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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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I had kidney stone surgery Tuesday basket removal bladder and uretha exploration and lazer done still bleeding lightly now still clotting and in a lot?

I had kidney stone surgery Tuesday basket removal bladder and uretha exploration and lazer done still bleeding lightly now still clotting and in a lot?

Notify urologist: Some urinary bleeding is not unusual and is not worrisome if it's light and clots don't interfere with urination. Drinking lots of fluids is helpful in this regard. Avoid aspirin or antiinflammatories like Aleve,Advil which can increase bleeding tendency. Tylenol is ok. However if bleeding persists,becomes heavy and there are large clots, you must notify your urologist. ...Read more

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Do you have a ureteroscopy done to remove a kidney stone?

Sometimes: Number of kidney stones are amenable to trans ureteroscopic removal by laser lithotripsy or stone basket extraction if small enough. Alternatives are shockwave lithotripsty (eswl) or percutaneous nephro-lithotripsy (pcnl). Latter involves placing a tube through abdominal wall followed by a kidney-scope for stone breakup and extraction. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of10 mm can it be treated without any operation or even lethotripsy?

Kidney stone of10 mm can it be treated without any operation or even lethotripsy?

10mm is huge: To pass this would be impossible and very painful. Lithotripsy would make it smaller and easier to pass. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wait 4 months for my kidney stone to be destroyed while having a double j?

Is it safe to wait 4 months for my kidney stone to be destroyed while having a double j?

See your urologist: The double j stent will keep urine flowing past an obstruction, but the stone will not be affected by it. Only your urologist can say if it needs lithotripsy or surgical extraction. ...Read more

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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Here are some...: Calcium oxalate stone - monohydrate or dihydrate, is the most common kidney stone with monohydrate one as hardest. When and how to remove it should be based on the size, location, number of stones, and kidney anatomical structure and past history of stone passage and management to decide. So, ask and work with Doc closely. Best wish... ...Read more

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If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

Dietary changes: The best option is prevention. Increase your fluid intake. Once a stone is present, still increase water intake to prevent growth of the stone. Fresh lemon juice with water daily will help prevent kidney stone formation. Avoid caffeine, chocolates, and teas (hot or cold). If there is pain, surgery with a laser or shock wave treatment will be required to break up the stone and remove the fragments. ...Read more

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I found out today that I have a 4mm kidney stone. The pain meds they gave me are not working. It's stuck. If i go back to ER will they do something?

I found out today that I have a 4mm kidney stone. The pain meds they gave me are not working.  It's stuck. If i go  back to ER will they do something?

Family practice : First of all they will medicate you to relieve the pain. They may admit you medicate as needed and have a urologist see you. He will determine if there is a blockage, if you don't pass it s/he will place a stent up the ureter to help drain the kidney. Then either lithotrypsy or manual extraction of the stone will be performed. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

Can  kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral  (between bladder and kidney)  dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

No: If it is uric acid it can be dissolved.Uric acid stone does not show on plain xray but if you have history of uric acid stones,sodium bicarbonate to raise pH may dissolve stone.Most stones are calcium oxalate and cannot be dissolved.A stone that is 8X4mm is unlikely to pass on its own.Endoscopic procedure is advisable.Make sure you follow with your urologist.Best wishes. ...Read more

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