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Kidney Stone Take
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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Quite Variable: Several factors, primarily stone size and patient anatomy, determine how long a stone will take to pass. Larger stones generally take longer to get to the bladder. Stones larger than ~5mm are at higher risk of getting stuck in the ureter and requiring intervention to extract. Scar (stricture) in the ureter also decreases the chance a stone will pass. Good luck. ...Read more
How long do kidney stones take to grow/how fast do they grow? Had several "small" one according to doc, but never passed them. Has been 1.5 yrs
Variable: Some stones can grow fairly quickly over time while others may never cause symptoms. It partly is based upon where the stones are located and what is their composition. ...Read more
My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby
See below: Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed. Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. ...Read more
How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?
Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more
Sir I'm puneet nd I'm 25yrs old, last 2yrs I'm suffering by kidney stone previously I take medicines nd feel relief but when eat eggs the pain started?
Adopt & adapt...: For men after around 18, all physical growth comes to a halt as genetically determined. Afterwords, all men have to adopt & adapt to whatever the life might have brought to them. To assure if eating eggs is related pain, one needs more detailed info on the specifics & relevance of all symptoms stressing their sequence of events + timely physical exam + testing as needed. So, see doc for details. ...Read more
Ask your doc. . .: Seriously, you need to ask your treating physician about what you want to take. Better yet, tell him/her everything you take, both prescription AND over-the-counter medications PLUS dietary supplements. Of note, Nutrilite is a brand, not a specific product, so it's impossible to give you more precise info. Worse, there's no product/ingredient list on their website, so no one can tell much about it ...Read more
Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.
Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.
Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.
Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more
What is k-citrate tablets to accomplish for kidney stone patients? Can't take it because the pill size (ext-release) is a choking hazard. Solution?
Here are some. ..: Taking K-citrate serves supplying and elevating one of the important stone inhibitors - citrate, like drinking fluid containing citric acid in lemon as you last asked. Stone prevention is a constant chore requiring personal dedication to keep daily urine output always > 2500 cc + decrease oral consumption of red meat, dairy products, & salt less than the used-to-be under close pro-monitoring. ...Read more
I was given metronidazole from urgent care. And got a ct scan yesterday that shows a kidney stone should I still take metronidazole?
Are my chances higher to get kidney stones if I take pre workout supplements and creatine the same day of a workout?
Not the key: Your history indicates you've already had kidney stones. The key for you will be staying well-hydrated. Creatine's great for a man putting on muscle, and protein's good after; I hope you're not spending much money on anything else and I trust you're a natural bodybuilder -- everyone I know who's tried artificial steroids has been sorry. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could a person drink daily beer (to reduce kidney stones) if he take a medicine permanently (the medicine is to low cholesterol)?
Depends: It depends on which medicine you're talking about. Regardless, however, you certainly do not want to be drinking more than one on a regular basis. Although beer helps, water is better for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...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