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My father age is 47 he has stone in kidney . He is in pain what can I do and is laser treatment is good for my father that break stone please answer fast?

My father age is 47 he has stone in kidney . He is in pain what can I do and is laser treatment is good for my father that break stone please answer fast?

Go to see urologist: How to treat pain-causing kidney stone is based on the size, shape, location, and density of the offending stone, and the degree of pain and clinical pictures such as chill and fever, surgeon's skill, etc. .... So, go to see experienced urologist for detailing... In my experience, more than 75 % of stones in ureter and kidney can be broken to disintegrate with laser but... ...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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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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What type of treatment for kidney stone?

What type  of  treatment for  kidney stone?

Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. ...Read more

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What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

Depends: It all depends on size of the stone and location. Your doctor should create a treatment plan accordingly. If stone is large, ultrasound waves are used to destroy the stones. Surgery may also be indicated when appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

Depends: Depends on the nature of complication........Hydrnephrosis will need stenting, pyelonephritis will need additinal antibiotic, renal failure will need dialysis/ultrfiltration, pain med, ....... ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone?  This is my first stone.

Fluids: 24 hour urine collection for a snap shot of what goes on inside the kidney and then therapy can be tailored. Untill then drink enough water to make about 2.5 liters of urine or untill urine is white in color. ...Read more

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I have a stone of 6 mm in my right kidney, what type of treatment i need to have and how much time will it take?

I have a stone of 6 mm in my right kidney, what type of treatment i need to have and how much time will it take?

Depends: Depending on symptoms it could be either shock treatment or minimally invasive surgery sometimes. Prevention of recurrence is always important. ...Read more

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What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

Here are some...: The degree of suffering from stone removal highly varies depending on surgeon's skill, size of stones, and complexity of the procedures. So, it is hard to state which one is least painful. For the individual details, ask your urologist. ...Read more

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I understand a stint is placed to allow the kidney stone to pass. But why would they wait 3 weeks after the stint is placed to laser the stone?

I understand a stint is placed to allow the kidney stone to pass. But why would they wait 3 weeks after the stint is placed to laser the stone?

Kidney stones: The stent is passed more to insure good urine flow (avoid blockage) than to pass the stone. The reason they wait is to allow the inflammation caused by the stone, when it's under a lot of pressure, to settle down. There are fewer complications with definitive treatment when the inflammation is resolved. ...Read more

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I had laser kidney stone removal surgery in April and i still have pain and do not feel well . My dr said it takes time to feel better . I am 66 ?

Pain: Your doctor is right. He might also want to check an ultrasound or X-ray to make sure that there is no further blockage of your kidneys or ureters. ...Read more

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Can one masturbate while having kidney stone? I have not done it from last 5 days. I am losing my control now. Medicines and treatment for stone is on

Can one masturbate while having kidney stone? I have not done it from last 5 days. I am losing my control now. Medicines and treatment for stone is on

Masturbation & Ill: Yes, of course. If you are feeling up to it and not having intolerable pain there is no reason to worry or be concerned about masturbating when you are treating a kidney stone. ...Read more

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I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

Here are some ...: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder , up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is transplant ever an option for kidney stone treatment?

Hoping you can tell me, is transplant ever an option for kidney stone treatment?

Very, very rarely.: In patients with renal failure caused by some large kidney stone a transplant may be performed. During my fellowship, i saw a patient who had a large staghorn calculus (stone) in his solitary kidney that eventually led to renal failure. He eventually received a transplant. ...Read more

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