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How Do They 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
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
I have a 10mm kidney stone. Will shockwave lithoscopy work? Will it break it up enough to pass w/o pain? What is smallest stone to pass w/o pain?
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
Is there anything I can do to help this kidney stone pass last saturday I had emergency surgery to break it down but its not passing and it hurts?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Kidney stone.: Should not really affect anything.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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