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Could imodium (loperamide) cause kidney stones?

Could imodium (loperamide) cause kidney stones?

No: Imodium (loperamide) does not get absorbed and is highly unlikely to contribute to stone formation. ...Read more

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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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Does imodium (loperamide) cause kidney stones?

Does imodium (loperamide) cause kidney stones?

No: There is no evidence of an association between Imodium (loperamide) and kidney stones. Imodium (loperamide) is not absorbed from the bowel. ...Read more

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Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

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

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Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

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

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How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?

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 more

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Could having multiple kidney stones cause death?

Could having multiple kidney stones cause death?

It's possible: Having multiple kidney stones can cause blockage of the urine drainage, infection and even kidney failure. So, in theory, yes, you could die from multiple kidney stones but this would be unusual. ...Read more

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Could a fall onto my bottom/lower back cause my kidney stones to move out of the kidneys?

Could a fall onto my bottom/lower back cause my kidney stones to move out of the kidneys?

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

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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more