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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 have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

Kidney stones: GAckerman ~ so you certainly have "lithogenic urine" and are at risk. GO see your Urologist so he can have a dietician talk to you about lowering Calcium and PO4 in diet. You must hydrate all the time and get checked for hyperparathyroidism. Get uric acid and oxalates checked as well. thx ...Read more

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What is kidney stones ?

What is kidney stones ?

Stones: The most common type of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Stones form in the urinary system for a number of different reasons. Once the stone is formed they can travel from from the kidney and clog up the urinary system. Pain is caused by blockages in the urinary system. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic tendencies to absorb too much calcium, and more. Your physician will check you for gout, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

Multiple issues: Heredity, male sex, low water intake, increased solutes in urine, obesity etc. Check out the site given below for more info. http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-mads00282/kidney-stones?q=kidney+stones+causes&qpvt=kidney+stones+causes#causes. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

No well known cause.: Kidney stones are hard crystals made of minerals and acidic salt. If prone to have kidney stones, change your life style and dietary habits. Consume enough water for body hydration, limit products that contain oxalate such as, chocolate, black tea, soy cheese, sesame seeds, wheat bran, figs,and blueberry etc. Increase magnesium citrate like brown rice, bananas and avocados etc. Exercise regularly ...Read more

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How to detect kidney stones ?

How to detect kidney stones ?

Detect kidney stone: Best test is ultrasound. CT scan also can see stones that are small and that might be obscured by ultrasound echos; ultrasound is considered best screening test. ...Read more

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Which are signs of kidney stones?

Which are signs of kidney stones?

Renal colic.: Merely having a kidney stone in you will not give you any symptoms. But, if a stone tries to pass and gets stuck, you will get tremendous pain (one of the worst pains known to humankind, actually) and with that pain you will probably vomit and break out in sweats and could even pass out. This is called renal colic. ...Read more

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What are causes of kidney stones?

What are causes of  kidney stones?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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I want consultion for kidney stones?

I want  consultion for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: A urologist is your best bet. Ask your primary care doc. For referral. ...Read more

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What are the effects of kidney stones?

Pain: Kidney stones may not cause any symptoms, however if they move they generally cause very severe pain in the flank (side) that can radiate to the groin. They also can cause blood in the urine. The pain may move as the stone moves along the urinary tract, and may come and go as the stone moves around and becomes dislodged and re-stuck as it moves along the urinary tract. ...Read more

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What are signs of kidney stones on sons?

What are signs of kidney stones on sons?

Likely white areas.: The sonogram/ultrasound is used to see stones that an x ray cannot pick up. They are seen as white/opaque area(s) and may be accompanied by strands/beams of signal around them like those seen with gallstones from the signal passing by/around them. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned having kidney stones?

Should i be concerned having kidney stones?

Yes you should: Need to consult with a urologist who will advise about chances of spontaneous passage of stones or whether stone/s can or need 2b removed by one of many means available from extra-corporal shock-wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopic laser treatment or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. Also discuss finding ; treating possible metabolic causes of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Could scolilitis be mistaken for kidney stones?

Could scolilitis be mistaken for kidney stones?

Here are someā€¦: What is "scolilitis"? If could not find in Dictionary or Encyclopedia. Would you please explain it further or spell it correctly? So my colleagues and I may serve better to the point. ...Read more

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What lowers the chances of making kidney stones?

What lowers the chances of making kidney stones?

Proper diet: If you know the type of stone you can then determine what to do. Is it a cal oxilate, uric acid or cholesterl stone? ...Read more

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How to treat kidney stones?

How to treat kidney stones?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How to treat kidney stones?

How to treat kidney stones?

Fluids, pain relief: Kidney stones classically cause sudden severe lower back pain, which radiates to the groin, may be associated with nausea. Commonly blood in the urine. May be precipitated by dehydration, so drink plenty. Pain may be eased with NSAID medication such as Diclofenac, or Ibuprofen. If persisting pain, fever, or known impairment of kidney function recommend Dr review same day! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Kidney stones found on catscan?

Depends: If you're having pain, may need to see urologist. Also should get your blood chemistry checked if hasn't been done. Kidney stones can cause kidney damage if obstruct enough. Can also predispose to kidney infection due to poor drainage. Main thing is to include them on your medical history and discuss with pcp, as can be related to other conditions. Managed by urologist if problematic. ...Read more

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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