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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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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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Gall stone in gall bladder?

Gall stone in gall bladder?

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 more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Obstructive and non-obstructive kidney stones?

See below: Nonobstructive kidney stones are those that sit inside the kidney. When they move around and go into the ureters is when they become obstructive, and are more likely to cause problems. ...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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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

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 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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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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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

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

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Gall bladder stone 16mm operation ?

Gall bladder stone 16mm operation ?

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 more

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Why do gall bladder stones formed?

Why do gall bladder stones formed?

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 more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones hurt?

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 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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Scenario #1: multiple kiney stones in both kidneys. Severe left flank pain. Antibiotics / pain mgmt x 14 days. Tomany stones to pass. Hematuria +. Tx?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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See urologist: You need to see a urologist . There are different maipulation can be considered including eswl, laser lithotripsy, percutaneous etc.Eswl will be the non invasive one. Definitely need to discuss further with urologist about treatment options for you. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Is eating small stones harmful?

Is eating small stones harmful?

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 more

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Why we don't use contrast if there are stones?

Stones: Are radio-opaque and don't need extra contrast because they light up on their own. ...Read more

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Wat should be the diet for a person having stones?

Wat should be the diet for a person having stones?

What kind of stones: Gallstones? Kidney stones? What kind of kidney stones uric acid, oxalate, other? Salivary duct stones? Different stones, different advice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i lose 2 stones in a couple of months?

Can you tell me how could i lose 2 stones in a couple of months?

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

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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?

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

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What Are Gall Stones?

What Are Gall Stones?

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 more

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Can gall stones be passed?

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 more

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How many pounds is a stone?

How many pounds is a stone?

See below: If you mean kidney stones, they are not assesed in weight, they are mainly assessed by size varying from 1-2 mm to more than 10-15 mm.Very rarely there are bigger around 2 inches.They all are certainly less than fractions of pounds. ...Read more

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Why do I get tonsile stones ?

Why do I get tonsile stones ?

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 more

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I need to lose 10 stone! help!

I need to lose 10 stone! help!

See details: These is no easy way. The major thing is to minimize carbohydrate intake. No bread, pasta, cheese sodas of any kind, sweets or desserts. Control portion size. No snacking. Exercise regularly and add strength training. ...Read more

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Does gatorade causegall stones?

Does gatorade causegall stones?

Gatorade contains: Water, electrolytes, and sugar. None of these ingredients have any connection to gallstone formation. ...Read more

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Lava stone what is it good for.?

Lava stone what is it good for.?

Not much. : Scrubbing calluses and corns on your feet. Decorative use around the garden. ...Read more

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How does one develop gall stones?

How does one develop gall stones?

Lots of reasons: The gallbladder isn't emptying well is most common. Some other things can cause it - some mechanical heart valves or some heriditary blood diseases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gull stones.?

What are symptoms of gull stones.?

Belly pain: Under the bottom of your right rib cage - especially after you eat something fatty or fried. But ... Sometimes gallstones don't cause any symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Could i lose a stone in one month?

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

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What are the causes of gall stones?

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

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What's done for multiple gall stones?

What's done for multiple gall stones?

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

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Can minor gall stones naturally pass?

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