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Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

No: But having a stone like that can. Would they consider lithotripsy (using sound waves to break up stone into smaller pieces that you can pass without surgery?) Might want to discuss with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R

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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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I seem to be prone to developing kidney stones. What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?

I seem to be prone to developing kidney stones. What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?

Need stone analysis: + 24hr urinalysis to find out stone composition ; amount of various substances in your urine. Such as calcium, citrate, uric acid etc, uologist or nephrologist will know. In mean time, always drink lots of water 8 - 10 glasses/day, especially during summer. Most important thing to avoid or reduce is salt in your diet. Ur on hydrochlorthiazide, best med to reduce calcium in urine. Reduce red meat.

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I heard somewhere that use of tomotoes in our daily food causes kidney stone. Is it true?

I heard somewhere that use of tomotoes in our daily food causes kidney stone. Is it true?

Yup: Tomato seeds attract artheritis antigen, also one time tomatoes were banned in parties saying kidney stone I think acidity has some thing to do with it.

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What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair?

What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair?

Stone: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are known to increase oxalate in the urine and promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Kidney infection is not promoted by food.

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Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Kidney Stones: • Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea. • If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys. • Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones. • High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones

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Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Stone: Is remotely possible that Tums (calcium carbonate) would promote kidney stone, but it is likely there are other reasons, such as dehydration, oxalate excess, citrate deficiency, or a genetic problem. Requires evaluation.

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Do eating a lot of peanuts cause kidney stones?

Do eating a lot of peanuts cause kidney stones?

Maybe: These are one of a great many popular foods that contain a lot of oxalate which is a component of many kidney stones. I've looked at the evidence and I think that warning people about oxalate in the diet is mostly protecting onesself from liability. Drinking plenty of water would probably go a lot farther to preventing kidney stones than radically restricting your diet / making a fetish.

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How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?

How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?

Water: Different stones have different contents and require individual strategies for prevention. However, one thing common to causation of all stones is concentrated urine. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is always watery, colorless and odorless.

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What are the cause of kidney stone and how can it be treated?

What are the cause of kidney stone and how can it be treated?

Dietary minerals: The minerals in your diet can form crystals ANS clump together instead of passing through your system. There are many possible causes, but being well hydrated help avoid it for some. Avoiding too much meat protein, soft drinks, salt and getting as much vit c from citrus juice as possible can help. A prescription for Allopurinol can prevent recurrences. Most are calcium but they can vary. Best!

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Could having multiple kidney stones cause death?

Could having multiple kidney stones cause death?

It's possible: Having multiple kidney stones can cause blockage of the urine drainage, infection and even kidney failure. So, in theory, yes, you could die from multiple kidney stones but this would be unusual.

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Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Yes: Kidney stones induce pain by causing obstruction. Even if the stone is small and but still in the kidney, it can still obstruct the flow of urine out the kidney and cause significant flank pain. The pain can also be intermittent as the stone moves around and shifts within the kidney.

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I keep having kidney stones what is the cause and what can I do to have less thanks?

I keep having kidney stones what is the cause and what can I do to have less thanks?

Diet and fluid: Calcium oxalate is most common in adults; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from doc.

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Can tea cause kidney stones?

Can tea cause kidney stones?

No it doesn't: Water in it good for stone prevention.

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Can ephedra cause kidney stones?

Can ephedra cause kidney stones?

Yes it can: Ephedra can cause kidney stones. So you should not take it if you have had 2 episodes.

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Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

No it does not: Tea is usually all water which is good to prevent & doesn't cause kidney stones.

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Can cinnamon cause kidney stones?

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Maybe: The oxalate in cinammon could precipitate out into the classic calcium oxalate crystals that make up one type of kidney stone.

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Does kidney stones cause swelling?

Does kidney stones cause swelling?

Not sure: What you mean. Can you be more specific. Swelling of what? They can cause swelling of the kidney but not swelling of legs for example.

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Can pycnogenol cause kidney stones?

Can pycnogenol cause kidney stones?

No data on internet: No definite evidence this supplement is related to kidney stones at recommended dose of 120 to 450 mg for 6 months via a quick internet search. However, please discuss the use of any over the counter drug or supplement with your doctor because of possible interactions with other medicines and or supplements.

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Can baking soda cause kidney stones?

Yes: If you eat enough baking soda so that your urine becomes too alkaline (i.e., high urine ph), you increase the risk of calcium phosphate kidney stones (although you decrease the risk of uric acid kidney stones).

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