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Doctor insights on: Destruction Of A Kidney Stone Using Sound Waves

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I had a renal ultra sound done last week and they said I have a 7mm kidney stone. What will they do about that?

I had a renal ultra sound done last week and they said I have a 7mm kidney stone. What will they do about that?

7 mm stone: Most stones that pass are 4 mm or less so probably yours won't pass on its own. What to do depends upon many variables best answered by your urologist. Some folks need surgery. ...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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Extreme intense pain in right flank area comes and goes, never felt before. It's a sharp pain up down right side of back. Sounds like a Kidney stone?

Extreme intense pain in right flank area comes and goes, never felt before. It's a sharp pain up down right side of back. Sounds like a Kidney stone?

Right flank pain: It is a possibility . Other possibilities are diverticulitis, Adnexitis or even appendicitis . I would suggest that you have it checked You probably will need a pelvic ultrasound or CT scan , urine test and blood test. ...Read more

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Hey I was in the hospital last night and found a 5mm kidney stone do you think I should pass it or risk it of getting stock or just do a sound thing?

Hey I was in the hospital last night and found a 5mm kidney stone do you think I should pass it or risk it of getting stock or just do a sound thing?

Ultrasound: What did your doctors recommend? Some stones easily pass but others do not and can result in complications (pain, infection, bleeding, etc). If your doctors advised ultrasound treatment (also known as shock wave lithotripsy) you should do it. It's pretty easy, with low risk of side effects. Or see a urologist. Here's a link about SWL: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/kidneystones_ShockWave ...Read more

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Right kidney hurts all the time, left sometimes. Does this sound like a kidney infection, or kidney stone?

Right kidney hurts all the time, left sometimes. Does this sound like a kidney infection, or kidney stone?

See below: By kidney hurting, i assume you mean flank pain. Yes, it could easily be either of those. Would get checked out, starting with a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Radiologist saw kidney stone on ultra sound. My urologist did not. Who should I trust? Urologist looked before radiologist read the scan for final say

Kidney Stone: It appears that you have a history of kidney stones and kidney stone removal. I would recommend going back to the urologist and requesting a second reading given the radiologist finding. If you are having the same symptoms as when you ere confirmed to have kidney stones, you likely have stones again. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm kidney stone just found by ultra sound. I do not have any back pain but I do have groin pain on the right side. How long to pass a stone?

I have a 3mm kidney stone just found by ultra sound. I do not have any back pain but I do have groin pain on the right side. How long to pass a stone?

Position: It all depends on the position of the stone. Given that you had an ultrasound exam i suspect the stone was found in a nonobstructing position in your kidney. These stones (at the size you mentioned especially) are rarely painful when located in the kidney. Ct scan would likely be necessary to determine if a stone is present in the ureter. ...Read more

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Frequent weeing microsophic blood urine no UTI bloids fine culture fine small kidney stone ultra sound bladder fine not emptying fully?

Frequent weeing microsophic blood urine no UTI bloids fine culture fine small kidney stone ultra sound bladder fine not emptying fully?

Stones: are possibly affecting bladder emptying. If there are large enough stones to limit bladder emptying, it needs to be addressed by a urologist. There are other causes of urinary retention as well which can be discussed with a urologist. ...Read more

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Micro blood urine weeing about 4 times a night ultra sound CT culture fine 3mm kidney stone left kidney?

Micro blood urine weeing about 4 times a night ultra sound CT culture fine 3mm kidney stone left kidney?

Kidney Stone: This may certainly produce blood in the urine. Blood in urine is due to stones, cancer, tuberculosis, bacterial infections or severe kidney damage until proven otherwise. See a knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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I was told I have gallstones when i had my kidney stone during a ultra sound by the nurse and sometimes I have bad cramps under my breast on my left.?

I was told I have gallstones when i had my kidney stone during a ultra sound by the nurse and sometimes I have bad cramps under my breast on my left.?

Unrelated: Almost 23% of the general population have asymptomatic gallbladder stones. Symptomatic cholelithiasis is associated with pain after eating in the epigastric/ right upper abdominal area in a person with gallstones on ultrasound. Your symptoms most likely are not related. I suggest you have it checked by your pcp. Good luck. ...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


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