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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

Here are ...: The recovery time after kidney stone procedures may highly vary depending on the complexity with or without complications of the procedures as well as patient's coping ability. So, it may take 5-7 days or up to 2-3 weeks. Generally speaking, most of the patients cope well with it through proper peri-operative counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of pain medication. Ask Doc timel ...Read more

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What happens after you've kidney stones for a long time?

What happens after you've kidney stones for a long time?

Infection, pain: If you've had kidney stones for a long time, several things can occur. It can cause no symptoms at all or you can develop symptoms at some point. Problems inlcude bloody urine, kidney damage if there is blockage, pain in the kidney area, or recurrent urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Can the pain from kidney stones be felt on both sides at different times?

Can the pain from kidney stones be felt on both sides at different times?

Kidney stones: Not unless you have one on the other side or you have a congenital anomally called horseshoe kidney or pancake kidney which could possibly give you the feelng of pain in the opposite side. I have seen that happen once. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Depends on size: If they are small and do not obstruct the flow of urine, most people have no problems. They can block the flow of urine, which is an emergency and can result in permanent kidney damage if not treated. Some stones get larger and larger and can be difficult to remove. Please see your primary care provider and get a consult with an urologist. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with keeping kidney stones for a long time?

Depends: There are a number of factors that determine the outcome. The number of stones, underlying kidney disease, size of stones or whether there is obstruction, cause of kidney stones, are some pertinent factors. Non-symptomatic stones might not need treatment, but u should see a nephrologist to focus on the prevention http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/can-kidney-stones-cause-kidney-disease.H. ...Read more

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I have got kidney stones I have had them for a long time is there any foods or anything I should avoid?

I have got kidney stones I have had them for a long time is there any foods or anything I should avoid?

Find cause: Cystine, uric acid, and triple-phosphate stones can often be kept from recurring by specific measures that your physician knows. Diet's not the magic answer to any kind of stone & life is complicated enough without modifying what you enjoy eating when the impact is so small. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, drink plenty of water. Good luck. ...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


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