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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?

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

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How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... ...Read more

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How big is a 4mm kidney stone?

about: It is a little larger than 1/8 of an inch. ...Read more

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How do I treat a kidney stone?

How do I treat a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: Considering the following - size, shape, density, and site of stones inside kidney; detailed anatomical structure of kidney; prior Hx of how to manage stones; technology & equipment availability of facility; professional proficiency, etc, can help decide how to treat individual stone properly, but all Rx still come along with a price - possible inherent side effects. So, ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more

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Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location. Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chance of pasing spontaneously. Medication might help. Otherwise, lithotripsy might be necessary. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

See a urologist: Stone is too big to pass sponaneousy & too large for shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). Urologic stone expert will likely advise percutaneos nephro-lithopaxyy (pcnl). This involves temporary placement of a percutaneous neprostomy tube, through which a nephroscope is passed & stone is proken up by laser or tithoclst. Performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Open surgery should be avoided. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone get treated?

How does a kidney stone get treated?

It Depends: The treatment of kidneys stones ts based on a number of factors including overall stone burden - size and number of stones, as well as location of stones, type of stone, and the individual anatomy. Treatment options include shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, and percutanesous nephrolithotomy. Your urologist will determine the best approach for you. ...Read more

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What to do about a 5mm kidney stone?

What to do about a 5mm kidney stone?

Depends: If it is not bothering you, you leave it alone. You will likely pass it. If it is causing pain, infection or obstruction, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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How does kidney stone affect pooing?

How does kidney stone affect pooing?

Kidney stones: Kidney stones do not usually effect bowel movements however, not drinking enough water is a major cause for both stones and constipation. Also with kidney stones, any strain or pressure in the abdomen (like having a bowel movement) can cause pain. So drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more

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Are kidney stone issues age related ?

Are kidney stone issues age related ?

Not at all: as I have seen kidney stones in just about all age groups. Getting younger. In the younger ages believed to be related to high I tack of certain foods with salt and lack of fluid intake. Older age patients depends on what kind of stone. But in all age groups ...Read more

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Kidney stone in lower pole of 10.5 mm?

Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try and find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...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