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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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Severe sharp pain up right abdo. Only. hurts more if lay on left side, breath deep. CT ok, blood ok, er dc said kidney stones?I'm screaming inpain

Severe sharp pain up right abdo. Only. hurts more if lay on left side, breath deep. CT ok, blood ok, er dc said kidney stones?I'm screaming inpain

You should return t: ER so they can give you more pain meds, if the pain is truly caused by kidney stone. Most kidney stones pass, even though pain is severe when the stone moves down the ureter. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated. Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.

Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated.  Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.

See doctor ASAP: It sounds like you may have a serious urinary tract and kidney infection, which can follow urethoscopy. Immediately contact the doctor who did the urethroscopy, or your primary care doctor. If you can't reach them, go to an urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.

Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that i can buy that will rule out all bad causes of bad breath like kidneys and liver?

Is there a blood test that i can buy that will rule out all bad causes of bad breath like kidneys and liver?

No: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... After seeing one's dentist for routine dental preventive care, and stopping "odiferous" foods, one can see her primary care doctor to look for halitosis causes. ...Read more

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I have mixed connective tissue disease, am i starting kidney issues now? Frothy clear pee, bad breath, constant urination, pain in left side often.

I have mixed connective tissue disease, am i starting kidney issues now? Frothy clear pee, bad breath, constant urination, pain in left side often.

Impossible to say: The easiest way to answer your question is to have your doctor or rheumatologist do a urinalysis and check kidney function. Then you know for sure. Bad breath is unrelated and the other symptoms may be simply related to a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

What do you do?: Body odor is caused either by something you eat or from bacterial breakdown such is axilla or other locations. Are you eating something such as garlic or other types of food that comes through your pores. Do you use deodorant or bathe at least once per day? These are routine suggestions. ...Read more

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How bad is it to have a large kidney stone?

How bad is it to have a large kidney stone?

Hard to say: It's hard to answer how dangerous it would be. Large kidney stones are more difficult to remove than small ones. Depending on its size, location & the status of the kidney, there can be different treatment options & the stone may be completely treated. ...Read more

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I have tonsil stones, bad breath and choking, what to do?

ENT: You need and ear, nose and throat doctor. They can remove the stones, it is easy and should be painless. ...Read more

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Is skim milk bad for kidney stones? Should I stop taking dairy products?

Is skim milk bad for kidney stones? Should I stop taking dairy products?

Not the key: Following a kidney stone that contains calcium, you may be advised to limit / restrict all kinds of things that main contain calcium, phosphate or whatever. This probably has more to do with physicians protecting themselves from possible liability, and this is not the key to preventing stones -- staying very well-hydrated is far more important. Talk with your physician about this. ...Read more

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Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Oxalate: Oxalate is the culprit in beans; the solid soy bean has more oxalate than soy oil, for sure; so eating soy beans will more likely increase stone potential compared to soy oil, which you may use in cooking or on a salad. The oxalate rich foods are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; minimize these; drink 3-4 liters fluid per day; ...Read more

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My 16 yo boyfriend has kidney stones and he is in really bad pain. What is it exactly and what should he do?

My 16 yo boyfriend has kidney stones and he is in really bad pain. What is it exactly and what should he do?

See: A urologist for help with the stones. In addition, if you are truly 32 years old and your boyfriend is 16 years you should consider why you are in a relationship with someone so young. You may do real harm to him in this situation. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to get rid of a kidney stone. I have one in my left kidnet and it is causing bad pain?

Is there a natural way to get rid of a kidney stone. I have one in my left kidnet and it is causing bad pain?

Kidney stones: See a urologist asap. They can often remove the stones or help break them up. Left alone they can obstruct the ureter and hurt your kidney's ability to function properly. Seek help. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

KIDNEY STONE: Sounds like you are being given the chance to pass the stone which always beats the alternative. I would first recommend that you DRINK, DRINK, and DRINK. Water that is. Lemonade is fine too but you don't want to overdo the calories. Over hydrate yourself so you literally flush that stone out. Secondly, move around as much as you can. Jar it loose and use gravity to your advantage. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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When you have kidney stones does it hurt on both sides? I hurt my back wednesday and i hope it's not kidney stones. The pain is really bad!

When you have kidney stones does it hurt on both sides? I hurt my back wednesday and i hope it's not kidney stones. The pain is really bad!

Kidney stones : Generally speaking kidney stones tend to cause pain only on one side. It is less common to have pain from stones on both sides. Typically the pain goes from your lower back to your groin with and is quite excruciating. ...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


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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more