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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

No pain after stone: Usually there is complete relief from pain once you pass the stone sometime the kidney stone is associated with infection and in that case there may be some discomfort but not the same pain you feel with a kidney stone if you have passed the stone or stones and do not have co existing infection, you should feel no pain now. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i still have pain on my lower right side, after passing a tiny kidney stone?

Another stone?: Possibilities include another stone, residual injury, or kidney infection. Check with your doc who may do another ultrasound and urinalysis. ...Read more

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What does it mean after passing kidney stones:" there is anterior rotation of the left renal access congenital?"

What does it mean after passing kidney stones:" there is anterior rotation of the left renal access congenital?"

Congenital anomaly: The fetal kidneys undergo a 90° rotation around their longitudinal axis during their ascent from the pelvis before they reach their final position by the end of the 8th week of fetal life. Abnormal rotation may partially obstruct the junction of the kidney & ureter, the tube that leads to the bladder, increasing the risk of having kidney stones & upper urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location. Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chance of pasing spontaneously. Medication might help. Otherwise, lithotripsy might be necessary. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass an 8mm kidney stone?

Is it possible to pass an 8mm kidney stone?

Yes: It is possible to pass a stone of this size, however, the likelihood of passing a stone decreases as the stone size increases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

What are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

Flank pain: Usually flank pain on one side, blood in the urine, and occasionally some nausea and difficulty peeing. People who have never had a kidney stone should get checked out by their doctor to make sure the diagnosis is correct. People who have these regularly usually recognize them and know what to do. Anyone with fevers, extreme pain, or symptoms that last longer than a day or two should see a doc. ...Read more

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How painful is it to pass a 1mm kidney stone?

Almost none, but...: A 1-mm stone is most likely still attached to the papilla of a calyx and its odd to detach and drop into ureter is very low. If happening, a 1-mm stone should have an almost 100% of chance to pass with no discernible pain. In reality, I would not spend much time to mull over it because it shades too little clinical significance to worry about it. Best wishes... ...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


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