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Doctor insights on: Is Carbonation Bad For Kidney Stones Or Phosphoric Acid

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Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!

Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!

Might want to...: ...consider resuming your acid blocker drug. Sure, you can get rebound acid production off PPI's, but maybe you weren't "misdiagnosed" afterall regarding a peptic component to your distress. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Is skim milk bad for kidney stones? Should I stop taking dairy products?

Is skim milk bad for kidney stones? Should I stop taking dairy products?

Not the key: Following a kidney stone that contains calcium, you may be advised to limit / restrict all kinds of things that main contain calcium, phosphate or whatever. This probably has more to do with physicians protecting themselves from possible liability, and this is not the key to preventing stones -- staying very well-hydrated is far more important. Talk with your physician about this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cookies or other sweets to be bad for kidney stones?

Is it possible for cookies or other sweets to be bad for kidney stones?

Unlikely: For sweets to be particularly bad for urinary stones. High salt, high protein, and dehydration cause most stones. ...Read more

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Do you know are kidney stones from not drinking usually bad ones?

Do you know are kidney stones from not drinking usually bad ones?

What is bad ones?: For most of stone formers, their cause for their stone is idiopathic and related with their inherent low stone inhibitors activity in urine. With no comprehensive stone work-up, no specific recommendation for stone prevention will be given, but keeping daily urine output >2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by 50% are a good decent effective advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a kidney stone. How bad is the pain once it starts moving?

What to do if I have a kidney stone. How bad is the pain once it starts moving?

Severe: Ureteral colic pain has been described as the most intensely severe pain one can experience. My advice to you is to see a urologist and discuss treatment options before the stone passes. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

No: Acid reflux is acid from stomach(the organ not the "tummy").Has nothing to do with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more

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Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Oxalate: Oxalate is the culprit in beans; the solid soy bean has more oxalate than soy oil, for sure; so eating soy beans will more likely increase stone potential compared to soy oil, which you may use in cooking or on a salad. The oxalate rich foods are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; minimize these; drink 3-4 liters fluid per day; ...Read more

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My 16 yo boyfriend has kidney stones and he is in really bad pain. What is it exactly and what should he do?

My 16 yo boyfriend has kidney stones and he is in really bad pain. What is it exactly and what should he do?

See: A urologist for help with the stones. In addition, if you are truly 32 years old and your boyfriend is 16 years you should consider why you are in a relationship with someone so young. You may do real harm to him in this situation. ...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


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