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Can kidney stones on the right side give you pain on the left side?

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. James Krick
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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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Could you give me some information about kidney stones?

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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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink 2-3 quarts of water a day
Daily
Use over the counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
Daily
Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain ?

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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Kidney stones are regrowth even after removal of it. Give me some advice to get rid off it and please suggest some medicine?

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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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
Take ibuprofen or Advil if necessary
3x day
See your doctor
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Consider drinking one part apple cider vinegar to two parts raw honey
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I was diagnosed with kidney stones but the doctor didn't give me anything for it why? All he said was tylenol?

I was diagnosed with kidney stones but the doctor didn't give me anything for it why? All he said was tylenol?

Need more info: What size and where was the stone?(how many mm diameter,in the upper,mid or lower ureter,at UVJ:ureterovesical junction?).What imaging test was done? how much pain? How long ago did you first present. Usually you need something stronger than tylenol if the stone is trying to pass.Are you on flomax? get me this info an I can answer you question better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will the symptoms of kidney stone always give you pain?

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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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Increase fluids until you urinate 6-8 times per day
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Increase citrate in your diet. Lemons and limes are 100% citrate.
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Take B vitamins. B-6 specifically prevents stones.
Daily
Take Magnesium 500mg to prevent calcium oxalate stones.
daily
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Why is it that milk can give you a kidney stone?

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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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

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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