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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d

I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d

Kidney stone??: If you truly had a kidney stone it is supposed to be one of the worst back pains there is and it is usually treated in the ER by putting an IV live in you and pushing in fluids until you pee it out. They try to capture the "sand" analyze it and modify your diet, hoping that you won't make another. If you have one that didn't pass there are techniques to break it up from outside and then there is s ...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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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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Hi I am under treatment for kidney stone, can I take nutrilite daily suppliments?

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I am under treatment for kidney stone, can I take nutrilite daily suppliments?

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

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My fiancee got a kidney stone of 6mm in size according to the ultrasound, is it possible to pass it without surgery?

My fiancee got a kidney stone of 6mm in size according to the ultrasound, is it possible to pass it without surgery?

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 3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. A 6mm stone, less likely usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?

My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?

Kidney stone: In a child, your doctor would direct you according to history, physical exam and imaging studies to detect the site of the stone in the urinary tract and whether there are any complications, e.g. Blockage of urine flow, check this link for more information http://www.uptodate.com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics?source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9 ...Read more

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I recently had an ultrasound of my right kidney where a kidney stone was found along with a 3mm bright echo was found. Should i be concerned?

I recently had an ultrasound of my right kidney where a kidney stone was found along with a 3mm bright echo was found. Should i be concerned?

Probably not...: Increased use of us or ct to evaluate body pain had led to finding small asymptomatic stone or mass in kidneys, lungs, liver, etc. Which is incidental and poses substantial dilemma on how to handle these subclinical findings. For kidney stone of 3 mm, i would leave it alone if you have no stone-related symptoms., but followed yearly with a x-ray film (kub). More detailing, work with urologist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a kidney stone on ultrasound?

What are the signs of a kidney stone on ultrasound?

Bright spots: Kidney stones show up on ultrasound as bright echogenic foci (white spots) within the substance of the kidney. If the stones are larger than 3 or 4 mm there will be a darker area behind the stone representing an acoustical shadow. Obstruction of the kidney by a stone will cause dilatation of the kidney's collecting system which will appear as black fluid spaces within the kidney. ...Read more

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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


Kidney Stone (Definition)

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