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Is meth use and/or abuse of prescription pain killers associated with chronic kidney stones?

Is meth use and/or abuse of prescription pain killers associated with chronic kidney stones?

Not stones: Meth use does more than cause kidney stones -- it can kill your kidneys and the rest of your organs too. Depending on which prescription pain killers you're talking about, this is extremely dangerous also. If you got very dehydrated during your substance abuse, kidney stones would be possible. ...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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Can meth use over 2 months give me kidney or Blatter stones?

Can meth use over 2 months give me kidney or Blatter stones?

Definitely yes: Meth has a negative effect on almost every part of the human body. Just to mention a few: brain, heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. The constriction of the blood vessels in the kidney leads to decreased production of urine. It may lead to kidney infections, bladder infections, kidney stones, and even a kidney failure in a short period of time. Take this opportunity to stay drugs free. ...Read more

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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stone?

What causes kidney stone?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone?

What causes a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues. Follow up with pmd {private medical doctor} for full work. ...Read more

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How is kidney stone treated?

How is kidney stone treated?

Small pass, big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously. If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up. ...Read more

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L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

Most likely: You will pass it some times with lots of pains, drink plenty of water, if it get stuck then your rotor will help you. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be treated?

Can kidney stones be treated?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Can you die from kidney stones?

Can you die from kidney stones?

From renal failure: Obstructing kidney tones on both sides or one side if there is a single functioning kidney can lead to renal failure, and if untreated to death. Enlarging metabolic or infectious staghorn stones occupying all drainage space within kidney will gradually destroy the organ and untreated lead to kidney failure and death. Hence large or enlarging kidney stones should be removed and then prevented. ...Read more

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How to breakdown kidney stones?

How to breakdown kidney stones?

Surgery: The mainstay of treatment for kidney stones is surgery. If the stone is very small, medications may be used to help pass the stone spontaneously. However, for larger stones, surgery is the only option. Surgery includes endoscopic framgentation of the stones with various forms of therapy such as laser, electohydrohydraulic lithotripsy, or eswl (the bathtub with water). ...Read more

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What causes black kidney stones?

What causes black kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Never heard that kidney stones would be classified by their color. More explanation from you would be helpful. ...Read more

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What will kidney stones feel like?

If they: Are sitting in the kidney minding their own business they may produce no symptoms. If they block the flow of urine to the bladder they can produce considerable (sometimes excruciating) pain in the flank areas with frequent radiation to the area of the groin. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney stones?

What are symptoms of kidney stones?

Pain: Small kidney stones can cause an achy feeling in your back or actually no symptoms. However when the kidney stones enlarge, they can cause blood in the urine, excruriating pain and possibly infections. ...Read more

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What is the cause of kidney stones?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney stones?

What are symptoms of kidney stones?

Stones in kidney: May exist with no symptoms, may produce flank ache or more pain below lower rib, may generate pain down the flank to groin, may irritate bladder and urethra. May produce visible blood in urine, may produce only microscopic blood. If infection coexists, then fever and more anterior flank pain. Occasionally najusea and vomiting. Stone movement is very painful. ...Read more

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How to know if I have kidney stones?

How to know if I have kidney stones?

Here are some...: Reviewing history and conducting physicals leads to suspicion, and imaging studies usually CT with no contrast will confirm if stone is present in urinary tract or not. ...Read more

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Wat are they simtum of kidney stones?

Wat are they simtum of kidney stones?

Flank pain/bloody ur: Flank pain and blood in urine is classic. You will need to have your vitals checked, urine analyzed and either kidney ct or ultrasound. Take pain meds, drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Pain: The pain would present depending on size of stone and location. The pain could be in the lower back or flank, inner thigh, testicles. Blood in the urine (visible or not visible but present on urinalysis). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Symptoms will vary.: Pain is the most common symptom, which comes from obstruction of the ureter, and its location depends on the location of the stone. It comes in waves, and can be mild to intense. This can be accompanied by nausea & vomiting. Blood in the urine is another common finding, and may come with urinary frequency and burning. Some stones are silent, discovered only on imaging. ...Read more

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How the kidney stones forms in our body?

How the kidney stones forms in our body?

Lots of ways: It depends on the stones that you are having. Stones can occur because of problems metabolizing uric acid, chronic kidney infection, not drinking enough fluids, underlying kidney disease, diet, and medications. Analyzing the stone narrows down the possibilities considerably. ...Read more

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What is causing kidney stones if I'm 24?

Many things: Like chronic low-grade kidney infection, metabolic imbalance, hyper-parathyroidism, medications. You should be discussing this with your urologist who is an expert in managing kidney stones. Stones can often be passed by themselves. Sometimes they need the help of a urologist or interventional radiologist to get them out. ...Read more

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Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

Not drinking enough: The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinkning enough water. However, there may be other problems as well, so it is important for you to see your doctor so that the appropriate tests may be obtained. ...Read more

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Could it be kidney stones? What do you do?

Could it be kidney stones? What do you do?

