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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

If the kidney stone: is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A repeat CT without contrast should settle the issue. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney stones over year ago that are to large to pass and now have blood in urine. Should this be a concern?

Diagnosed with kidney stones over year ago that are to large to pass and now have blood in urine. Should this be a concern?

Kind off: no pain associated with blood in the urine called painless hematuria, in spite of the history of kidney stones might need to be investigated , in one hand to rule out other pathology,and to make sure there is no complications or damages to the kidney from the stones ...Read more

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I started getting kidney stones about 1 year ago and just recently started getting them more often. Any home remedies or possible reasons for this?

I started getting kidney stones about 1 year ago and just recently started getting them more often. Any home remedies or possible reasons for this?

Kidney stone: If a stone is collected and analyzed by a doctor, they may find a cause for getting them and be able to treat the cause. ...Read more

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Past 27 kidney stone last year; I have past 10 stones this year with a scan showing I have 3 yet to pass; what to do to stop making them beside water.

Past 27 kidney stone last year; I have past 10 stones this year with a scan showing I have 3 yet to pass; what to do to stop making them beside water.

Kidney stones : The type of stone is important. This article describes the common types: http://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/tc/types-of-kidney-stones-topic-overview. Is there a family history? Did you have kidney infections? Normal uric acid level? Are you on any long term drugs? Once these questions are answered, we can get to bottom of this. ...Read more

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I am a 41 year old male I have been passing kidney stones non stop for 8 years busted up 6Xs,& stint in i cannot live a normal life i am in pain 24/7?

Kidney stone: So you are a stone factory. Kidney stones are painful condition. You need to have your urine and the stone analysed to find out the type of stone, and to find out any underlying hormonal or metabolic issues predisposes you to be a stone producer. If a precipitating cause and type of the stone could be found then diet and some medication can reduce the incidence of those stones. If these has not be ...Read more

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Found out a year ago I had an 8'7mm kidney stone, but I never passed it. What does that mean? What happened to the stone is this good or bad?

Found out a year ago I had an 8'7mm kidney stone, but I never passed it. What does that mean? What happened to the stone is this good or bad?

Depends on position: A 7-8 mm stone may or may not pass. If it travels along the pathway of urine it may block the urine damaging the kidney and may also place you at risk for infection. Have a urinalysis down to look for blood or infection both would suggest the stone is still present. An US would be helpful to look for blockage and a CT kidney stone protocol could directly visualize a stone. ...Read more

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I have recurring kidney stone problem since 2006. I get stones every year. Both kidneys and sometimes even multiple stones in both kidneys same time.

I have recurring kidney stone problem since 2006. I get stones every year. Both kidneys and sometimes even multiple stones in both kidneys same time.

More water: Drink enough water so that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless all the time. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/kidney-stones-prevention ...Read more

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I feel like i may have a kidney stone.. The pain is not really intense yet but i had one less than a year ago. Is it possible to have one that close?

I feel like i may have a kidney stone.. The pain is not really intense yet but i had one less than a year ago. Is it possible to have one that close?

Yes: Many times kidney stones is caused by diet and a modification of your diet will help reduce your chances of another kidney stone. Ask your doctor what kind of stone it is and what diet modifications is needed to help prevent them in the future. ...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


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