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Home Remedy Staghorn Kidney Stones
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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4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?
Here are some. ..: Less than some 3% of urinary stones - usually uric acid - could be dissolved. And a 4-mm stone has a chance of some 75-85% to travel through ureter to the bladder in some 2 weeks, but not always the case. Besides, there has been no known herbs or "magic" pills for dissolving a stone except intensely alkalizing urine may dissolve uric acid stone. So, taking it out with laser is a good choice. Ask. ...Read more
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
Here are some...: The degree of suffering from stone removal highly varies depending on surgeon's skill, size of stones, and complexity of the procedures. So, it is hard to state which one is least painful. For the individual details, ask your urologist. ...Read more
Can one masturbate while having kidney stone? I have not done it from last 5 days. I am losing my control now. Medicines and treatment for stone is on
Masturbation & Ill: Yes, of course. If you are feeling up to it and not having intolerable pain there is no reason to worry or be concerned about masturbating when you are treating a kidney stone. ...Read more
I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that I had 2 months ago that I assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?
Here are some. ..: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder, up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. Timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more
What is the permanent solution or treatment for kidney stone without giving up a person's favorite food?
I have a kidney stone in each kidney of 5.5mm and 8mm. Is best advice to leave them or remove them? If so, which treatment has best outcome?
It depends on the type of stone, location of the stone, and your symptoms. It would be prudent to consult a urologist for an in-person evaluation.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the type of stones, but drinking lots of water is always the first step. ...Read more
Not really: Unfortunately, if it was helpful, you would have to essentially subsist on the supplement, to keep your urine ph alkaline...Which is far more likely to create other health problems over the long run than prevent some kinds of kidney stones. Only effective method for prevention is maintaining good hydration. Not going overboard on soda (pop) might help also. ...Read more
Very, very rarely.: In patients with renal failure caused by some large kidney stone a transplant may be performed. During my fellowship, I saw a patient who had a large staghorn calculus (stone) in his solitary kidney that eventually led to renal failure. He eventually received a transplant. ...Read more
Ask your doc. . .: Seriously, you need to ask your treating physician about what you want to take. Better yet, tell him/her everything you take, both prescription AND over-the-counter medications PLUS dietary supplements. Of note, Nutrilite is a brand, not a specific product, so it's impossible to give you more precise info. Worse, there's no product/ingredient list on their website, so no one can tell much about it ...Read more
My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?
In a child, your doctor would direct you according to history, physical exam and imaging studies to detect the site of the stone in the urinary tract and whether there are any complications, e.g. Blockage of urine flow, check this link for more information
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics? Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9 ...Read more
Yes, just like...: The likelihood of a kidney after successful pyeloplasty for upj obstruction is similar to that of "normal" kidney. So, no reason to exert unnecessary worry upon self. Best wish... ...Read more
My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. What is the treatment for this. Any medicine to break down the stone? Can it pass naturally
My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. Is it big? . any medicine to break down the stone? Can it pass naturally. What is the treatment
7mm stone: It is unusual for a 5 year old to have kidney stones. If the stone is positioned in a safe place, where it is not causing pain or blockage watching it may be the best option. A 7 mm stone would be impossible to pass. He should be seen by a Pediatric nephrologist and urologist. All the best. ...Read more
I had a kidney stone & recv shockwave treatment 2x, it reformed 1yr later, I have 5stones, 1-6mm & 4-1mm should I do laser treatment and stent?
Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?
My husband had his first kidney stone in 2009 and had a ct scan done that told him he had numerous smaller stones but after treatment with medication?
Here are some. ..: Your Hubby's recurrent multiple urinary stones deserve a complete stone work-up with 24-hr study, electrolyte + Ca++, Ph +++, urine pH, etc. So to deduce possible underlying causes such as renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism, medullary sponge kidneys, etc. But, maintain daily U/O > 2500 cc & decrease oral intake of salt, red meat, & dairy...by 50%. So, seek pro-evaluation & counseling... ...Read more
My brother's heart stopped after 80% kidney stone surgery as per doctors and now treatment on that is going on. Can u please explain why that happened?
Anesthesia, probably: I am not clear on what a "80% kidney stone" means, but usually, cardiac arrest during a procedure is related to anesthesia or medications given around the time of sedation. It is more likely if you have heart problems to begin with (heart disease, heart failure, etc.) But, sometimes, bad luck happens even in the hospital, so it could have been timing. Best wishes, hope all goes OK the 2nd time. ...Read more
Left ovarian cyst hi, 4 weeks back I had pain on my left side. Initially, the doctors treated it as a kidney pain as I had a kidney stone (3mm) in my left kidney in june 2011. The doctors did the kidney treatment. I wasn't satisfied and decided to go for
I: I can definitely understand your concern. That is a long time to have pain, and it sounds like it has been a complicated situation. Initially you had the kidney stone that sounds like it was successfully treated, and you then had a negative ct scan. Now it is found that you have an ovarian cyst that is 3.5 cm. Ovarian cysts are painful. They can pop and rupture, leaking fluid into the peritoneal (abdomino-pelvic)space, which usually resolves on its own though it is quite painful. Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Please see a gynecologist in follow up to be sure that this is resolving. Some women need to be treated with medications such as hormonal treatments to resolve cysts (such as oral contraceptive tablets). If you have sudden increase in pain, fever, vomiting, or new symptoms then you would have to be seen as an emergency, but otherwise please make an appointment with a licensed gynecologist. ...Read more
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