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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Tso Chen
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Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Dr. Tso Chen
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Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Not sure: I haven't come across any study that shows prevention of kidney stones with above. If you are having recurrent stones, will need to make sure that your serum calcium level is not high. Certain dietary changes can reduce kidney stones formation, including drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day at least, avoid sugary drinks and weight gain. Talk to your doctor regarding medication for kidney stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones i can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

Dr. Sheila Goodman
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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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Dr. James Lin
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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Dr. James Lin
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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Here are some ...: Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain. Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gross
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Does drinking lots of water help actually minimize kidney stone pain or does it just hurry the passage?

Dr. Michael Gross
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Does drinking lots of water help actually minimize kidney stone pain or does it just hurry the passage?

No: Drinking water may help pass the stone but will not decrease the pain level. ...Read more

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Dr. Yale Shulman
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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!

Dr. Yale Shulman
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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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Dr. Steven Hebert
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If drinking lots of water , in how long will a 3mm kidney stone pass. Will it hurt?

Dr. Steven Hebert
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If drinking lots of water , in how long will a 3mm kidney stone pass. Will it hurt?

Kidney stone: Will probably pass but will usually hurt. Speak with a urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I get kidney stones, how much water should I drink a day? Right now i drink 6-8 litres a day (500ml every hour)

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I get kidney stones, how much water should I drink a day? Right now i drink 6-8 litres a day (500ml every hour)

No strict guidelines: Nobody's done a study, but if you drink enough water to keep your urine light-colored, it's probably plenty. ...Read more

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Dr. Terry Woodard
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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Dr. Terry Woodard
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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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