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Do Kidney Stones Need To Be Removed
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
Sometimes: Number of kidney stones are amenable to trans ureteroscopic removal by laser lithotripsy or stone basket extraction if small enough. Alternatives are shockwave lithotripsty (eswl) or percutaneous nephro-lithotripsy (pcnl). Latter involves placing a tube through abdominal wall followed by a kidney-scope for stone breakup and extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: If the true source of your symptoms is the gallbladder, surgery is probably inevitable. You could try to avoid fatty and greasy foods to reduce your symptoms, but at your age, sooner or later, it will probably get worse regardless, especially if you become pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?
Urologist: If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does himalaya cystone help to remove kidney stones? I have lower pole 7.5mm kidney stone. Could it be possible to pass?
How likely do kidney stones return if you've had them once? Also can Metamucil contribute to developing kidney stones? Thank you
Stones: The risk of a 2nd stone in 7 years is 50%, stone analysis is single best test, a 24 hour urine test along with blood work helps define reason for stone formation, then there are simple things, if no medical issues, drink 2L of water in 24hr, decrease salt in diet, (sodium), and see a kidney doc. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine analysis: Most people who have passed on stone will pass another stone in their lifetime. If the stones are of a certain type (calcium oxalate), certain changes in behavior or medicines can be helpful. In all cases, the focus should be producing large amounts of dilute urine by drinking water (at least two liters). This makes it less likely for small stones (gravel) to form into bigger stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention : Preventing stones is the obvious answer. But if you have a stone it should be treated if it is unable to pass. If you have had previous stones and know your stone- type such as uric acid, this can be treated medically and may be dissolvable. Most calcium based stones however are not dissolvable and must be removed or passed. A urologist can guide you with these decisions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
To see stone easier: It's a good practice to minimize bowel content and eliminate fecal material inside large bowel so the targeted stones could be easier to be seen under fluoroscopy, esp for a marginal sized small stone. More? Ask you treating doctor for individual specifics so to make your care more effective. ...Read more
Low salt &drink lots: Plenty of water, around 10 glasses/day. Minimize salt intake, i.e. No added & avoid canned or package soups or pastas (home made ok), fast foods, potato chips, fast foods, hot dogs etc. Avoid xs meat consumption. Avoid oxalate cotaining foods such as rhubarb, spinach, wheat germ for calium oxalate stones, as well as reduce protein intake. Avoid dehydration. ...Read more
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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