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My friend has kidney stones and may have to have them surgically removed. Is it possible that the surgery could cause infertility?

My friend has kidney stones and may have to have them surgically removed. Is it possible that the surgery could cause infertility?

Not likely: While having surgery may interrupt a single cycle, it is unlikely to cause infertility especially for renal stone surgery. The exception might be if the surgery results in some sort of renal failure. ...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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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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more