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Is it okay to drink juice instead of water before kidney ultrasound?

Is it okay to drink juice instead of water before kidney ultrasound?

Ultrasound and fluid: The goal for a kidney ultrasoun is to have the bladder full and then do a post voiding image. Does not matter what fluid you use. Would avoid caffeine or alcohol because of the diuretic effect since you may be holding your urine until the appropriate time of the test. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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How to get rid kidney stones 5mm? Im drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with purified water.

How to get rid kidney stones 5mm? Im drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with purified water.

Here are some ...: a 5-mm kidney stone usually causes no discomfort as long as not detached from kidney to drop down to cause ureteral obstruction on its ways through ureter to bladder. On average, some 75-85% of a 4-mm stone will spontaneously pass to bladder in 2 weeks. And 95% of kidney stones could not be dissolved; if dissolvable, still take a tremendous personal and professional dedication to alkalize urine... ...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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Daily how much water drink to avoid kidney stones and constipation?

Daily how much water drink to avoid kidney stones and constipation?

1-2 Liters of water: 8-10 glasses of filtered water daily. May add coconut water 4-5/week. Plenty of fresh vegetables & greens should help constipation. ...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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What is causing kidney stones? They're pure Calcium Oxylate,but I rarely drink milk, eat ice cream,yogurt,cheese & drink 8-10 lg bottles of H2O daily.

What is causing kidney stones? They're pure Calcium Oxylate,but I rarely drink milk, eat ice cream,yogurt,cheese & drink 8-10 lg bottles of H2O daily.

Oxalate is the key: Oxalate is the nidus that allows calcium to form on it. Oxalate often increases specifically if you don't have ENOUGH calcium in your diet. Work on a low oxalate diet but more importantly - Go to A4M.com and use the member locator button to find an anti-aging doc in your area to evaluate you metabolically and get this fixed or you'll become a "stone factory" and suffer over a lifetime. Get healthy ...Read more

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Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Not sure: I haven't come across any study that shows prevention of kidney stones with above. If you are having recurrent stones, will need to make sure that your serum calcium level is not high. Certain dietary changes can reduce kidney stones formation, including drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day at least, avoid sugary drinks and weight gain. Talk to your doctor regarding medication for kidney stones. ...Read more

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Will drinking water improve my kidneys?

Will drinking water improve my kidneys?

Not necessary, but..: Water drinking has been a longstanding controversy. For the details of its related issues, welcome to peruse the article in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. More? Welcome to contact me at www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Have pain in kidneys more after drink water. Trace of blood in urine. Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine. Drink lots of water?

Have pain in kidneys more after drink water.   Trace of blood in urine.   Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine.  Drink lots of water?

? hydronephrosis: Pain with fluid load suggests possible hydronephrosis (swelling of kidney" doe to partail obstruction at the ureterovesical juction (junction beteen kidney & urine tube leading to the bladder. Can also explain trace of blood. Best diagnosed by kidney ultrasound after a liberal fluid intake. Please take care of your protein intake tofu and grain in vegan, also eggs & cheese if not vegan. ...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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Is pure coconut water okay to drink with intercystial cystitis?

Is pure coconut water okay to drink with intercystial cystitis?

Should be: Coconut water is rather bland ; thus should be ok. Not ok if it provokes your ic symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Might consuming tons of water and cranberry juice help pass a urine test?

Might consuming tons of water and cranberry juice help pass a urine test?

No it will not: No it will not and lab will know that you have diluted the urine internally checking urine creatinine level and if it is abnormally low they will no. ...Read more

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Drinking cranberry juice and water will get rid of uti?

Drinking cranberry juice and water will get rid of uti?

Water & antibiotics: Cranberry juice can sometimes help with prevention - not with treatment. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. ...Read more

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Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Possible: Dark urine may be from dehydration as well as blood in the urine or from diet beets redden the urine and b vitamins can make the urine strongly yellow. ...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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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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Will drinking 2 quarts of water cause water intoxication?

Will drinking 2 quarts of water cause water intoxication?

No it will not: As long as your kidneys are functioning normally, it is not going to cause water intoxication in adults. ...Read more

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Is drinking apple juice good for kidney?

Is drinking apple juice good for kidney?

Apple juice?: Apple juice (a) does nothing to cure a patient of any kidney disease. A has a much lower content of potassium (p) than most other fruits juices. Patients with serious kidney disease need to monitor their k intake, and a helps them do that. Here is a link that details the potassium content of common foods: http://westernhealth.Nl.Ca/uploads/healthyeating/potassium_content_of_selected_fruits.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Noni juice: 33 F asks Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones? ANS: most likely. But unless you need to spend money on juices that don't seem to help much I would avoid Noni juice. Wait till there are good studies from the Noni juice team showing it is safe. ...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


Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more