Not enough info.: I am sorry, but there is no descriptions of symptoms. Consider re-asking and including pertinent details. ...Read more

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Can a person die from having kidney stones?

Theoretically: If the stones cause both kidneys to become totally obstructed and you were not treated I guess you could succumb to renal failure. ...Read more

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Can I die from kidney stones if I ignore it?

Can I die from kidney stones if I ignore it?

Yes -kidney failure: Uremia, azotemia all terms for kidney failure.This can occur if you have blockage of either a solitary functioning kidney, or stones blocking both kidneys or ureters. Staghorn calculi, stones that mimic horns can occupy entire kidney collecting system and be silent non symptomatic killers. Most stones are symptomatic, not all. Combination of obstructing stones & proximal infection can be lethal. ...Read more

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Obstructive and non-obstructive kidney stones?

Obstructive and non-obstructive kidney stones?

See below: Nonobstructive kidney stones are those that sit inside the kidney. When they move around and go into the ureters is when they become obstructive, and are more likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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Can you describe what kidney stones feel like?

Can you describe what kidney stones feel like?

Flank pain: Kidney stones cause pain in the back, the flank, the groin, and sometimes the urethra depending on the stone's location in the process of passing. It feels like the worst pain you have ever had according to many patients. ...Read more

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How might you minimize pain from kidney stones?

How might you minimize pain from kidney stones?

Acupuncture: I have had excellent results with auricular acupuncture in several patient's whose pain was not controlled adequately with narcotics. (as an acupuncturist, I am providing a service and not the primary physician treating the renal calculi). ...Read more

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How accurate are xrays in finding kidney stones?

Not very accurate: Abdominal xray are usually not very accurate as the first study for kidney stones. Some stones are not opaque enough to be seen on an xray alone. The kidneys are frequently obscured by bowel gas & stools on the xray and can't be visuallized well, particularly if the stones are small. Ct (better) or ultrasound are better. Xray can be then used for follow up once the stones have been located. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones and how can it be treated?

What causes kidney stones and how can it be treated?

Depends what type: Most common cause of stone formation is lack of adequate hydration. Calcium oxalate stones are the most common and can be prevented by diet low in oxalate believev it or not low calcium diet can cause stones too a metabolic work up if you have a history of stones will help. Second most common are uric acid stones. Alkaline urine by increasing urine ph or decrease in high protein diet helps. ...Read more

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What are kidney stones and what causes them to pass?

What are kidney stones and what causes them to pass?

Lots of fluid: Kidney stones are solid matter from overconcentration of substance from low urine volume/fluid intake, high secretion, low ph, and other factors. An increase in your fluid intake up to at least 2.5-3 liters per day can help dissolve the stone regardless of type. This increase in fluid will help it pass, if it hasn't on its own. ...Read more

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Why would someone be hospitalized for kidney stones?

Most often: For pain control +/- if the stone is too large to be expected to pass on its own. If the patient has an obstructing stone and superimposed infection this is also a potential reason for hospitalization. ...Read more

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What exactly are kidney stones? What are they made of?

What exactly are kidney stones? What are they made of?

Here are some...: Kidney stone result from congregation of insoluble crystals due to low stone inhibitor activities, which is similar to the crystal formation of salt and sugar while the salt- / sugar-containing solution become over-concentrated. The most common composition of urinary stone is calcium oxalate and others may be calcium phosphate, uric acid, cysteine, etc. More? Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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Once having kidney stones are you always susseptible to them?

Yes: Estimates are more than half if first time stone formers will have another. ...Read more

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I'm takin ural for my kidney stones. Am I doin the right thing?

Depends: If your stones have been shown to made of uric acid then ural may help dissolve them. Most stones are not uric acid and will not dissolve so the distinction is important. If stones are causing kidney obstruction it is important that the obstruction is relieved to prevent infection and/or loss of kidney function. Ask a urologist. ...Read more

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How to treat kidney stones?

How to treat kidney stones?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How to treat kidney stones?

How to treat kidney stones?

Fluids, pain relief: Kidney stones classically cause sudden severe lower back pain, which radiates to the groin, may be associated with nausea. Commonly blood in the urine. May be precipitated by dehydration, so drink plenty. Pain may be eased with NSAID medication such as Diclofenac, or Ibuprofen. If persisting pain, fever, or known impairment of kidney function recommend Dr review same day! ...Read more

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Can you bleed from kidney stones

Can you bleed from kidney stones

Yes: Kidney stones are a common source of blood in the urine, called hematuria. This blood can either be blood one sees, called "gross" hematuria, or blood only detected on microscopic examination of the urine. Any gross blood in the urine warrants prompt evaluation, and persistent microscopic hematuria needs to be worked up as well. ...Read more

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What is the reason for kidney stones?

What is the reason for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Hello ~ A: lithogenic urine. Too much calcium, calcium carbonate (CaCO3) uric acid, or oxalates (and a few others) in the urine, associated with dehydration = stones. SEE BELOW:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/causes/con-20024829
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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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more