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How to get a kidney stone?

How to get a kidney stone?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...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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How do you get a kidney stone?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone passed?

How to get a kidney stone passed?

Kidney stones: Medical "expulsive therapy" involves using one or more medications (tamsulisin, ketorolac etc) to dilate and/or relax the ureter, in conjunction with pain control and vigorous oral hydration. The success rate of this approach depends on the size of the stone, your particular ureteral anatomy and your willingness to endure some discomfort in the process. ...Read more

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How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

Drink lots of water: Urologist may prescribe tamsulosin (flomax) to help ureter dilate and facilitate passage of stone. Some stones are larger than 5 - 6 mm in diameter or have little spikes & get stuck. You may then need a urologist to perform laser lithotropsy or lithoclast lithotripsy to break up stone endoscopically.Larger kiney stones may require shock wave treatment to break up or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. ...Read more

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How big does a kidney stone need to be before i get a shockwave?

How big does a kidney stone need to be before i get a shockwave?

Depend...: Shockwave rx (eswl) for urinary stone is advised for less than some 1.5 cm. But the stone density and past response to eswl may sway this fix rule. Besides, the frequency of using eswl has change and evolved over the past 10-15 yrs due to the availability of fine, smaller instruments coupling with the best-ever optical visualization, resulting in some 65% of stones ... By scope, not eswl today. ...Read more

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How to determine when you passed a kidney stone?

See or feel it.: Small stoes may cause may or may not cause significant pain & discomfort when they are passed & can be seen at bottom of toilet or in a filter. There is usually significant pain relief when stone exits ureter and reaches bladder. Passage from bladder out thru urethra usually > painful for men than women. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

Water Water: Significant fluid intake and the use of the medication Flomax (tamsulosin) will help pass stones as well as remaining active. ...Read more

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What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

See below: The only way is to remove the stone see a urologist immeditely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to pass a kidney stone without knowing?

Yes it is: Yes it is possible if the stone is less than 2mm in size. ...Read more

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How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

Pain control: If the urologist already reviewed your case and decided that the stone is small enough to pass without intervention, then pain control would be indicated. Other medications are usually given to help pass the stones including flomax (tamsulosin). See your treating physician for consultation. ...Read more

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What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take a kidney stone to pass?

? Size & location: Small stones pass quicker than large ones. Stones greater than 5 - 6 mm in diameter may never pass. Stones with spikes, even if small, may remain stuck indefinitely. Stones in lower ureter more likely to pass & pass quicker than stones in upper ureter. Good hydration & taking tamsulosin speeds up passage. Can not give you absolute or likely time span without details. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i passed a kidney stone? How to tell?

Is it possible that i passed a kidney stone? How to tell?

Yes: Patients with urinary stones are frequently told to strain their urine to catch the passed stone. If that was not possible then the disappearance of the stone previously seen on x-ray or ct in conjunction with clearing of symptomatology would be presumptive evidence of stone passage. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone get treated?

How does a kidney stone get treated?

It Depends: The treatment of kidneys stones ts based on a number of factors including overall stone burden - size and number of stones, as well as location of stones, type of stone, and the individual anatomy. Treatment options include shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, and percutanesous nephrolithotomy. Your urologist will determine the best approach for you. ...Read more

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How to know if I've passed a kidney stone?

How to know if I've passed a kidney stone?

Relief or see stone: Could suspect having passed stone if you had severe flank pain with or without some blood in urine followed by relief of pain. Especially if you a history of kidney stones. Or you might actually see a small stone in the toilet. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

Yes but see a doctor: If the stone is small, typically less than 5mm, it can be passed. It is better however that you talk to your doctor to find out if it needs to be removed or can pass on its own. ...Read more

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How do you know that a kidney stone has passed for sure?

How do you know that a kidney stone has passed for sure?

Strain urine: Urinate through a strainer to catch the kidney stone when it passes from your bladder and through your urethra. ...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