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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Should I drink beer if I have a kidney stone?

Hydration is the key: Beer has no medicinal properties when it comes to kidney stones. Beer is mostly water. Making 2 liters of urine daily is recommended for prevention. Although alcohol is a diuretic (makes urine fast) it also leaves you dehydrated later, increasing stone formation risk. Water is the key! ...Read more

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Can I drink tea and eat ice cream? Or will I get a kidney stone?

Can I drink tea and eat ice cream? Or will I get a kidney stone?

Enjoy yourself: What you could do for yourself is stop reading "scare" internet pages. Most of your friends do both, and most do not have kidney stones. If you have some special concern, visit with your physician about this. ...Read more

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Can a person take oxycodone 5 for kidney stone pain after 24 hrs since the last drink?

Can a person take oxycodone 5 for kidney stone pain after 24 hrs since the last drink?

Yes unless liver: If liver disease be carefull butn otherwise yes, hope you don't drink too much alcohol? normal male should not drink more than 24 oz beer or 1.5 ounces of liquor or 10 oz of wine/day if healthy no high blood pressure or liver disease ...Read more

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When does bleeding stop after kidney stone removal from rt. Uterer- on average while drinking liquids. Pain issues?

When does bleeding stop after kidney stone removal from rt. Uterer- on average while drinking liquids. Pain issues?

See below: Usually a few days, but if you have a ureteral stent in place, you may see bleeding for as long as the stent is present. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your system flushed out. ...Read more

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Been visiting country in east africa. I accidently been drinking unfiltered water 20days. Tasted fine and look fine. Possibilities of Lead? Kidney stone

Been visiting country in east africa. I accidently been drinking unfiltered water 20days. Tasted fine and look fine. Possibilities of Lead? Kidney stone

Stop worrying: The locals drink it all the time. So do the animals. They are fine. You cannot eliminate every possible toxic exposure. Your body is surprisingly tough. People who tell you to worry yourself over every trivial exposure at not your friends; they are actually trying to make you feel sick. I hope you enjoyed Africa and her wonderful people. ...Read more

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Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital I have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass? Please help thx

Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital I have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass? Please help thx

Well: It varies stones can pass in a couple of days especially if they are moving. Stones can also stay in one place for years. Ask your urologist fir specific advice ...Read more

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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...Read more

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How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothing, . ....... The average soldier in desert storm needed 3-12 gallons of water per day. Travel, especially on an airplane, requires additional fluids: why do you think the flight attendents are always offering you water. ...Read more

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Kidney stone pain becomes more after drinking apple ider vinegar?

Kidney stone pain becomes more after drinking apple ider vinegar?

Unrelated: But why are you drinking apple cider vinegar? Hopefully you are seeing someone for the kidney stone. ...Read more

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What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

Get treatment: U should not get dehydrated, this may require intravenous flui therapy in hospital. Pain severe enough to cause nausea suggests kidney blockage or/& possible infection. Thus needs to be addressed, this could possibly mean temporary placement of jj stent (small tube beween kidney & bladder) to allow kidney to drain. Urologist will advise appropriately. ...Read more

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How much fluid for kidney stone prevention? Shouldn't it be based on your weight vs how many ounces you drink?

How much fluid for kidney stone prevention? Shouldn't it be based on your weight vs how many ounces you drink?

Not a cure: Drinking lots of fluids can help prevent kidney stones but it's not a cure all. Your genetics, your diet, medications and other medical problems can also predispose you to developing kidney stones. ...Read more

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I have a diagnosed 3mm kidney stone. How long will it take to pass? Was In ER yesterday for it. Any tips? Been drinking lots of water.

I have a diagnosed 3mm kidney stone. How long will it take to pass? Was In ER yesterday for it. Any tips? Been drinking lots of water.

Kidney stone: This stone should pass. Continue strong fluid intake, and strain all urine with a handkerchief to collect the tiny stone and have it analyzed at the laboratory. If you continue to have painful spasms and don't pass the stone, contact a urologist to follow-up and advice. ...Read more

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I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

Possible: Whiles a 5.5 mm stone may successfully pass, it usually causes a great deal of severe pain in doing so. The stone may be treated with lithotripsy while it is in a non-obstructing position in the kidney. ...Read more

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I am male, weigh 245 pounds, am 6 ft 1, a vegetarian nonsmoker, barely exercise and have had a kidney stone. How much should I be drinking per day?

I am male, weigh 245 pounds, am 6 ft 1, a vegetarian nonsmoker, barely exercise and have had a kidney stone. How much should I be drinking per day?

Urine output: Because fluid intake can vary based on one's metabolic needs, the better measurement is the amount of urine one puts out. It is generally believed that if you make kidney stones, a goal of 2 L of urine and day is ideal ...Read more

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It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.

It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.

Keep drinking water: Sometimes the stones can irritate your kidneys for a long time. Your stone may or not pass depending on its location. If you are having persistent pain, you can be followed with an ultrasound to see if your kidney is getting obstructed. ...Read more

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I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more

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I was released from hospital 5 days ago with kidney stone. Was told 6mm. Been drinking lots of water. How much time is needed for stone to pass?

Depends: Spontaneous passage depends on size (diameter)of stone: Under 5mm:75%, 5-7mm:60%, More than 7mm:under 40%. I am sure you were told to strain your urine. If no passage in 2 weeks it is probably a good idea to intervene by your urologist. Also if pain control is a problem. Location of stone is also a factor. Follow your urologist's recommendation. Best wishes for you. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?

I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?

Drink fluids: Msny people get kidney stones. Try drinking water, and fluids but avoid soda pop. The better hydrated the less likely to happen again. There is an app to help remind you to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Your more likely to have sharp pains as stone passes not burning. ...Read more

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Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too. ...Read more

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Is propel okay to drink instead of plain water while passing a kidney stone?

Is propel okay to drink instead of plain water while passing a kidney stone?

Not likely...: Electrolyte-containing Propel water would not help a stone pass through ureter to bladder although vigorous increase in urine excretion by increasing oral fluid or diuretics or alpha-blocker has been touted, but not firmly proved, to speed up stone passage for decades. In general, a <4-mm stone may pass in 2 wks for 75-85% of times. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling timely. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Here are some. ..: Without systemic evaluation, specific advice could not be provided. But for most cases, maintaining daily urine output >2500cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by >50% are the decent and doable and effective advice, but requiring patient's persistence to translate the concept into practice with real actions. More? Ask urologist for detail timely. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day I want this out!

2-3 liters/day: Hydration will help prevent this stone from growing and prevent future stones from forming. Depending on where this 2mm stone is located, hydration may also help it to pass. Size of the stone affects the likelihood of passage. Strain your urine and save the stone. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Husband having kidney stone hasn't passed after 15hrs pain pills not helping vomiting not eaten can't drink. Er?

Husband having kidney stone hasn't passed after 15hrs pain pills not helping vomiting not eaten can't drink. Er?

Kidney stone: Given that it is a weekend - yes go to the er perhaps they can get the urologist in to see him. He probably needs it taken out. ...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


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