-diagnose. Lots of people think they have kidney pain when it's not. ...Read more
Effectiveness: Usually 1-2 weeks will begin the effective range; however, if stones do not pass, continue therapy for an additional 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.
Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.
Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.
Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more
Question why: Usually antibiotics do not help kidney stones unless there is an infection with the stone. If the urine culture grew out an organism and it was sensitive to amoxicillin then it would be appropriate. Amoxicllin does not dissolve stones and some take it before a procedure to prevent an infection. If you do take it the dosage is three times a day ...Read more
I was recommended to take vit k2 as I previously had kidney stones (removed) opinions? And why so?
Calcium "director": While vit k is important in blood coagulation, vit k2 (menaquinone) is important in channeling calcium to bone to prevent osteoporosis, and in doing so, decreases available calcium from entering the urine. Should probably betaken in conjunction with vit d2/3 and daily exercise. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to pass a 4cm kidney stone if they gave me flomax (tamsulosin) 0.4mg?
4CM! Never!: No way you can pass a 4cm stone. Sure you didn't mean 4mm? ...Read more
How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?
Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more
With kidney stones do you normally feel nothing until it hits you all at once or is there early signs. How long does it take for one to form?
All at once.: Stones may exist in kidney for long periods of time without symptoms. They form when urine is overly saturated with ions that form crystals. Crystals congregate and enlarge to form a stone. They cause symptoms when they scrape up against the lining of the urinary system or plug urine flow. Stones smaller than 4 mm usually pass without help, but pain can be severe and sudden. ...Read more
Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?
Not necessarily: The location of the stone with in the kidney in terms of whether it is in the substance of the kidney or the renal collecting system is more important than whether it is in the upper or lower pole. It is very hard to say when if ever it will pass. Uti may not be related to a 3 mm stone. I would consult a urologist for more of your questions. I can't say that your UTI is treated with antibiotics it may resolve hundred percent and for good. ...Read more
How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax (tamsulosin) okay for females?
Varies: How long it takes to pass will vary. Most stones that are 6mm will eventually pass. If the pain is not well managed it can be removed endosopically (by working through a cystoscope). It is fine for a female to take flomax (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a 2mm kidney stone. How long does it take to pass this thing out. I'm taking flowmax and pain pills to help. The pain has gotten much better :)
See below: There is no time frame to monitor the best monitor of it passing, if indeed it does, is your pain if the pain goes away, the stone has passed. ...Read more
If I take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?
Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adequate to maintain or increase muscle mass. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minutes/day. Dietary supplements are not needed for otherwise healthy people. ...Read more
Sir I'm puneet nd I'm 25yrs old, last 2yrs I'm suffering by kidney stone previously I take medicines nd feel relief but when eat eggs the pain started?
Adopt & adapt...: For men after around 18, all physical growth comes to a halt as genetically determined. Afterwords, all men have to adopt & adapt to whatever the life might have brought to them. To assure if eating eggs is related pain, one needs more detailed info on the specifics & relevance of all symptoms stressing their sequence of events + timely physical exam + testing as needed. So, see doc for details. ...Read more
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Quite Variable: Several factors, primarily stone size and patient anatomy, determine how long a stone will take to pass. Larger stones generally take longer to get to the bladder. Stones larger than ~5mm are at higher risk of getting stuck in the ureter and requiring intervention to extract. Scar (stricture) in the ureter also decreases the chance a stone will pass. Good luck. ...Read more
Hard to say.: Depends on size and even then depends upon patient factors as well. Some stones never pass and some try to pass but get stuck. Somewhere between a few minutes and a few days is usually the norm. ...Read more
Most in 2 days: Most stones if they are going to pass will pass in the first 48 hours. The chances after that start to decrease. The chances probably never go to zero but after a week, the chances are probably around 50% of it ever passing. ...Read more
Depends on size...:
Larger kidney stones generally take longer to pass, and can take days. Contact your health care provider and consider a consultation with a urologist, if not already done, especially if it has been more than a couple of days.
Also, do you know you actually have a kidney stone? ...Read more
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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