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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Right upper abd pain: Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food. Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have symptomatic gallstones you may need to see a surgeon for gall bladder removal. Untreated, it can cause a more serious infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?
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
Not typically: There is nothing inherent to this procedure which would lower a persons threshold for seizure. Individuals at risk for seizure should know that these procedures often require anesthesia and the use of those medications may change the effectiveness of anti-seizure medications. This can be discussed with the anesthesia team prior to scheduling a procedure. ...Read more
Gallstone: Just the presence of a gallstone on a study in and of itself is not an indication for surgery. Symptoms of recurrent upper abdominal discomfort with gas bloating & nausea after eating, painful yellow jaundice, recurrent vomiting after eating, abnormal liver blood tests; each can be an indication for surgery. Discuss and review your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Component imbalance: The principal components of bile are water, bile salts, cholesterol and lecithin. Imbalance in these components causes precipitation and stone formation. Most stones are pure cholesterol or cholesterol with calcium mixed in. Pigment (black) stones occasionally form in the gallbladder and are associated with hemolytic conditions such as sickle cell anemia and others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Kidney stones typically cause pain when they cause obstruction. This is when the stone sits somewhere in the ureter and cause the kidney to dilate. Stones that sits within the kidney and not causing the kidney to dilate may cause renal colic as well. Instead of causing the whole kidney to obstruct, it causes a small part of the kidney to obstruct (infundibulum–caliceal level) and can cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scenario #1: multiple kiney stones in both kidneys. Severe left flank pain. Antibiotics / pain mgmt x 14 days. Tomany stones to pass. Hematuria +. Tx?
Has anyone heard of a kidney releasing all of the kidney stones quickl? I passed 5 stones in two days with 3 more a week later same kiney
Stones analyzed?: Hi. That's awful! I'm sorry! Did you give a stone to your doctor to have it analyzed? Most stones are calcium oxalate with a little calcium phosphate thrown in for good measure. Many cases are treatable/preventable. Have your doc check your serum calcium and 24-hour urine calcium for starters. Preventing the next stones is important! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating stones.: Your body cannot handle ingested stones, so they certainly could be troublesome, especially stones with sharper edges that could traumatize the digestive tract and cause bleeding and perforation, or dirty stones that could lead to infection. You need to understand why this is a desire of yours and learn how to reduce this desire. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 stones(28 pounds): In a couple months is a pretty high goal. Consider losing at a slower rate to keep it off. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a mix of aerobic ; weight lifting. ...Read more
If all types of scans showed zero stones, then why did I pass 4 stones only 5 days after my scans? How is this possible? Are the scans not accurate?
Stones: I don't know what type of imaging you had-ultrasound, plain xrays or ct scan, but nonopaque kidney stones may elude detection. In some cases the stones are obscured by shadows or the stones may have been in the urinary bladder and not the kidneys. Your physician or urologist can advise you best as he/she knows all your findings. ...Read more
Gall stones: These are stones that form in the Gall Bladder when the bile is very saturated and sits around in the gallbladder. Many of them are small and pass out of the gallbladder without a hitch, but occasionally they can grow large and block the duct. Havoc ensues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Usually large gall stones do not pass but do sometimes cause obstruction at the common bile duct with increased pain and sometimes jaundice. Sludge and gravel are small enough to disappear.A fistula sometimes develops between a gangrenous gallbladder and the duodenum or other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, allowing passage of the stone. If have gallstones and pain surgery usually indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsiliths: The condition you refer to is known as tonsiliths, it is caused when a patient has "cryptic" tonsils. Large crypts in tonsil and not smooth look like craters. The cellular debri in the mouth collect here and if present for a perios of time the the debri drys out causing hard "stones" gargle with listerine or salt water gargle routinely to wash the cellular material out doesn;t cure but helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stone time: Absolutely, it depends on the size of the stone and its location. After one month it becomes less likely to pass and more likely to cause kidney injury, thus a procedure is generally recommended. ...Read more
Many causes: When bile chemical composition (cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate, calcium carbonate) in the gallbladder gets out of balance, gallstones can form. While its not completely clear why some develop the chemical imbalance, we do know that gallstones are more common in obese people, women (especially oral contraceptives/hormone replacement), high fat intake, diabetes, rapid weight loss - to name a few. ...Read more
Depends: Leave them alone & observe if you are having no abdominal symptoms of discomfort, nausea or vomiting. Laparoscopic surgery is a common means to remove gallbladder and gallstones if they are causing an illness or problem. Medication may dissolve non-calcified gallstones but may take years. ...Read more
Not likely: Gallstones can cause significant pain with yellow jaundice or pancreatitis when they pass through the bile duct, even small ones.Fortunately this does not happen too often. If the gallstones are causing no symptoms then they can be observed. If they are causing upper abdominal pains then consider seeing a surgeon for gallbladder surgery. ...Read more