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Can kidney stones cause anemia? Thank you.

Can kidney stones cause anemia? Thank you.

Not alone: A very bad chronic kidney infection kept going by a stone can cuase anemia of chronic disease. Very seldom is renal bleeding from a stone severe enough to cause iron deficiency.

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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


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Can Stage 3 kidney disease & kidney stones cause minor anemia & low TIBC? Thank you.

Can Stage 3 kidney disease & kidney stones cause minor anemia & low TIBC? Thank you.

Yes: It can definitely cause anemia in what we call anemia of inflammation. It is also known as anemia of chronic disease. The kidneys secrete an important hormone called erythopoetin which helps with the production of red blood cells. For this reason, you have anemia of chronic disease. You should definitely have iron studies drawn and see if you are a candidate for medication.

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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.

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What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist.

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Do beets cause kidney stones?

Do beets cause kidney stones?

Beets and stones: Beets are rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; 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 It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential.

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What causes heat on kidney stone?

What causes heat on kidney stone?

Kidney stone: What do you mean by heat on a kidney stone. Never heard this term.

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Can osteobi-flex cause kidney stones?

Can osteobi-flex cause kidney stones?

No: If you are using glucosamine/chondroitin as a dietary supplement to manage osteoarthritis symptoms, its use is controversial; and there is no proven clinical benefit. Therefore, I would not advise using it, even though there are few risks associated with its use.

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Can kidney stones cause gurgling noises?

Can kidney stones cause gurgling noises?

Not usually: Kidney stones usually do not cause gurgling noises.

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Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

Yes, occasionally...: I assumed you meant a stone of <2 mm, not <0.2 mm. Largely, a stone <4 mm has an 80% of chance to pass spontaneously in 2 weeks with expected coping with pain, but it doesn't mean a stone of 2 mm will always pass; in fact, occasionally, a stone of 2 mm may still require intervention. So, it's said: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indirect evidence from past experience...

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What is the cause of frequent kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Most kidney stone do not have a definite cause, dehydration is common, inmobilization causes calcium loss from bones, kidney filtration defects, hyperfunction of the parathyroid gland, malabsortion from the GI tract, congenital renal defects (renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidneys), gout, drug diamox, (acetazolamide) some diuretics.

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What can cause a person to have kidney stones?

What can cause a person to have kidney stones?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause.

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What causes kidney stones to form and who gets them?

What causes kidney stones to form and who gets them?

Very serious: There are different causes and different treatments. If you've had 2 episodes, you need a full workup. This done by an urologist or endocrinologist. Kidney stones are horrible and must be taken seriously, but the usual procedure is a w/u on the 2nd round.

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Is it really the case that tomotoes cause kidney stones?

Sometimes: The nyu langone medical center recommends limiting your intake of tomatoes and avoiding tomato paste if you suffer from stones read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/496960-what-are-dangers-of-eating-tomatoes/#ixzz2qdui4yqp.

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What types of things cause kidney stones? Please list them?

What types of things cause kidney stones? Please list them?

Kidney stones: There are several types of kidney stones so to a large degree the causative dietary items depend on composition. Most stones are calcium oxylate. Calcium intake is mot really the culprit. Oxylic acid often is though. There is likely a genetic predisposition for many, if not most, stone formers. Drinking enough fluid to make 2 liters of urine per day is the cornerstone of prevention for most.

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What are the causes of kidney stones and how can they be avoided?

Depends: There are several types of kidney stones and preventative measures are dictated by the composition of the stones. One universally helpful therapy is hydration. Kidney stone formers shoud strive to make 2 liters or more of urine daily. Most people fall far short of this.

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What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet.

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What causes kidney stones and how can you prevent them?

What causes kidney stones and how can you prevent them?

Kidney stones: Some are low fluid intake, high dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose, & high fructose corn syrup, calcium oxalate, grapefruit juice & apple juice, excess vitamin c & d, & alcohol.

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What causes kidney stones and what is procedure for dissolving called?

What causes kidney stones and what is procedure for dissolving called?

Several causes: Generally increased saturation of urine with oxalates procedure is lithotripsy - the ultrasound breakdown of the calculi.

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Can kidney stones cause bv?

No: See this site for info on bv http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm.

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