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Do beets cause kidney stones?

Do beets cause kidney stones?

Beets and stones: Beets are rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...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


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Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Often normal: Uric acid crystals in an acid urine usually mean nothing. They precipitate as the urine cools. If there's no other evidence of a kidney stone, forget about them. There's no connection with common bile duct stones. ...Read more

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Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Staghorn kidney stone removal?

Nephrolithotomy: While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters. These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist. ...Read more

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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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Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal  stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Oxalate stones: Are often the result of crohn's disease related to the lack of absorption of bile salts in the diseased ileum. You shouldn't have hydronephrosis if there is no obstruction but certainly they can cause lots of pain and hematuria. Hope you are improving. ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

Normal?: What is normal size stone? Normal is not to have kidney stone. 9-10 mm stone is called large since we do not expect that stones in this range can pass spontaneously and needs interventions such as lithotripsy. Please talk to a urologist. ...Read more

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Why kidney stones formed mostly in lower calyces?

Why kidney stones formed mostly in lower calyces?

Gravity: Kidney stones are denser than urine & thus settle downwards from affects of gravity. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Stones and BM: Kidney stones should not cause blood from rectum -- however, if you are bleeding thru bladder, then blood could enter toilet same time as a BM. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Yes, but: It is important to rule out other causes. Diabetes is a common cause of albuminuria and reflects microvascular damage. ...Read more

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Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should be remove. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

No: Obstructing gall stones can cause brownish urine due to excess bile but not an infection in the urine. ...Read more

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Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Kidney stone: Blood in the urine is common for ureteral stones. Need to discuss this with your doctor to determine what type of stone this may be so the proper prevention approach can be developed for you. ...Read more

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Are kidney stone problems hereditary?

Are  kidney stone  problems hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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Why does beets juice causes kidney stones?

Why does beets juice causes kidney stones?

Oxalate Levels: Beet juice has high levels of oxalate. If you are prone to forming oxalate stones the beet juice could hasten the stone formation. ...Read more

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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)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more