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Doctor insights on: How To Decrease The Size Of Kidney Stone

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What is the actual size of kidney stones?

What is the actual size of kidney stones?

It varies: Stones can be anywhere from a millimeter (1/25 of an inch) up to a staghorn stone that fills the kidney an could measure 8-9 centimeters in size (several inches across). ...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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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

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I have stage three kidney disease. Have been passing small black masses the size of kidney stones but cannot be analyzed. Dr. Has no clue. Any ideas?

I have stage three kidney disease. Have been passing small black masses the size of kidney stones but cannot be analyzed. Dr. Has no clue. Any ideas?

Collect them: The small black masses could be clots, fungal balls, tumors, tissue from the urinary system. I suspect that stone analysis did not look at these other possibliities.
Suggest submitting them to pathology for evaluation with a history and specific question. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone of 8mm size cause rise in bp.

Can kidney stone of 8mm size cause rise in bp.

Yes If obstructing: If its an obstructing renal stone causing hydronephrosis, urinary collecting system dilatation, you are most likely also have associated symptoms of flank pain possibly radiating to the groin, +/- fever and blood tinged urine.The stone and the pain associated with it can cause your pressure to rise. BP will fall back to baseline when the stone passes and the pain resolves. No if it's not obstructing. ...Read more

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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

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What size does a kidney stone have to be to cause pain?

Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have kidney stone size 9mm. I need suggestion.?

What to do if I have kidney stone size 9mm. I need suggestion.?

9mm stone: Tamsulosin with lots of Water might help. If doesn't get out you should see urologist. ...Read more

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Have got kidney stone measuring 0.5mm. Is it big size as the pain keeps coming and going on my side. Is the size big to worry of?

Have got kidney stone measuring 0.5mm. Is it big size as the pain keeps coming and going on my side. Is the size big to worry of?

Small ones are more: Likely to induce pain. Why? Because stone surfaces are composed of crystals with sharp surgaces plus ureters are typcally both very sensitive to irritation & constrict in response to pain, thus visious cycle. Big stones in renal pelvis do not readily enter ureters. Small stones more easily pass into ureters. Always catch stone to identify which of 4 types with goal to help prevent recurrances. ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine the size of a kidney stone?

How do doctors determine the size of a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Can be seen and measured on a plain abdominal x-ray, kidney ultrasound, or abdominal CT scan. The most accurate measurements come from CT scan. When a kidney stone is small, it can be passed naturally (although usually painfully). When the stone is large, it may need to be broken up with ultrasound (lithotripsy) or retrieved by a urologist through the urethra. ...Read more

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Which size kidney stone can be passed without surgery?

Which size kidney stone can be passed without surgery?

Smaller is better: In one large study the passage rate was 78% for stones measuring 1 to 4 mm, 60% for those 5 to7 mm, and 39% for those 8 mm or larger. ...Read more

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I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery?

I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery?

Depends: Generally a stone this size has about 60% of passing spontaneously. If not passed in 4 weeks, it will probably not pass. If it has been 4 weeks, have it removed endoscopically. Best wishes for you. ...Read more

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Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Moderate: Basically anything that can get down the ureter into the bladder, can easily pass through the penis tubes (urethra). If your stones are in the kidney, they may be in the pelvis of the kidney and can be quite large. A piece of this could break off and cause the famous, painfull kidney stone passage through the ureters. You should be evaluated by a urologist for kidney stones before this happens. ...Read more

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My fiancee got a kidney stone of 6mm in size according to the ultrasound, is it possible to pass it without surgery?

My fiancee got a kidney stone of 6mm in size according to the ultrasound, is it possible to pass it without surgery?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. A 6mm stone, less likely usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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I am having kidney stone of 7 mm size due to calcification in kidney. Can it be cured by medicin or any surgery may take place?

I am having kidney stone of 7 mm size due to calcification in kidney. Can it be cured by medicin or any surgery may take place?

Stone: Stone of 7mm should be passable If you are having pain and it does not pass you should see a Urologist many procedures are available that do not require surgery ...Read more

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What is k-citrate tablets to accomplish for kidney stone patients? Can't take it because the pill size (ext-release) is a choking hazard. Solution?

What is k-citrate tablets to accomplish for kidney stone patients? Can't take it because the pill size (ext-release) is a choking hazard. Solution?

Here are some. ..: Taking K-citrate serves supplying and elevating one of the important stone inhibitors - citrate, like drinking fluid containing citric acid in lemon as you last asked. Stone prevention is a constant chore requiring personal dedication to keep daily urine output always > 2500 cc + decrease oral consumption of red meat, dairy products, & salt less than the used-to-be under close pro-monitoring. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone, the size of which is 3 mm and I often experience pain on my left lower abdomen.?

KIDNEY STONES: If the stone is in the ureter or the tube and it is moving toward the bladder it can hurt there. It ofter causes frequenct urination sensation prior to popping into the bladder and passing. ...Read more

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Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

I would stop..: Kidney stones occur when certain components of the urine--typically calcium, oxalate, uric acid & phosphorus--increase and become concentrated. Then they precipitate causing stones. Excess protein intake demands more work from kidneys and possible less efficient flushing of these urine components. Protein supplements may increase kidney work demands; get protein in diet. ...Read more

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Kidney stone 8mm in size diagnosed last week just went to bathroom and noticed blood in urine. Should I worry or is it normal?

Kidney stone 8mm in size diagnosed last week just went to bathroom and noticed blood in urine. Should I worry or is it normal?

Kidney stone: Most probably the blood you are seeing is coming from the kidney. 8 mm might be hard to pass spontaneously without intervention. Increase fluids intake and you better use a urinary strainer to catch the stone. Make sure you keep a F/U with your urologist for further management ...Read more

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extreme pain in first morning urination. Dark colored urine. Metallic taste, nausea, decreased output. Stents on both sides from kidney stone?

extreme pain in first morning urination. Dark colored urine. Metallic taste, nausea, decreased output. Stents on both sides from kidney stone?

Here are some. ..: All your described symptoms might result from the joint effects of the procedures, stents, medications, and anesthesia. But, you need to be checked for no UTI despite maybe of no fever. For the time being, drink more fluid, take pain med & antibiotics (if any) as prescribed, but see Doc timely for more unbearable symptoms or questions. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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My father was in for kidney stone but xray shows nothing, now his left testicle is swollen 4 x normal size. Catheter maybe?

My father was in for kidney stone but xray shows nothing, now his left testicle is swollen 4 x normal size. Catheter maybe?

Needs more assessmen: Ultrasound of both testes should be considered. Note any trauma. Possibilities: swelling/infection of epididymis, bleeding, possible torsion of testis which is emergency. Less likely cancer, prostate related. ...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