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What type of treatment for kidney stone?

What type  of  treatment for  kidney stone?

Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. ...Read more

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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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Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Sometimes: If the stone is in the kidney it may cause blood in the urine.If it passes into the ureter (tube that connects the kidney to the bladder ,it can cause pain,often severe,any where from the flank to the groin. ...Read more

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What the management of multiple renal stone?

What the management of multiple renal  stone?

See a urologist.: The management of multiple kidney stones depends on the size, position, and location of the stones. If they are small & unobstructing, they may be observed. If treatment is necessary, many techniques such as shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and removal are possible. Large stones may require pcnl or percutaneous removal. See a urologist for assessment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Complications of multiple kidney stones and stents?

Complications of multiple kidney stones and stents?

Many : There are many possible complications but the most common complications of kidney stones include: bleeding, infection, pain, urinary obstruction. Common stent complications include: pain, perforation, stricture, infection. ...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 kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

Is kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

Yes: There are many types of kidney stones. The chemical analysis of one's stone helps guide future treatment and prevention. ...Read more

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What is effective for treating kidney stones and gall stones?

What is effective for treating kidney stones and gall stones?

Here are some...: The cause and treatment for kidney stone and gallstone are entirely not the related. There are 3 ways of treating kidney stones including ESWL, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, & transureteroscopic laser lithotripsy, depending on the size of stone, renal anatomical structures, and the availability of professional proficiency and institutional facilities. For treating gallstones, laparoscopic... ...Read more

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Symptoms of an inflamed appendix vs. Symptoms for kidney stones?

Symptoms of an inflamed appendix vs. Symptoms for kidney stones?

Right sided abd pain: It can be difficult to differentiate, especially if the kidney stone is on the right side. Your doc will make the diagnosis by integrating all the information from your history, physical exam, lab results and imaging. ...Read more

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Shockwave lithotripsy for kidney stones - what kind of criteria does the patient have to meet?

Shockwave lithotripsy for kidney stones - what kind of criteria does the patient have to meet?

See answer: Most patients can undergo this procedure, which can often be done with IV sedation as opposed to general anesthesia. Patients must be off blood thinners (eg, aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa) and have no active infection. Success rates are best in stones less than 2 cm. Anatomic abnormalities (eg, ureteral stricture or horseshoe kidney) must be taken into account. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for numerous small kidney stones in both kidneys?

What is the treatment for numerous small kidney stones in both kidneys?

Also find cause: Metabolic causes of kidney stones need to be ruled out ; managed accordingly. Drink lots of water 8 - 10 glasses/day and minimize salt intake. Medication such as hydrochlorthiazide may be indicated if urinary calcium output is higher than normal (hypercalcuria), increase urinary citric acid if low, or Allopurinol if you have uric acid stones (often associated with diet). ...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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Symthons & treatment for kidney stones?

Symthons & treatment for kidney stones?

A lot of pain: The symptoms overlap a lot with urinary tract infection since the same area is inflamed. Frequency, and pain. The pain is mainly bladder with extension to the kidney with UTI, and in the kidney with extension to the bladder with stones. Blood in urine (mostly visible) w. stones. Fever/signs of infection with infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral

How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral

Catch it: strain your urine and catch the stone. Take the stone to a urologist for analysis. He will send it to a special lab and get the results in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of kidney infection in 1 kidney vs. In both kidneys?

What are some symptoms of kidney infection in 1 kidney vs. In both kidneys?

The same: Most likely you have both kidney infected because the sources of the infection is the blood? ...Read more

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Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney ? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?

Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney ? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?

Probably not: A non-obstructing stone may cause blood in the urine but should not be causing pain especially headache or thigh pain. Theoretically a large kidney stone that is not obstructing might cause some pain. Generally that would be back pain or flank pain rather than abdominal pain. I recommend you discuss with your physician the radiology report generated by the radiologist. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for kidney stones?

See answer : Other than observation with pain management to allow for spontaneous passage of small stones, the 3 standard treatments are extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eswl), ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcn). Choice of procedure depends on such factors as location of stone in the kidney or ureter, size, density, and number of stones, and pt preference. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney stones ?

What are symptoms of kidney stones ?

Stones in kidney : May exist with no symptoms, may produce flank ache or more pain below lower rib, may generate pain down the flank to groin, may irritate bladder and urethra. May produce visible blood in urine, may produce only microscopic blood. If infection coexists, then fever and more anterior flank pain. Occasionally najusea and vomiting. Stone movement is very painful. ...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