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Could Imodium Cause Kidney Stones
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
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
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
I have kidney stones in both kidneys. Could this cause both my white and red cell counts to be elevated?
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 ›
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
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
I keep having alot of UTIs and recently they told me they found Ecoli in my urine.. I also have lots of kidney stones could that be a cause of infecti?
Kidney stone and UTI: Kidney stone and infection may fuel each other. ...Read more
I started three days ago and noticed that my blood is a weird pink purple color and has a strong smell what could cause the sudden difference? I passed about 8 kidney stones at one time three weeks ago could they be a problem?
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more
Beets and stones: Beets are rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stones: Most kidney stone do not have a definite cause, dehydration is common, inmobilization causes calcium loss from bones, kidney filtration defects, hyperfunction of the parathyroid gland, malabsortion from the GI tract, congenital renal defects (renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidneys), gout, drug diamox, (acetazolamide) some diuretics. ...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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