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What to do if I had kidney stones blasted, but the powder and small stones continue to be stuck in the kidney why?

What to do if I had kidney stones blasted, but the powder and small stones continue to be stuck in the kidney why?

Fragments too big?: In order to be passed thru the urinary system the stones have to be small. Could be that the fragments are too large to pass. Drinking ALOT of water in an effort to build up the pressure leaving your kidney. This increased pressure may help the fragments to pass ...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


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What is the procedure kub for blasting a kidney stone?

What is the procedure kub for blasting a kidney stone?

Do you mean: Lithotripsy? If so, it uses high energy sound waves to break up kidney stones into smaller pieces that the patient can then pass in their urine. ...Read more

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Have 11mm kidney stone in left kidney. No pain. Getting it blasted in 2 weeks. Anything I should avoid to prevent it from moving before then??

Have 11mm kidney stone in left kidney. No pain. Getting it blasted in 2 weeks. Anything I should avoid to prevent it from moving before then??

Here are some. ..: Kidney stone is usually quiet and causes no pain if staying inside the calyx; if rolling around inside the funnel part of kidney (called renal pelvis), such stone may cause intermittent obstruction like a ball valve. In reality, minimizing vigorous physical activities like jumping to shake off from its attach to calyceal papilla or jerking out of calyx may help; otherwise, there is no magic to... ...Read more

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Can someone be too overweight to perform a procedure? I have a kidney stone and wanted them to blast it, but one doctor told me I was too overweight..

Can someone be too overweight to perform a procedure? I have a kidney stone and wanted them to blast it, but one doctor told me I was too overweight..

Obesity: Yes. Of course. In this specific case blasting it means sound waves or 'shock waves'. If there is too much tissue then this would not work. ...Read more

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I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

Get an X-rays: If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out. ...Read more

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My doc said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Are there other options?

My doc said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Are there other options?

Here are some. ..: Largely, there has been no known non-surgical means to get rid of stones in the urinary tracts except the uric-acid stone but still a length "ordeal" to cope to dissolve it. So, please direct the Qs on when and how to surgically get rid of stones - either in kidneys or ureters or bladder, to your urologist timely for individual details. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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What would cause a dull ache upper left side had a kidney stone blasted month ago and no other symptoms, no nausea peeing fine? Why 3 days now?

What would cause a dull ache upper left side had a kidney stone blasted month ago and no other symptoms, no nausea peeing fine? Why 3 days now?

Kidney stone: You may be passing a stone fragment from the eswl done a month ago. You can pass stone fragments for several months. See the urologist who performed the procedure, he may do x-rays. ...Read more

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My urologist noted my kidney stones look dense b/c they show as bright on the kub. What does this mean? I'm scheduled for eswl soon. Can it blast them

My urologist noted my kidney stones look dense b/c they show as bright on the kub. What does this mean? I'm scheduled for eswl soon. Can it blast them

Stone is made of cal: Stones are made of a variety of chemical compounds. Most have calcium within them which makes them bright on an x-ray. The more calcium or the larger they are, the brighter they appear. Assuming the stone is large enough for the doctor to localize, yes it can be blasted. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Is it true?

What do you suggest if my doctor said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Is it true?

Uric acid: Hello, the only type of kidney stone that can be dissolved with prescription medication is uric acid stone. 4 out of 5 stones are calcium and not dissolvable. They can only pass spontaneously or removed by minimally invasive surgery or "blasted"as you say by lithotripsy.The option will depend on size, location & other factors. Listen to your doctor's advice. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stone?

What causes kidney stone?

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 a kidney stone?

What causes a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues. Follow up with pmd {private medical doctor} for full work. ...Read more

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How is kidney stone treated?

How is kidney stone treated?

Small pass, big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously. If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up. ...Read more

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L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

Most likely: You will pass it some times with lots of pains, drink plenty of water, if it get stuck then your rotor will help you. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones hurt?

Do kidney stones hurt?

Yes: Kidney stones typically cause pain when they cause obstruction. This is when the stone sits somewhere in the ureter and cause the kidney to dilate. Stones that sits within the kidney and not causing the kidney to dilate may cause renal colic as well. Instead of causing the whole kidney to obstruct, it causes a small part of the kidney to obstruct (infundibulum–caliceal level) and can cause pain. ...Read more

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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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How to treat kidney stone?

How to treat kidney stone?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/definition/con-20024829 ...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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Can kidney stones be soft?

Some are: Infection or struvite kidney stones are relatively soft ; composed of magnesium ammonium phosphate when compared to calcium or uric acid stones.. ...Read more

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How do I pass kidney stones?

How do I pass kidney stones?

Time: If the stone is a passable size (5 millimeters or less), given time, the ureter which it is passing through will contract to pass the stone through into the bladder. You should maintain adequate hydration and be aware that most stones pass in the first 48 hours if they are going to pass on their own. ...Read more

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Tell me about kidney stones?

The physicians: Here are quite knowledgeable. Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be treated?

Can kidney stones be treated?

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 detect kidney stones?

How to detect kidney stones?

X-rays: With either a sonogram, x-ray (kub) or ct of the abdomen without any contrast. The best method is a ct as it can give exact location and weather it is obstructing the kidney. By measuring hounsfield units, we can predict its composition. Sonograms are great and avoid radiation but it depends on expertise of sonographer. Kub is helpful to differentiate uric acid stones. Ivps were used in past. ...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


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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