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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
Yes, IF...: If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, peanut butter was one of the high oxalate foods to moderate or avoid along with beans, beets, berries, green peppers, chocolate, coffee, colas, and wheat bran. Consider almond butter instead if you are an oxalate stone former. ...Read more
Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more
Dehydration number 1: The biggest risk for most people is dehydration. You should consume enough liquids to produce about 2.5 liters each 24 hours. This decreases the risk of future stones about 90%. There can be other metabolic factors though that can increase your risk of future stones. Typically, a 24 hour urine collection can be very helpful in identifying risk factors. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Normally stones cause pain when they are trying to pass, some stones maybe too big and even they do not move, the can cause obstruction of the kidney and cause pain. Also, a stone associated with infection can cause discomfort. ...Read more
Yes: You already have mild enlargement of the kidney - that is what hydronephroiss is. Over a long period of time, a blocking stone can lead to infections and decrease in kidney function. It is best to talk with a good urologist as to what the best plan is for your individual case - whether the stone needs to be removed, or if they are comfortable just following it over time. ...Read more
M south indian. What is kidney stone and how are they formed? Can taking beer once a month cause kidney stone?
See answer: Kidney stones form for many reasons. Stated simply, stones form when the urine becomes over-saturated with the mineral salts normally present in the urine that can form stones: calcium, oxalate, phosphate, uric acid, etc. Precipitation of these salts is influenced by their concentration, urine volume, and other stone inhibiting/promoting substances. Beer or alcohol do not directly cause stones. ...Read more
I seem to be prone to developing kidney stones. What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?
Need stone analysis: + 24hr urinalysis to find out stone composition ; amount of various substances in your urine. Such as calcium, citrate, uric acid etc, uologist or nephrologist will know. In mean time, always drink lots of water 8 - 10 glasses/day, especially during summer. Most important thing to avoid or reduce is salt in your diet. Ur on hydrochlorthiazide, best med to reduce calcium in urine. Reduce red meat. ...Read more
I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time, However I can not pass it, It's been over a year. Do I need surgery?
I have a 3.8mm kidney stone in leftkidney has already caused excruciating pain have been told to wait for eswl in 3WEEKS please help?
Husband went to er, have kidney stone. No more pain but not sure if he passed it, if its still inside him can it cause damage? Should he go back 2 drs
I have kidney stone blockage on my left side. Dr appt is next wk. Will laying on my right side cause my body to process primarily to the right kidney?
No: Unfortunately or fortunately our renal filterAtion and flushing does not depend upon position or posture of our body ...Read more
If I take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?
Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adequate to maintain or increase muscle mass. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minutes/day. Dietary supplements are not needed for otherwise healthy people. ...Read more
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more
Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more
Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 2-3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more
Yes and no: Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone. ...Read more
Yes, occasionally...: I assumed you meant a stone of <2 mm, not <0.2 mm. Largely, a stone <4 mm has an 80% of chance to pass spontaneously in 2 weeks with expected coping with pain, but it doesn't mean a stone of 2 mm will always pass; in fact, occasionally, a stone of 2 mm may still require intervention. So, it's said: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indirect evidence from past experience... ...Read more
Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...Read more
Kidney stone: The causes are dehydration, familial, gouty nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, oral intake of calcium containing food or vitamin& parathyroid disease. This is accumulation of calcium, phosphate, urate, cysteine & oxalate minerals not excreted by kidney. Drink lot of water and treat the causes mentioned above. Thanks. ...Read more
The following: Dehydration causes concentrated urine containing xs salts which precipitate & once tiny "kernel" forms more salts come out of solution & stone develops. Can be metabolic causing xs calcium, uric acid etc in urine. Anatomic congenital or acquired obstruction-> "urinary stagnation". Stone can form around mucus or bacterial debris. Prevent by copious water intake, minimal dietary salt or? Medication. ...Read more
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