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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
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