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Can Opiate Abuse Cause Kidney Stones
I currently believe I have a kidney stone but I just got sober 2 years ago and take suboxen. Any non opiates that would help the pain it's killer?
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
If I took 6 5/325 mg hydrocodone throughout the day yesterday (technically Wednesday) and have a urine screening for opiates/opiods Friday at 4:15pm, will I pass? My doctor is doing the test because I threw out my Percocet prescribed for my kidney stones
Same class: The drugs are on the same class. Don't try to game the system. If you truly need chronic narcotic pain medication, see a pain specialist, usually an anesthesiologist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. The Best solution is to get to the root cause and fix it. If not possible, there are many alternatives to narcotics, which in the long term can make chronic pain worse in some patients. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not stones: Meth use does more than cause kidney stones -- it can kill your kidneys and the rest of your organs too. Depending on which prescription pain killers you're talking about, this is extremely dangerous as well. If you got very dehydrated during your substance abuse, kidney stones would be possible. ...Read more
Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more
Kidney stone: The causes are dehydration, familial, gouty nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, oral intake of calcium containing food or vitamin& parathyroid disease. This is accumulation of calcium, phosphate, urate, cysteine & oxalate minerals not excreted by kidney. Drink lot of water and treat the causes mentioned above. Thanks. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Ask your family doctor, endocrinologist or urologist for guidance. ...Read more
No: I have never heard that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, IF...: If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, peanut butter was one of the high oxalate foods to moderate or avoid along with beans, beets, berries, green peppers, chocolate, coffee, colas, and wheat bran. Consider almond butter instead if you are an oxalate stone former. ...Read more
Yes and no: A benign kidney mass, the most common is called a simple cyst, does not cause kidney stones. Stasis of urine, diet and genetics cause stones. If there is calcium (or stones) within the mass then it may not be benign and a pre and post contrast ct or MRI is needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
No they don't: #1 cause of kidney stones is dehdration sausing urine output to be low & concentrated. #2 is hypercalcuria, secretion of excessive amounts of calcium in the urine. Kidney blockage causing stasis or hydronephrosis, other causes: high salt intake, kidney infections especially with proteus, gout & high uric acid excretion, inflammatory bowel disease & high urate excrettion, cystinuria. Not coke & drp. ...Read more
No: I've never heard of any instances of this. ...Read more
I have suffered with kidney stones for the last 10years I have no idea what causes mine or how to stop them forming?
Doctor and water:
In general more water helps, but there are specific types of stones and related causes that require an investigation to determine.
Your nephrologist or urologist can guide you through this challenging problem. ...Read more
Maybe: These are one of a great many popular foods that contain a lot of oxalate which is a component of many kidney stones. I've looked at the evidence and I think that warning people about oxalate in the diet is mostly protecting onesself from liability. Drinking plenty of water would probably go a lot farther to preventing kidney stones than radically restricting your diet / making a fetish. ...Read more
Risk factors: Risks include: family or personal history of kidney stones, being an adult over 40, being male, dehydration, diet that's high-protein, high-sodium and high-sugar, gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea. Diseases that may increase your risk of kidney stones include renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism and certain urinary tract infections. ...Read more
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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