Top
30
Doctor insights on: How Do They Break Up Kidney Stones

Share
1

1
How can you break up kidney stones?

How can you break up kidney stones?

Depends on size: Kidney stones can be fragmented with shockwaves (focused sound waves) directed at the stone, broken up with a laser directed by a scope or crushed with a variety of other energy sources directed against the stone. One of these energy sources, called "stone breaker, " is like a co2 powered jack hammer. ...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


3

3
Can a ualogist break a 4mm kidney stone?

Can a ualogist break a 4mm kidney stone?

Lithotripsy.: Several factors related to the stone, including stone burden (size and number), composition, and location, affect the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). A stone that size should be treatable using lithotripsy (shock wave treatment). ...Read more

4

4
Any medicine to break the kidney stone of 8mm size?

Any medicine to break the kidney stone of 8mm size?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

5

5
Is it possible for a kidney stone that breaks up to clog more holes and make the situation even more dangerous?

Is it possible for a kidney stone that breaks up to clog more holes and make the situation even more dangerous?

Not necessarily.: If a kidney stone breaks up, the smaller fragments are usually more likely to pass. The biggest worry is not that "more holes are clogged", but that the outflow tube of the kidney, called the ureter is blocked, preventing urine to pass. The fragments of very large stones can block the ureter, a condition called 'steinstrasse' after shockwave lithotripsy, limiting its use in very large stones. ...Read more

6

6
Can you reduce the size of kidney stones before they break loose?

Can you reduce the size of kidney stones before they break loose?

No: The answer to stones is to know what sort it is. Commonest stone is calcium oxalate and it can be prevented by taking magnesium. Once the stone has formed it can only be either passed or removed surgically. ...Read more

8

8
Can a dr break a kidney stone that's stuck in the tissue lose by hitting on your back? My left kidney hurts really bad after she hit it I have a stone

Can a dr break a kidney stone that's stuck in the tissue lose by hitting on your back? My left kidney hurts really bad after she hit it I have a stone

Unlikely: It's highly unlikely that the doctor was able to "break a stone loose" by hitting your back. Your doctor was probably checking for tenderness there, and the pain your feeling is from the same process that brought you to see her in the first place (stone, infection, etc). we have very expensive machines to break up kidney stones, if your doctor could do it with her hand we wouldn't need them. ...Read more

9

9
If a virgin girl have a kidney stone. Would it break her virginity once it passed?

If a virgin girl have a kidney stone. Would it break her virginity once it passed?

No: Virginal status is based on the hymen, located in the vagina. A kidney stone would pass through the bladder and out the urethra. ...Read more

10

10
Can a vibration from a hot tub help break up the kidney stones or what does it do?

Can a vibration from a hot tub help break up the kidney stones or what does it do?

Lithotripsy: Uses high energy acoustic pulses or shock waves to break up the stone. The vibrations from a recreational hot tub would not affect the stone. ...Read more

11

11
Can a kidney stone randomly break apart into teeny tiny black pieces and come out randomly when you urinate?

Can a kidney stone randomly break apart into teeny tiny black pieces and come out randomly when you urinate?

Yes: They may occasionally break up but more likely they are other very small stones that are being passed. ...Read more

12

12
Could a large kidney stone break a girl's hymen?

Could a large kidney stone break a girl's hymen?

Kidney stone: Stones pass down the ureter from the kidney and into the bladder. From there the stone passes out of the body through the urethra. The vagina or hymen is in no way involved in this process. ...Read more

13

13
Is there any food to help break calcium oxalate dihydrate kidney stones?

2.5 litres of fluids: Most important is to drink 2.5 litres of fluids daily, avoid high doses of vitc, restrict foods containig oxalate, increses calcium and less than 2 grms of sodium daily and in case of recurrent stones restrict amount of proteins. ...Read more

14

14
Is it unusual to have a wound in the back after doing a lithotripsy to break kidney stones?

Is it unusual to have a wound in the back after doing a lithotripsy to break kidney stones?

No: If by "a wound" you mean ulcerated skin, no it is not. A small bruise or reddened area is usually all that occurs. Discuss with the treating urologist. ...Read more

15

15
My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?

My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?

Kidney stone: 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

16

16
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. What is the treatment for this. Any medicine to break down the stone? Can it pass naturally

See nephrologist: Your child has very small kidney stones and they may pass in urine. Talk to kidney specialist --nephrologist who can suggest you correct treatment There are medicines or methods to crush or dissolve kidney stones ...Read more

17

17
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

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

18

18
My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?

My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?

Talk to his urologis: We can not tell you what next step your dad's urologist has planned for him
There are too choices to watch and see ig it will come down as he has had lithotripsy and we don't know if it broke the stone
Discuss with his Urlogist
Other option is go through uretroscope
Only his urologist can answer your question NOW WHAT? ...Read more

19

19
I have had kidney stones before. I have pain in side and ribs and lower back. I am nauseous and break out in sweats. Do you think this is serious. If?

Be evaluated now...: Sweating may be related with severe stone-related pain, nausea, & vomiting, but should make sure of not developing superimposed infection above obstructing ureteral stone, which is medical emergency; so, seek urgent check-out now and do not try to wait out. How to have evaluation done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.htmll so you work better with dr. ...Read more

20

20
Can having an infection in my urine do to kidney stones cause me to break out? I've been breaking out ver since I got stent implanted

Can having an infection in my urine do to kidney stones cause me to break out? I've been breaking out ver since I got stent implanted

Ask Doc...: Inserting stent is an essential part of managing renal/ureteral stones for most of cases. But it comes with a price of local irritation and suffering, and occasional symptomatic uti, which can usually be managed and soothed with proper use of medications, while the endoscopic procedures have averted patients to undergo open surgery. For individual details, ask attending doc timely. ...Read more

21

21
I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter (minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?

Passing Stones: Lemon juice for certain patients can help prevent stone formation but really will not help in passage. I agree that significant hydration is important, your doctor should also add tamulosin to help facilitate the process. ...Read more

22

22
Had litho yest to break up kidney stones. Started my period morn of surgery. Concerned about bleeding, heavy flow. Can kidneys cause blood like period?

Likely unrelated: Any bleeding from your lithotripsy would be from your kidneys, end up in your bladder and through your urethra in the urine.

This is completely separate from your menses, which is the lining of your uterus exiting your body via your vagina. ...Read more

23

23
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

24

24
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

25

25
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

26

26
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

27

27
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

29

29
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

30

30
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

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


Dr. Eric Weisman
64 Doctors shared insights

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