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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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I have 6 mm kidney stone. Should it will removed without operation. Its pain killing from last 3 days. What should I do?

I have 6 mm kidney stone. Should it will removed without operation. Its pain killing from last 3 days. What should I do?

Renal Colic-Emergenc: Kidney stone typically causes severe pain (it is called renal Colic) which requires a trip to the emergency room in the hospital. So if your pain is persistent, rush to the hospital for receiving pain medication and treatment for the kidney stone which a Urologisat can advise you once you receive the pain medicine first. Good luck

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can kidney stone kill a person? And can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones?

Can kidney stone kill a person? And can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones?

Yes to all: This sounds like a very serious situation and this child needs to be under the care of a competent pediatric urologist to find the cause of the kidney stone. Gallstones can be lethal as well; in a child, the workup should include a check for ongoing hemolysis, even low-level.

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Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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I was diagnosed w several punctate kidney stones. Will magnesium citrate help at all? I need for a laxative & was hoping to kill 2 birds w 1 stone.

I was diagnosed w several punctate kidney stones. Will magnesium citrate help at all? I need for a laxative & was hoping to kill 2 birds w 1 stone.

Depends...: Only if you know the chemical composition of the stone.....then a answer can be given. Most common stone is Uric Acid...

Dr. John Tillett Dr. Tillett
Urology
18 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Microscopic blood in urine, no kidney stone. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not working, back left side killing me, what else could it be?

Microscopic blood in urine, no kidney stone. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not working, back left side killing me, what else could it be?

See below: How do you know you don't have a stone? Did you have a ct scan? Was a urine culture done to rule out infection? Blood in the urine needs a standardized work-up to determine the cause - including a ct scan with and without IV contrast and a cystoscopy (where the urologist looks inside your bladder with a telescope).

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Dr. Peter Sadow Dr. Sadow
Pathology
13 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.

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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What causes kidney stone?

What causes 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.

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Dr. Richard Ruth Dr. Ruth
Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What causes a kidney stone?

What causes a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues. Follow up with pmd {private medical doctor} for full work.

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How is kidney stone treated?

How is kidney stone treated?

Small pass, big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously. If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up.

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

Most likely: You will pass it some times with lots of pains, drink plenty of water, if it get stuck then your rotor will help you.

Dr. Richard Horak ii Dr. Horak ii
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can kidney stones be treated?

Can kidney stones be treated?

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.

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Can you die from kidney stones?

Can you die from kidney stones?

From renal failure: Obstructing kidney tones on both sides or one side if there is a single functioning kidney can lead to renal failure, and if untreated to death. Enlarging metabolic or infectious staghorn stones occupying all drainage space within kidney will gradually destroy the organ and untreated lead to kidney failure and death. Hence large or enlarging kidney stones should be removed and then prevented.

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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How to breakdown kidney stones?

How to breakdown kidney stones?

Surgery: The mainstay of treatment for kidney stones is surgery. If the stone is very small, medications may be used to help pass the stone spontaneously. However, for larger stones, surgery is the only option. Surgery includes endoscopic framgentation of the stones with various forms of therapy such as laser, electohydrohydraulic lithotripsy, or eswl (the bathtub with water).

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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What causes black kidney stones?

What causes black kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Never heard that kidney stones would be classified by their color. More explanation from you would be helpful.

Dr. Paxton Daniel Dr. Daniel
Radiology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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What will kidney stones feel like?

If they: Are sitting in the kidney minding their own business they may produce no symptoms. If they block the flow of urine to the bladder they can produce considerable (sometimes excruciating) pain in the flank areas with frequent radiation to the area of the groin.

Dr. Kevin Griffiths Dr. Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What are symptoms of kidney stones?

What are symptoms of kidney stones?

Pain: Small kidney stones can cause an achy feeling in your back or actually no symptoms. However when the kidney stones enlarge, they can cause blood in the urine, excruriating pain and possibly infections.

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Dr. Robert Lang Dr. Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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What is the cause of kidney stones?

What is the cause of 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.

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith Dr. Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What are symptoms of kidney stones?

What are symptoms of kidney stones?

Stones in kidney: May exist with no symptoms, may produce flank ache or more pain below lower rib, may generate pain down the flank to groin, may irritate bladder and urethra. May produce visible blood in urine, may produce only microscopic blood. If infection coexists, then fever and more anterior flank pain. Occasionally najusea and vomiting. Stone movement is very painful.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How to know if I have kidney stones?

How to know if I have kidney stones?

Here are some...: Reviewing history and conducting physicals leads to suspicion, and imaging studies usually CT with no contrast will confirm if stone is present in urinary tract or not.

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