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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 ...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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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Wat are they simtum of kidney stones?

Wat are they simtum of kidney stones?

Flank pain/bloody ur: Flank pain and blood in urine is classic. You will need to have your vitals checked, urine analyzed and either kidney ct or ultrasound. Take pain meds, drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Pain: The pain would present depending on size of stone and location. The pain could be in the lower back or flank, inner thigh, testicles. Blood in the urine (visible or not visible but present on urinalysis). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Symptoms will vary.: Pain is the most common symptom, which comes from obstruction of the ureter, and its location depends on the location of the stone. It comes in waves, and can be mild to intense. This can be accompanied by nausea & vomiting. Blood in the urine is another common finding, and may come with urinary frequency and burning. Some stones are silent, discovered only on imaging. ...Read more

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How the kidney stones forms in our body?

How the kidney stones forms in our body?

Lots of ways: It depends on the stones that you are having. Stones can occur because of problems metabolizing uric acid, chronic kidney infection, not drinking enough fluids, underlying kidney disease, diet, and medications. Analyzing the stone narrows down the possibilities considerably. ...Read more

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What is causing kidney stones if I'm 24?

Many things: Like chronic low-grade kidney infection, metabolic imbalance, hyper-parathyroidism, medications. You should be discussing this with your urologist who is an expert in managing kidney stones. Stones can often be passed by themselves. Sometimes they need the help of a urologist or interventional radiologist to get them out. ...Read more

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Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

Not drinking enough: The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinkning enough water. However, there may be other problems as well, so it is important for you to see your doctor so that the appropriate tests may be obtained. ...Read more

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Could it be kidney stones? What do you do?

Could it be kidney stones? What do you do?

Not enough info.: I am sorry, but there is no descriptions of symptoms. Consider re-asking and including pertinent details. ...Read more

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Can a person die from having kidney stones?

Theoretically: If the stones cause both kidneys to become totally obstructed and you were not treated I guess you could succumb to renal failure. ...Read more

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Can I die from kidney stones if I ignore it?

Can I die from kidney stones if I ignore it?

Yes -kidney failure: Uremia, azotemia all terms for kidney failure.This can occur if you have blockage of either a solitary functioning kidney, or stones blocking both kidneys or ureters. Staghorn calculi, stones that mimic horns can occupy entire kidney collecting system and be silent non symptomatic killers. Most stones are symptomatic, not all. Combination of obstructing stones & proximal infection can be lethal. ...Read more

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Obstructive and non-obstructive kidney stones?

Obstructive and non-obstructive kidney stones?

See below: Nonobstructive kidney stones are those that sit inside the kidney. When they move around and go into the ureters is when they become obstructive, and are more likely to cause problems. ...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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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