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Doctor insights on: Distilled Water For Kidney Stones

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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...Read more

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 distilled water and orange juice help kidney stones prevention? I can't find solid info for each way.

Does distilled water and orange juice help kidney stones prevention? I can't find solid info for each way.

It depends the kind: Of kidney stone. Prevention is advised according to the result of kidney stone risk profile. For some kind of kidney stone distilled water and orange juice could be included in a prevention list. ...Read more

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I used to have regular headaches and I've recently started drinking 6 lts of water for kidney stones. But observed no headaches. Any reason?

I used to have regular headaches and I've recently started drinking 6 lts of water for kidney stones. But observed no headaches. Any reason?

Dehydration: From your question, one can deduce that you often had a low level of dehydration from not drinking enough water which led to the headaches. With the increase in water, headaches gone. It could be a coincidence; however, lets hope that you have just discovered a wonderful reason to drink your water. ...Read more

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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Here are some. ..: Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain. Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too. ...Read more

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Is propel okay to drink instead of plain water while passing a kidney stone?

Is propel okay to drink instead of plain water while passing a kidney stone?

Not likely...: Electrolyte-containing Propel water would not help a stone pass through ureter to bladder although vigorous increase in urine excretion by increasing oral fluid or diuretics or alpha-blocker has been touted, but not firmly proved, to speed up stone passage for decades. In general, a <4-mm stone may pass in 2 wks for 75-85% of times. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling timely. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day I want this out!

How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day I want this out!

2-3 liters/day: Hydration will help prevent this stone from growing and prevent future stones from forming. Depending on where this 2mm stone is located, hydration may also help it to pass. Size of the stone affects the likelihood of passage. Strain your urine and save the stone. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Past 27 kidney stone last year; I have past 10 stones this year with a scan showing I have 3 yet to pass; what to do to stop making them beside water.

Past 27 kidney stone last year; I have past 10 stones this year with a scan showing I have 3 yet to pass; what to do to stop making them beside water.

Kidney stones: The type of stone is important. This article describes the common types: http://www. Webmd. Com/kidney-stones/tc/types-of-kidney-stones-topic-overview. Is there a family history? Did you have kidney infections? Normal uric acid level? Are you on any long term drugs? Once these questions are answered, we can get to bottom of this. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...Read more

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Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

No: Quite the contrary. Water intake is one of the most important aspects of prevention. ...Read more

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Is it normal to retain water with kidney stones?

Is it normal to retain water with kidney stones?

Usually not: It is important to keep drinking water to minimize the effects of the stone. Retaining water is not typical unless the water intake is significantly increased. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Thanks for asking!: This depends on the mineral constituents of the well water and your family history. Renal stones tend to run in families and are often due to subtle abnormalities in various biochemical metabolic pathways. This could make a person susceptible to stones depending on the make up of the well water. Well water should always be tested if individuals have had or have a family history of stones. ...Read more

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How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothing, . ....... The average soldier in desert storm needed 3-12 gallons of water per day. Travel, especially on an airplane, requires additional fluids: why do you think the flight attendents are always offering you water. ...Read more

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If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

Not necessarily: It may make some stones worse. Please discuss the issue with your doctor as different treatments are needed, depending on the type of stone. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be treated early without medical intervention? Is just drinking more water enough?

Can kidney stones be treated early without medical intervention? Is just drinking more water enough?

Usually: If they are in an area where they can be passed, extra fluids will help. There is also a medication called Flomax (tamsulosin) that may help. Get the advice of your doctor or urologist. All the best. ...Read more

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I get kidney stones, how much water should I drink a day? Right now I drink 6-8 litres a day (500ml every hour)

I get kidney stones, how much water should I drink a day? Right now I drink 6-8 litres a day (500ml every hour)

No strict guidelines: Nobody's done a study, but if you drink enough water to keep your urine light-colored, it's probably plenty. ...Read more

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I drink 2 liters of water daily but I don't feel the urge to go to the toilet until night, I have kidney stones, is this the cause?

Water: The amount of urine that you drink is certainly what is recommended. The fact that you don't feel the urge is not related to kidney stones. Having kidney stones can cause pain, nausea, vomiting and lead to dehydration. If the stone is causing blockage, that can certainly also decrease urine output from that kidney ...Read more

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I have a diagnosed 3mm kidney stone. How long will it take to pass? Was In ER yesterday for it. Any tips? Been drinking lots of water.

I have a diagnosed 3mm kidney stone. How long will it take to pass? Was In ER yesterday for it. Any tips? Been drinking lots of water.

Kidney stone: This stone should pass. Continue strong fluid intake, and strain all urine with a handkerchief to collect the tiny stone and have it analyzed at the laboratory. If you continue to have painful spasms and don't pass the stone, contact a urologist to follow-up and advice. ...Read more

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I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

Possible: Whiles a 5.5 mm stone may successfully pass, it usually causes a great deal of severe pain in doing so. The stone may be treated with lithotripsy while it is in a non-obstructing position in the kidney. ...Read more

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It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.

It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.

Keep drinking water: Sometimes the stones can irritate your kidneys for a long time. Your stone may or not pass depending on its location. If you are having persistent pain, you can be followed with an ultrasound to see if your kidney is getting obstructed. ...Read more

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Does barley water help with kidney stones?

Does barley water help with kidney stones?

It may, but the idea: Is to pass more fluids through kidneys to wash particles away. This may be achieved by just drinking excess of 2-3 liters (quarts) a day. Barley, causes diuresis (like beer) hence the reputation. But citrated fluids e.g. Limeade, crystal lite, fresca, add citrate to urine which prevents particle aggregation making stones. I prefer the latter drinks. If chf, fluid intake needs doctor supervision. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones I can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. ...Read more

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How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

Drink enough water: So that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless. Depending on your size, muscularity, physical activity, and weather, the amount of water intake needed to keep urine dilute will vary. ...Read more

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Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

D3 and water: Is always good. Kidney stones can be made out of many things. Regardless, staying well hydrated ALWAYS makes it harder for minerals to precipitate into stones, D would help calcium go into your bones instead of your urine. If they are uric acid stones, L-methylfolate, B12, & active B6 (P5P) will reduce your blood homocysteine and uric acid levels which will help without having to take a drug. ...Read more

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Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

Eat an alkaline diet: The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

Save "speck": The black "specks" could be small blood clots or pieces of stone. It would help if you save one of these to have these tested.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

Probably not..., but: The described 0.7-cm size is large than what professionally advised to wait and see. Generally speaking, some 85 % of stones of <0.4 cm would pass through ureter in 2 wks; but it doesn't mean the <0.4-cm ones would always pass and the >0.4-cm ones would never pass. Yet, if stone-related pain is tolerable and the dilation of ureter. Kidney is not severe, few >0.4 cm stones may pass in 1-4 months. ...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