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Could Imodium Cause Kidney Stones
Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more
Yes, occasionally...: I assumed you meant a stone of <2 mm, not <0.2 mm. Largely, a stone <4 mm has an 80% of chance to pass spontaneously in 2 weeks with expected coping with pain, but it doesn't mean a stone of 2 mm will always pass; in fact, occasionally, a stone of 2 mm may still require intervention. So, it's said: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indirect evidence from past experience... ...Read more
How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?
Varies: The time for passage of a stone is tremendously variable. Vegetarianism is a moral choice rather than a health-promoting one, despite all the hucksterism. You'd do much better to drink plenty of water (never pass dark urine) and comply with other directions depending on the stone's composition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i took furosemide for 10-days, 2-years ago, and I have a 3mm kidney stone now, could that have been a cause of it?
Lasix (furosemide): Not likely to be related.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a small kidney stone stuck in my penis, 2'' from coming out, it has been about 4 years is there any serious damage i could have caused?
Very unusual ...: See a urologist for more evaluation and treatment ...Read more
Possible ...: Possible. An existing stone may change its location or detached from the papilla of kidney calyx at sudden acceleration and deceleration forces. But, pain from contusion tends to be constant and worse at certain physical activities; stone-related pain tends to be erratic in onset, degree, duration, and interval, but not physically related. Ask Doc for detail... ...Read more
Yes, it can be, but.: Yes, a large may stay there quietly but surely will grow bigger. While it would be probably of no harm to watch it closely for 1-2 yrs, the risk of adding surrounding tissue damage from its increasing size and potentially possible infection will increase; so, for someone at 36, it is too long to watch, so i would recommend to get it out in time and practice stone prevention, and practice... ...Read more
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
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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