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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
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
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
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
Do you have pain?: The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery. Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Diet plans: Most effective diet plans are those that involve permanent changes in eating habits. Portion size restriction, calorie restriction, low bad fats (animal, trans), low glycemic index foods (avoid white bread/rice/pasta/potatoes). Combine these with exercise program: walking is the safest exercise—low impact, easy on joints. Commercial plans like jennie craig & weight watchers seem to work well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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