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Dr. James Krick
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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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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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Are there any home remedies to dissolve kidney stones?

Are there any home remedies to dissolve kidney stones?

No.: Kidney stones can be made up of multiple types of materials and without knowing what the stone was made of you cannot treat it with a home remedy. Most stones can be treated (if they do not pass normally) with endoscopic removal or percutaneous (through the skin) removal by an interventional radiologist. ...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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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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Dr. Michael Michaels
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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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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 baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

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

Baking soda: Baking soda will mute formation of uric acid stones but may enhance formation of calcium oxalate stones; To minimize 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; ...Read more

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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


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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