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What's to be done to prevent recurrent kidney stones (calcium oxalate)?

What's to be done to prevent recurrent kidney stones (calcium oxalate)?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Steigner
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Bladder Stones (Definition)

Mineral concretions (stones) that form in the urine (urolithiasis). Can originate in the kidneys and travel to the bladder, where they enlarge. Can cause painful urination or obstruct ...Read more


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F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?

F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?

Gallbladder: The stone removed from the bile duct came from your gallbladder. If you don't get your gallbladder removed you will be at risk of having the same problem again. ...Read more

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13mm gall bladder stone.No pain ..55yrs. How to deal ?

13mm gall bladder stone.No pain ..55yrs. How to deal
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Wait and see.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free; in this situation , doing nothing is safest. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stone how to remove without any serjery?

Gall bladder stone how to remove without any serjery?

Not effective: If you have a single stone, then lithotripsy can be done, but stones usually reform. Taking chenodeoxycholic acid can dissolve small stones, but over a long period of time can be toxic to the liver. The best treatment for symptomatic gall stones is removal of the gall bladder. ...Read more

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Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal  stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Oxalate stones: Are often the result of crohn's disease related to the lack of absorption of bile salts in the diseased ileum. You shouldn't have hydronephrosis if there is no obstruction but certainly they can cause lots of pain and hematuria. Hope you are improving. ...Read more

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Age63, f, remove 1 stone from bile duct during ercp.What r the possible reasons 2 remove gallbladder?Can this be avoided?

Age63, f, remove 1 stone from bile duct during ercp.What r the possible reasons 2 remove gallbladder?Can this be avoided?

Gallbladder: The stone removed from the bile duct came from your gallbladder. If you don't get your gallbladder removed you will be at risk of having the same problem again. ...Read more

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Do oxalates provoque calcified stones in the gallbladder?

Do oxalates provoque calcified stones in the gallbladder?

No: Oxalate is typically found in kidney stones, not gallbladder stones. Gallstones are mainly composed of cholesterol and some pigments. If you have calcified gallstones, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Calcified gallstones are a risk factor for cancer of the gallbladder, which is a very bad cancer to have ...Read more

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How to remove sludge from urinary bladder?

How to remove sludge from urinary bladder?

Urinate: Any sludge present will come out when you empty your bladder. Suggest you see a urologist if unable to empty bladder. ...Read more

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How to remove gall stone 13mm without operation?

How to remove gall stone 13mm without operation?

Gallstone removal: No gallstone removal without surgery. A single large stone is less likely to travel down the small duct that empties your gallbladder. Travelling stones can be dangerous to your health. If you have symptoms of gallbladder irritation, pain, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting then a surgery consult is in order. Gallbladder removal with laprascopic cholecystectomy is safe, effective and durable. ...Read more

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Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?

Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?

Here are some ...: More than 100 reasons can be listed for microhematuria, i.e., >3 RBCs / HPF, and the odd from urinary malignancy is low at around 3 % in thorough work-up with imaging studies and cystoscopy, etc. Although Doc could not specifically give definite DX for all occasions, a proper attention to ?UTI, ?obstruction, ?stones, ?tumors, and ?kidney inflammation of a wide range of causes should well cover... ...Read more

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What is a gall bladder operation to remove gall stones like?

What is a gall bladder operation to remove gall stones like?

Laparoscopic: Usually an outpatient laparoscopic surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder through 1-4 small incisions, usually less than an hour surgery, usually not too much pain after surgery, eat light foods the first few days after surgery. ...Read more

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What are the general treatments to remove gall stones or kidney stones? Thanks.

What are the general treatments to remove gall stones or kidney stones? Thanks.

Different: Gallstones are usually addressed by surgical removal of the gallbladder. Kidney stones usually pass on their own, particularly if temporarily put on an Alpha blocker to dilate the ureter. If not, lithotripsy can shatter it so it can pass, or a cystoscopic procedure can extract them. ...Read more

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Is lithotripsy effective to pulverize small stone of 3 mm in kidney?

Is lithotripsy effective to pulverize small stone of 3 mm in kidney?

Yes: As long as the stone can be seen well enough to be targeted. This is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

No: Obstructing gall stones can cause brownish urine due to excess bile but not an infection in the urine. ...Read more

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Is bladder stone curable?

Is bladder stone curable?

Very curable: Most bladder stones can be broken up into little pieces or dust by endoscopic laser or lithoclast lithotripsy (breaking up stone by laser or "jackhammer" type instrument passed via cystoscope). Broken pieces or "dust" can be irrigated, juctioned out or remaining small pieces grasped. Very large stones (> than an egg) are sometimes best removed by open surgery. Patient cured then prevent new ones. ...Read more

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Is there any non-surgical way to dislodge a kidney stone stuck in urreter?

Is there any non-surgical way to dislodge a kidney stone stuck in urreter?

Renal stone removal: 58 F from AZ. Asks are there non surgical ways to remove renal stones. ANS: yes several. 1. A tincture of time. 2. Increase urine flow with meds to blast it out. 3. Lithotripsy. But the best way is to take to your team they know u best. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stones, no pain. What are the options?

Wait and See: As many as 75% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms. Therefore, if you are incidently found to have stones and are symptom-free, it is best to do nothing. ...Read more

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