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Is It Okay To Drink Juice Instead Of Water Before Kidney Ultrasound
Ultrasound and fluid: The goal for a kidney ultrasoun is to have the bladder full and then do a post voiding image. Does not matter what fluid you use. Would avoid caffeine or alcohol because of the diuretic effect since you may be holding your urine until the appropriate time of the test. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
If I only drink 4 medium glasses of water/juice a day and one mug coffee is this enough? If not could it cause pain in kidney area?
Maybe?: I think the amount of water you are drinking is probably sufficient to prevent any kidney issues, if you're doing it regularly. If you have kidney-type pain despite this, I think I would want to get a urinalysis (or at least an in-office "dipstick"-type test of your urine) to look for abnormalities. This may show infection, blood (that might indicate a kidney stone, etc). Good luck! ...Read more
How could i know that there is still stone or not in my kidney after 2 months of ultrasound, as i drink plenty of water and regular exercise ?
Repeat ultrasound: If you don't have any symptom like pain over the kidney or referral pain in the groin you might not have it any more. To be sure you need another ultrasound. You should be aware that kidneys that make stone continue to produce it. With a urine test your able to find out what kind of stone you are producing and then eliminate the compound from your diet. Most of kidney stones contain calcium. ...Read more
I am having a retroperitoneal ultrasound to check on my kidneys. Do I need any preparation for it? Fasting? Drinking water? How many fl.oz. of water?
Yes: Fasting of solid foods, plenty of water, don't pee. ...Read more
What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?
Here are some ...: Forming crystals and stones is a constant process and the most important factor to prevent recurrence is keep the concentration of all stone ingredients in the urine for stone formation always below their threshold to form crystals. So, largely, keep 24-hr urine output > 2500 cc constantly. Drinking the fluid like lemon is to supply one of the known stone inhibitors - citrate; so, it may help... ...Read more
What can I do besides drink water &cranberry juice for bad kidneys my urine is very dark & i constantly am having sde aches &fevers
I have kidney stones I haven't been able to pass them drinking lots of water and cranberry juice is there any other way to get rid of them?
Is this an old problem ie. known in your medical history, or are you having acute flank pain/blood in your urine/ difficulty urinating / fevers right now?
If the latter, go and see a urologist- you may need a lithotripsy (shock waves to break up stones in the kidney) or other procedure. ...Read more
I having lower back pain I don't know if its a infection in my kidneys wen I use the bathroom my urin is cloudy I drink water and cranberry juice ?
UTI: You would have to drink so much cranberry juice to prevent UTI that you would drown in it. Cloudy urine is very common and is usually due to chemicals precipitating out when the toilet water changes the acid/base content of the urine. You need to see a doctor about the lower back pain because it could be due to many other things. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had ultra sound on kidneys for pain was told drink more water.I drink a gallon a day.Could it be sjögren's syndrome doing this ?
Yes, as sjogrens is associated with dryness of the mouth and eyes. Perhaps you were dehydrated. Did they see any kidney stones.?
Medications like motrin-ibuprophen can cause intestinal pain near the kidneys and could be the cause. Depo Provera can have lot of side effects and would try to get off that and use tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain instead of ibuprophen.. Try meditation and yoga for anxiety. ...Read more
I have a 3.6mm max kidney stone just found by ultra sound.I am drinking 3 or above ltr of water since 2 days. Even now it is paining on both sides .
Urologist: See your urologist. The stone may be causing the pain and you need different treatment. ...Read more
Husbands ultrasound keeps finding renal calculi in both kidneys. He has No symptoms though.he drinks lot water daily and lemon but still gets stones??
Get 24 hour urine: If your husband has had issues with stones then he should undergo a metabolic evaluation including blood tests and also a 24 hour urine collection to determine his stone risk factors so that prevention can be optimized. He also may need additional imaging as ultrasound does not provide as high a resolution to accurately size stones and pinpoint locations. See your urologist ...Read more
No need to use.: Water does the same thing. Cranberry juice doesn't clean out your kidney any better than any other juice. There is still some banter and common use of cranberry juice for preventing or treating uti, but evidence for this is weak. As best i can see there is no benefit to juicing and there is certainly no need to use kidney cleaner. ...Read more
They did a prenatal ultrasound, and they told me that my baby has water in the kidneys. Is that very serious?
Mostly not serious: Most cases of prenatally diagnosed fetal hydronephrosis (water/urine in kidney) are benign. Depends upon how much fluid present 11 millimeters diameter of fetal kidney pelvis or less is usually fine. 25mm or more before birth may well require treatment after birth. Suggest consult with pediatric urologist, and provide details most babies will never require any treatment after birth. Good luck. ...Read more
Apple juice (a) does nothing to cure a patient of any kidney disease. A has a much lower content of potassium (p) than most other fruits juices. Patients with serious kidney disease need to monitor their k intake, and a helps them do that.
Here is a link that details the potassium content of common foods: http://westernhealth.Nl.Ca/uploads/healthyeating/potassium_content_of_selected_fruits.Pdf. ...Read more
No: That's normal. The ability to do this is genetic. ...Read more
I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can i eat carrot or drink carrot juice?
Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more
Would kidney infeation make someone fell hes drug test i mean he dont take any meds hes been drinking carmberry juices ?
No illegal drugs: Should result in passing the test. For the infection, drinking the cranberry juice is a fine remedy. He should also drink lots of plain water too. As long as he takes no illegal drugs and doesn't drink any alcohol until the infection is all gone - he should pass and should get better. If the infection lasts - see a doctor for proper antibiotics. ...Read more
Having bilateral kidney pain. Started drinking cranberry juice in case of infection. How long should I wait before seeing a doc?
I suffering with multiple kidneys Stones. Can I drink Grape juice. Some people saying grapefruit juice that have high oxalate levels?
See below: It is true that "some" studies have shown an increased risk of forming kidney stones with grapefruit juice though exact mechanism unclear. ??related to higher oxalate content. General guidelines for stone prevention include moderate protein intake, low sodium/salt, low oxalate, high citrate, normal calcium, and drinking enough clear liquids to generate 70-80 oz of urine per 24 hrs. ...Read more
Can cranberry juice irritate my gastritis I have kidney stones they told me to drink this to help with the stone?
Absolutely!: There may be many stomach irritants: citrus, tomato, peppermint, spices, chocolate, splenda, etc. You have a double-whammy because you need to acidify your urine (hopefully a recommendation based on analysis of a stone your submitted!). If this is the case, find other compounds that may help your kidney stone condition. If you haven't caught a stone for analysis, then don't just go on a whim! ...Read more
Does distilled water and orange juice help kidney stones prevention? I can't find solid info for each way.
It depends the kind: of kidney stone . Prevention is advised according to the result of kidney stone risk profile. For some kind of kidney stone distilled water and orange juice could be included in a prevention list. ...Read more
I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter(minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?
6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?
Bubbles: Foamy or bubbly urine is usually a sign of some protein in urine or a change in the PH of your urine (the vinegar and lemon juice). If your pain has decreased, it is likely you have passed the stone. 6 mm is at upper end of size that you may pass on own, have your urologist recheck an X-ray to see if stone still present. If it persists, there are ways for MDs to remove the stone. ...Read more
I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?
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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