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Can kidney stones permanently damage the kidney?

Can kidney stones permanently damage the kidney?

Yes: Depending on the size of the stones, they can can obstruction of drainage of the urine, and worst case scenario end-stage renal disease. ...Read more

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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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7.4mm kidney stone causing mild hydroneprosis in right kidney?It can cause damage to kidney?

7.4mm kidney stone causing mild hydroneprosis in right kidney?It can cause damage to kidney?

Yes: You already have mild enlargement of the kidney - that is what hydronephroiss is. Over a long period of time, a blocking stone can lead to infections and decrease in kidney function. It is best to talk with a good urologist as to what the best plan is for your individual case - whether the stone needs to be removed, or if they are comfortable just following it over time. ...Read more

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Can Accutane damage kidney and bladder?

Can Accutane damage kidney and bladder?

Very unlikely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Yes: Kidney stones induce pain by causing obstruction. Even if the stone is small and but still in the kidney, it can still obstruct the flow of urine out the kidney and cause significant flank pain. The pain can also be intermittent as the stone moves around and shifts within the kidney. ...Read more

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How long before a kidney stone causes permanent kidney damage?

How long before a kidney stone causes permanent kidney damage?

Stones: It really depends on where the stone is. Some stones last for years and never cause any issues. Others, especially those that obstruct the ureters, can cause blockage to the outflow of urine and result in kidney damage. It can start causing scaring of the kidney in a few weeks. If both ureters are blocked, you can go into acute renal failure in a few days (usually temporary). ...Read more

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How can diabetes damage the kidneys?

How can diabetes damage the kidneys?

High glucose: Diabetes hurts the blood vessels due to by products of high glucose. The first vessels to get affected are micro vessels. All organs in body have micro vessels. The organs that rely on micro vessels for function are kidneys, eyes, heart, nerves. This is why these organs are hurt by by diabetes. ...Read more

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Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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Can stone inside the gall bllader lead to liver enlargement?

Can stone inside the gall bllader lead to liver enlargement?

Unlikely: If stones are inside the gallbladder then no , if they move out into ducts will cause along other complications , some times both may coexist in unrelated way, like a fatty liver may be associated with gall stones. ...Read more

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Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life. ...Read more

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Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

IF there is: Obstruction this is a high risk situation for development of infection. A serious infection could cause low blood pressure. The other possibility is low blood pressure related to pain medication for the stone. ...Read more

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Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage, kidneys failure?

It can: All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should be avoided if kidney function is impaired. If it is absolutely necessary to use them special preparations to reduce the risk can be taken. ...Read more

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When before a kidney stone causes kidney damage?

When before a kidney stone causes kidney damage?

It may: Sit in the kidney and never cause damage. However, if the stone obstructs the urine draining from the kidney and doesn't pass it can, over time, cause kidney damage. Infected and obstructed kidneys can become damaged quickly. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Yes, but: It is important to rule out other causes. Diabetes is a common cause of albuminuria and reflects microvascular damage. ...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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What prevents kidney stones from damaging the urethra?

What prevents kidney stones from damaging the urethra?

Water: The best way to prevent damage from kidney stones is preventign them therefore drinking atleast 2 to 3 liters of water will help. If you already have stones, the majority of them are small and will pass through the bladder and urethra without causing any damage. However if you have large stones that are painful, it will require the help of a urologist. ...Read more

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Will a kidney infection lead to kidney disease?

Will a kidney infection lead to kidney disease?

Kidney Infection: Not necessarily. Most kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection or an infection in the kidney itself (pyelonephritis) can be treated safely and quickly. In certain situations based on the degree of infection or the underlying health of the patient this can impact kidney function. ...Read more

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What can cause kidney and liver damage?

What can cause kidney and liver damage?

Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease , Wilson disease, can affect both organs.The list is long.. Need a specialist to evaluate the cause ...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