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How To Give Yourself Kidney Stones
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like I have a kidney stone wanting coming out, it is driving me nuts! please give me advice.?
If you: Think you have renal stones see a urologist. ...Read more
Perhaps: To the best of my knowledge there are no research studies on this, but kidney stones can be very painful and spasms of muscles around the ureters could make it more difficult to pass. Massage can reduce muscle spasm and thus make the stone easier to pass. Consider chanca piedra, an herb that can help dissolve stones; golden coin grass can help too. See http://bit.Ly/1l9vrku ; http://bit.Ly/1f32xev. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the permanent solution or treatment for kidney stone without giving up a person's favorite food?
Hi, I have an 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?
Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled. So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you. ...Read more
Kidney stones are regrowth even after removal of it. Give me some advice to get rid off it and please suggest some medicine?
Woke up with dull pain on left back side, can this be Kidney Stone? Can Kidney Stone give dull pain for a day? When to go to hospital?
May be, but...: More info is needed so to deduce what you got, but getting the health-related things for good medical care has not to be that hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. When is the time to see doc? You decide after perusing the suggested article; but if pain is unbearable or starting fever & chill, that is an emergency - to see doctor right away. Best... ...Read more
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
Can consuming taro/colocasia give you kidney stones? I didn't know it could because of oxalate and ate a dish rich in them? Will I get kidney stones?
Here are some...: The factors contributing to urinary stone formation chiefly result from genetic factors, which could not be altered. Have you been a recurrent stone former? If not and with other pertinent factors, I would not worry about what you may eat or drink as long as being in moderation. To delve into how to handle life reality, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html . ...Read more
I have kidney pain when I drink coffee. I'll stop drinking it but do you think it will give me kidney stones, and is this normal?
Unclear.: "Kidney pain" is rare and usually only accompanies significant illness, like infection or stones. It is not clear that your coffee is causing pain in your kidneys, and coffee is not well related to flank pain in general. Kidney stones have both genetic and dietary predispositions; they are rare in people your age. Please see a doctor to determine the true cause of your flank pain and discuss. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Kidney stones are comprised of various minerals, and chemical factors of an individual's urine will affect which minerals can precipitate out to form stones. For instance, increased urinary concentration of oxalate can increase the risk of calcium oxalate-based stones. The body metabolizes Vitamin C into oxalate, so theoretically Vitamin C supplementation can increase one's risk for stones. ...Read more
Can I take topiramate with kidney stones? It helped give me energy but had some tingling and broke out in pimples. Not sure if related to meds.
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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