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How Big Is A 4 Millimeter Kidney Stone
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
Small kidney stone: This is a small stone. To help it pass on its own, drink 4 liters of fluid per day. As much as possible, use lemonade or lemon extract added to water. The citrate in the lemon will help dissolve the stone. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids to 4 liters minimum per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How are carbonate apatite kidney stones treated? And is a metabollic evaluation suggested? I have 6 stones largest is 4 mm
Yes,...: Yes and i assumed you meant a 6-mm stone inside ureter, not uterus. The success of eswl heavily relies on natural urine flow to flush the disintegrated sands / fragments through the urinary tract. But, nowadays, more and more ureteral stones are successfully managed with trans-ureteroscopic laser procedures through urethra, bladder to ureter. For individual detail, ask doc timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agua!: Drink lots of water. Avoid beer and excessive strawberries and spinach. Water is your friend. ...Read more
I have a submandblr salivary gland stone - 5.5 mm. Can the stone of this size be removed? How long can I escape surgery as size is unchanged for 3 yrs
Lithotripsy: extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is generally the recommended treatment for stones of this size located in the kidney. this is an outpatient treatment when you lay on the table and the machine breaks the stone up my sending shockwaves through your skin and your body. on the shockwaves at the stone the stone fragments and to multiple tiny pieces. These pieces and then passed out in your urine ...Read more
2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney what is the best way to remove? Taking flowmas is no problem?
Here are some ...: Clinically, a non-moving 2-mm stone would not usually cause symptom & if it is detached and dropped to move through ureter, it would most likely pass by itself although you may experience some pain, but much better than taking surgery-related risks to undergo procedures. So, leave it alone. Yet, Flomax (tamsulosin) would not help a 2-mm calyceal stone to move and pass although it may help stone in lower ureter ...Read more
I have a pain in my kidney because of ureter stone which is 4 mm how can I fall this stone easily without pain?
Ureterolithiasis: Kidney and ureter stones can be extremely uncomfortable. The best way to start is to ensure you are drinking adequate amounts of water which will help you pass the stone. There is some evidence that calcium channel or alpha blocking medications will help you pass the stone. Treat your discomfort with pain medication and see a doctor for continued symptoms. ...Read more
I have a 4 CM stag horn stone in right kidney. Is there any choice of treatment other than surgery.
Generally: Not given the type & sizeGet a more detailed answer ›
How is it determined if a3 mm echogenic focus without posterior shadowing in mid-portion is a kidney stone?
May not be stone: You likely have had a renal ultrasound. A kidney stone usually does create shadowing because it does not allow transmission of sound waves. A "twinkle" artifact is also associated with a stone. Other structures can be echogenic, including calcium deposits in blood vessels, fat in the renal sinus, and fat containing benign masses. CT scan without contrast is most sensitive to detect stones. ...Read more
Hard to say: It's hard to answer how dangerous it would be. Large kidney stones are more difficult to remove than small ones. Depending on its size, location & the status of the kidney, there can be different treatment options & the stone may be completely treated. ...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