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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

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...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
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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!

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

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


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