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Difference Between Kidney Stone And Kidney Calculus
Same thing: A kidney "rock" is a kidney stone. We just don't call them rocks. ...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
Infection/metabolic: A UTI is an infection caused by bacteria that crawl up inside the urethra and invade tissue. A kidney stone is a collection of crystals that clump together in the kidney then travel down the tubes into the bladder then out through the urethra. A kidney stone and an infection may co-exist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between K-citrate and Ca-citrate for kidney stone patients? What is faxomax?
Stones: K-Cit is better absorbed from the intestine, compared to Ca-Cit. However in patients who have poor kidney function or are on certain blood pressure medications, K-Cit can make the blood potassium increase to potentially deadly levels. The main component in both is the citrate, which is a stone inhibitor. Flomax, (tamsulosin) for stones, causes the ureter to dilate increasing chances of passing stone. ...Read more
Not always easy: Kidney stone pain is generally unaffected by movement. Patients often bend and twist trying to get relief. Pain often radiates down into groin and may change in nature as the stone moves. Low back pain tends to be associated with an inciting event, tends to change with position and is often relieved by rest. Sometimes radiates to buttock or leg and may be felt across entire back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a kidney stone pass before but what does spasm of rib cage feel like what s the difference in symptoms?
KIDNEY STONE: Rib issues are generally as tender as they are painful. Stones are more pain than tenderness. Kidney stone pain is not helped by position or rest either. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.
Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...Read more
Renal stone: Small stones in the kidney (calyceal stones) are rarely ever the source of significant pain. If it is 3mm or larger, it can be treated with a shock wave lithotripsy machine before it grows or passes painfully into the ureter. See a urologist for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have a Kidney stone of 8 mm in right uretreric calculus at VU junction. It is possible to pass through urine. Pl suggest.
Possible but hard: 8mm is a good size stone first make sure it is not blocking the kidney next you could passed it but very painful find out if they can crush it with a machine or grab it with a basket ...Read more
I have a non obstructive right renal calculus (3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?
Good question. Please find out from Urologist what the stone is made of and depending on that what dietary measures are appropriate. Thanks ...Read more
I am suffering kidney stone problem. It is seen in usg kub report that A 7.2mm right renal calculus with minimal prostatomegaly. What should I do.
Renal stones: Are you currently having symptoms? If the 7mm stone is in the kidney you can have Lithotripsey to break up the stone into smaller pieces that will pass. I am assuming you are not currently passing a 7 mm stone. You would be in to much pain to write the question. Stones are made in a specific PH environment if you change the PH of the urine you can change the formation of certain stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narcotics: Narcotics (opiates) are the mainstay for pain relief. Examples includes oxycodone, morphine and dilaudid. Additional choices such as tylenol can help. Alpha blockers such as Flomax or uroxatral (alfuzosin) can relax the ureters and assist in stone passage. Remember to drink fluids to produce 2+ liters of urine daily. If admitted, request a pca (patient controlled IV anesthesia pump). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?
Obstruction = Pain: Kidney stones that are within the kidney and not causing any obstruction to the flow of urine are generally not symptomatic. If a stone blocks the flow of urine, pressure builds up above the stone causing stretching (hydronephrosis) and deep pain. That said, sometimes a stone can be obstructing a single calyx (see image) and can cause pain, even though the stone is not within the ureter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A metabolic work-up: The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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