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Doctor insights on: Cardio Kidney Stones

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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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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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10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

Normal?: What is normal size stone? Normal is not to have kidney stone. 9-10 mm stone is called large since we do not expect that stones in this range can pass spontaneously and needs interventions such as lithotripsy. Please talk to a urologist. ...Read more

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Do beets cause kidney stones?

Do beets cause kidney stones?

Possibly: If you have a tendency to form oxalate stones then food rich in oxalates like beets could contribute to stone formation. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones hurt?

Do kidney stones hurt?

Yes: Kidney stones typically cause pain when they cause obstruction. This is when the stone sits somewhere in the ureter and cause the kidney to dilate. Stones that sits within the kidney and not causing the kidney to dilate may cause renal colic as well. Instead of causing the whole kidney to obstruct, it causes a small part of the kidney to obstruct (infundibulum–caliceal level) and can cause pain. ...Read more

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Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Kidney stones: No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease. ...Read more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal  stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Oxalate stones: Are often the result of crohn's disease related to the lack of absorption of bile salts in the diseased ileum. You shouldn't have hydronephrosis if there is no obstruction but certainly they can cause lots of pain and hematuria. Hope you are improving. ...Read more

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Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

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

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Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...Read more

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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction. ...Read more

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Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should be remove. ...Read more

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Do all kidney stones show up on kub kidney xray?

Do all kidney stones show up on kub kidney xray?

No: No, many will not. Ct with kidney stone protocol is much more sensitive. Rarely, certain stones are not seen even with a ct. ...Read more

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Multiply 3 mm renal calculi? Does this mean kidney stones?

Multiply 3 mm renal calculi? Does this mean kidney stones?

Yes: Multiple 3 mm calculi are stones. Calculi = stone. They are small and you may be able to pass them without intervention (except some medication for pain). Even a 3mm stone can cause obstruction and significant pain. You should be seen by a urologist and perhaps have a stone metabolic workup to help you. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones cause diarrhea?

Do kidney stones cause diarrhea?

No: I've never heard of kidney stones causing diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can increase risk: High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk. This diet can also increase calcium in the urine. Increased animal protein increases kidney excretion of oxalate, a chemical that combines with calcium to make one type of kidney stone. ...Read more

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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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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


Dr. Moshe Lewis
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more