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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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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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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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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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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 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

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Is kidney stones likely in an 18 year old male?

Is kidney stones likely in an 18 year old male?

It can happen: Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form inside your kidneys. The stones are made of mineral and acid salts. Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract. Make sure to drink plenty of water. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Any reason why I would get kidney stones at about the same time every year?

Any reason why I would get kidney stones at about the same time every year?

Cyclic stones: Probably due to environmental/exertional and lifestyle changes that occur throughout the year - more active/need more fluid intake, warmer(colder) weather/need more fluid intake, different diet (more salt in summer months/need more fluid 9and decrease sodium intake). ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I might get kidney stones at the same time every year?

Is there a reason why I might get kidney stones at the same time every year?

Yes: Most people who develop kidney stones around the same time every year is usually during the summer time when the temperature is hotter. This is when people do not drink enough fluids and become dehydrated and/or get concentrated urine which will increase chances of forming kidney stones. Also, a poor kidney stone diet during this time period will also increase chances of forming stones. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out why did kidney stones come back after they were removed last year?

Is there a way to find out why did kidney stones come back after they were removed last year?

New: These are not resurrections of old stones, but new ones. Some people are predisposed to forming stones and will continue to do so. Staying well hydrated can help prevent this. ...Read more

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My six year old passed two kidney stones and the dr didn't send tgem out to be tested. Should they have been tested?

My six year old passed two kidney stones and the dr didn't send tgem out to be tested.  Should they have been tested?

Yes: The best way to find why your son is making kidney stones, is to find what kind of stones were passed and then do further work up accordingly. Many doctors do like to wait and see if they recur before proceeding with work up. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone stay in the kidney for three years? Without symptoms other than utis. (Question about a 4 year old)

Can a kidney stone stay in the kidney for three years? Without symptoms other than utis. (Question about a 4 year old)

Yes: Kidney stones that are in the kidney are most often silent without any symptoms. If the stone is colonized with bacteria it could be a source of recurrent kidney infections. ...Read more

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I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time,However I can not pass it,It's been over a year.Do I need surgery?

I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time,However I can not pass it,It's been over a year.Do I need surgery?

Yes, if it does not: pass on its own. It will likely cause further problems within your lifetime. Consult with a urologist because most small stones can be retrieved via ureteroscopy, without an open operation. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has been diagnosed w/ kidney stones, we go in monday for more tests. Now she has a 102.4 temp. Is this the kidney stones?

My 6 year old has been diagnosed w/ kidney stones, we go in monday for more tests. Now she has a 102.4 temp. Is this the kidney stones?

Maybe: Insufficient information to give a solid answer. Kidney stones by themselves do not cause fevers. But a urinary tract infection combined with an obstructing ureteral stone is a real medical emergency due to the risk of severe sepsis. Flank pain and fever together are a good reason to go to the E.R. Other symptoms? Flu? Seen a pediatric urologist yet? Call them for advice. ...Read more

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I've had the Same ,pretty small kidney stone for over a year and it will not come out.What should I do? tried everything besides surgery

I've had the Same ,pretty small kidney stone for over a year and it will not come out.What should I do? tried everything besides surgery

Stone removal?: It depends on where the stone is. If the stone is asymptomatic, you need not do anything at this point. Speak to a urologist to see if you can have lithotripsy (L) to break up the stone, using sound waves to do so. This will spear you surgery. If you can have L, and its presence bothers you, go for it. If not, there is no reason for worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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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