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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Will the symptoms of kidney stone always give you pain?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Will the symptoms of kidney stone always give you pain?

Unfortunately not : Some times with only bloody urine, UTI symptoms, and once in a while with fevers and sepsis in the er. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Phillip Porch
Board Certified, General Practice
35 years in practice
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Can kidney stones on the right side give you pain on the left side?

Dr. Phillip Porch
Board Certified, General Practice
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No: Typically the pain is felt on the same side as the stone that is trying to pass. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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Why is it that milk can give you a kidney stone?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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Why is it that milk can give you a kidney stone?

Not likely: Milk and other dairy products usually has very little to do with kidney stone formation. Unfortuanately, many health care providers still tell patients this. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Could you give me some information about kidney stones?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Could you give me some information about kidney stones?

Huge subject: Can be metabolic, infective, hereditary, related to dehydration. Or urinary stasis. Calcium & uric acid stones due to xs of each chemical in urine > with dehydration & low fluid intake. Subjects w stones need full work-up to discover cause, prevention & optimal treatment. Often cause blockage & severe pain (mild -> worse than childbirth) treatments include medical, surgical/cystoscopic & shockwave. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
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I feel like I have a kidney stone wanting coming out, it is driving me nuts! please give me advice.?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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If you: Think you have renal stones see a urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Can tea really give you kidney stones?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Can tea really give you kidney stones?

Evidence is scanty: The pop idea is that iced tea is loaded with oxalate the causes stones. Some foods (famously rhubarb) have very high levels & do seem linked with stones. I searched the nih database for the past two decades and found one uncontrolled study in an obscure eastern european journal, two finding green tea drinkers have fewer kidney stones & couldn't find the hyped 2012 "loyola" study. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain ?

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain
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It can but careful!: Heat can relieve the pain; have to be careful as it can cause burns. It may also cause some chronic changes in the skin if used for a long time. It is better to get treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Kidney stones are regrowth even after removal of it. Give me some advice to get rid off it and please suggest some medicine?

Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
18 years in practice
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Yes they recur: Kidney stones recurr. Obtain 24 hour urine tests anad blood tests for stone work up. In the mean while drink enough water to make 2.5 liters of urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Stein
Board Certified, Urology
13 years in practice
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I'd rather give birth than pass another kidney stone. Are my kidneys at risk with the stress of chronic attacks and passing stones?14 in 10 months.

Dr. Joshua Stein
Board Certified, Urology
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I'd rather give birth than pass another kidney stone. Are my kidneys at risk with the stress of chronic attacks and passing stones?14 in 10 months.

Kidney injury: Fortunately, a kidney needs to be completely obstructed for a prolonged time (ie. 1 month) before any permanent damage occurs. However, frequent stone passage may increase risks of infection and scar tissue formation within the ureter. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
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My mother has a 5.8mm kidney stone. What is the water level that she has to take daily. And kindly please give other diet info to pass the stone away.

Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
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My mother has a 5.8mm kidney stone. What is the water level that she has to take daily. And kindly please give other diet info to pass the stone away.

No specific amount: Where is the stone? If in the ureter, a stone this size has about 15% chance of passage. Alpha blockers may relax the ureter to give more room for the stone to pass. May take a few days to a few weeks to pass. Endoscopic basket extraction is the next step depending on factors such as hydronephrosis, pain control.... Space is limited so "google" some of these terms.Diet will not help passage. ...Read more

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