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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Dear sir, My problem is am having side effect ,I went to hospital they told me is an kidney stones,but still I could fine any solutions?

Dear sir,
              My problem is am having side effect ,I went to hospital they told me is an kidney stones,but still I could fine any solutions?

Kidney stones: Side effect from what? Or do you mean pain in side? Sorry but I don't speak Portuguese, much less Bantu & Khoisan so I applaud you on your English. Given how small most stones are, it's amazing how much pain they cause. Drink lots & lots of water to flush out stones. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/definition/con-20024829 for other options. ...Read more

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28yr old husband was on flomax (tamsulosin) for a kidney stone 3 weeks ago. Now he can't last very long in the bedroom. Normal side effect and will it go away soon?

28yr old husband was on flomax (tamsulosin) for a kidney stone 3 weeks ago. Now he can't last very long in the bedroom. Normal side effect and will it go away soon?

Drug effect unlikely: Use of Flomax (tamsulosin) may enhance kidney stone passage. Flomax (tamsulosin) should not be affecting ejaculation after 48 hours from the last dose. Flomax (tamsulosin) has the potential side effect of delaying ejaculation. If your husband had that experience and was unaware of the side effect, it may have created anxiety which can be affect ejaculation, particularly premature ejaculation. Communication and education may help. ...Read more

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Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Probably not: There are many active ingredients in engery drinks, but taurine, glucuronolactone, and caffeine are the main ones. None of these in a usual energy drink are going to be harmful if taken in moderation (not more than 2 per day). However, taurine can accumulate, although it is not an Amino Acid and therefore does not technical result in stone formation! ...Read more

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How many times a day I should whey protein ? Is it going to harm my kidney? Any kidney stones side effect? Or this is just a lie ?

How many times a day I should whey protein ? Is it going to harm my kidney? Any kidney stones side effect? Or this is just a lie ?

See below: If you are eating a mixed diet you do not the supplement. 0.5 to 1.0 gm of protein/kg of body weight/day is sufficient. If you are concerned about kidney stones drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.

Does  Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)  has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.

Yes: Oh supplement should be considered like medications with effects and side effects that can be serious or rarely fatal. ...Read more

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Backache side ache nauseau headache fever chills urine test found blood pus and protein and sent me home with pain meds hist. Of kidney stones?

Backache side ache nauseau headache fever chills urine test found blood pus and protein and sent me home with pain meds hist. Of kidney stones?

UTI: You have a UTI or urinary tract infection. Your symptoms reflect more of a kidney infection rather than kidney stones. Call your doctor back to send your urine for a culture and have you started on antibiotics. If you feel weak and unable to drink, it might be a better option to have you stay in the hospital and receive your fluids and antibiotics by iv. ...Read more

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What is worse, a kidney stone or a cluster headache?

What is worse, a kidney stone or a cluster headache?

Both are terrible: I would not wish either on anyone. I have had kidney ureteral stones and cannot think of worse pain. I have treated patients with cluster headaches who say the same thing. ...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


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