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Doctor insights on: Dying From Infected Kidney Stone

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What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...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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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be soft?

Yes: Kidney stones are usually hard, but some stones associated with infection are soft. The best way to know for sure what it is, is to take it to a lab or your doctor's office and have a "Stone Analysis" done. ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone form?

How does a kidney stone form?

Depends on the Type!: There are many types of stones & the cause of the stone depend on the type of stone. In women, struvite stones are caused by urinary tract infections.Calcium stones, the most common occur for a variety of reasons. Usually calcium combines with substances such as oxalate, found in foods such as spinach. Uric acid stones form in people with gout. Use a strainer to catch & determine the type to treat. ...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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