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My father age is 47 he has stone in kidney. He is in pain what can I do and is laser treatment is good for my father that break stone please answer fast?

My father age is 47 he has stone in kidney. He is in pain what can I do and is laser treatment is good for my father that break stone please answer fast?

Go to see urologist: How to treat pain-causing kidney stone is based on the size, shape, location, and density of the offending stone, and the degree of pain and clinical pictures such as chill and fever, surgeon's skill, etc.. ... So, go to see experienced urologist for detailing... In my experience, more than 75 % of stones in ureter and kidney can be broken to disintegrate with laser but... ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

Difference in urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections? Or symptoms? How long does it take to get urine test results? Treatment for 2 year old?

UTi: There is usually no difference between bladder and kidney infection other than fever. Kidney infection tend to have fevers. Other symptoms of kidney infection is vomiting, back pain, more sick-looking. Bladder infections tend to have frequency, pain on voiding and urgency.
Results of urinalysis is usually available immediately at the pediatrician's office. ...Read more

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How can one prevent developing kidney stones and gall bladder stones? Is there any food items that can help cure it naturally?

How can one prevent developing kidney stones and gall bladder stones? Is there any food items that can help cure it naturally?

Kidney and Gallstone: First, find out why you have these problems at age 33. Second, treatment will depend on that answer. Third, as regards the kidney stones, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Give me the treatment process and medicine names for gall bladder stone.

Give me the treatment process and medicine names for gall bladder stone.

Surgery: The only effective treatment for symptoms or complications of gallbladder stones is surgery to remove the gallbladder. This can be done in a minimally invasive fashion as an outpatient. Medications are not effective. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high concentrations of bile and cholesterol. Kidney stones occur in the urinary tract and often contain calcium and minerals excreted by the kidney. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm bladder stone grew from 0.5cm one Urologist says borderline to break by Laser may work may not is it so?

I have a 2cm bladder stone grew from 0.5cm one Urologist says borderline to break by Laser may work may not is it so?

Reconfirm: Your stone grew half a centimeter to two, for most is a source of constant irritation, causes frequency, and cystitis. May be other reasons not to do procedures like your medical condition (s) If you are not happy with explanation take a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for dissolving kidney and gall bladder stones. If what are the methods to be followed to remove it.

Is there any medicine for dissolving kidney and gall bladder stones. If what are the methods to be followed to remove it.

No: There is one medicine for gallstones, but it is not really effective. None that I am aware of for kidney stones. If both present, discuss options with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi! My 16months old son is diagnosed with puv and bladder stone. Does he have to be operated upon or are their other alternative treatment options?

Hi! My 16months old son is diagnosed with puv and bladder stone. Does he have to be operated upon or are their other alternative treatment options?

Post. Urethral valve: Puv is usually diagnosed around birth of child. It is obstruction in the posterior urethra. Extra fold of tissue that narrows urethra and causes obstruction. The bladder becomes thickened and develops out pouchings or diverticula. Severe forms can affect kidney function. Mild forms may delay presentation but incomplete bladder emptying cause stone formation. A cystoscope used to resect valve. ...Read more

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Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Yes: A kidney stone sits in the collecting system of the kidney. A bladder stone sits in the inside of the bladder. It is easy to tell the difference. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in bladder/ureter when I have shortness of breath/mental confusion/tingling of skin? Can kidney/ureter/bladder stones cause this?

I get sharp pains in bladder/ureter when I have shortness of breath/mental confusion/tingling of skin? Can kidney/ureter/bladder stones cause this?

Something is Wrong: This question sounds like two or three different questions. It does not come together to one specific or obvious problem. But, the symptoms are not to be ignored and I would recommend a full evaluation in person with your trusted medical advisor. ...Read more

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Painful bladder spasms 12 days after stinit removed for kidney stones and lasering of stones. How much longer will this last? Reached my max

Painful bladder spasms 12 days after stinit removed for kidney stones and lasering of stones. How much longer will this last? Reached my max

Ask ur Urologist: If he would give u meds stronger than lortab which u r currently taking. Antiinflammatory meds, muscle relaxers and injectable painmeds are other options. God bless u! ...Read more

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Had a stone in the right kidney, after treatment it went out or piece of it during urine pain stopped but I feel jab in the ureter, bladder &testicul.

Had a stone in the right kidney, after treatment it went out or piece of it during urine pain stopped but I feel jab in the ureter, bladder &testicul.

Stone moving: Those are the typical symptoms you see when you're passing some stone fragments through the ureter. I recommend drinking a lot of water and possibly using medication call Flomax (tamsulosin) ...Read more

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What is the treatment of a 21 year old female having small gal bladder stones? Are there any medications or surgery is the only answer?

What is the treatment of a 21 year old female having small gal bladder stones? Are there any medications or surgery is the only answer?

Drugs vs Lifestyle: Some people can manage their gallbladder symptoms by avoiding specific foods. There are other options to treat symptomatic gallstones (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gallstones/basics/treatment/con-20020461). Actigall (ursodiol) (ursodial) comes to mind (http://goo. Gl/z318rm). But remember that surgery & medical management are only for symptomatic gallstones. If they don't bother u, leave alon ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gall bladder stones? Is it only surgery?

What is the treatment for gall bladder stones? Is it only surgery?

Not always: Many people have gall stones and have no symptoms - they require no treatment. The definitive treatment for symptomatic gall stones is surgery, but there are also medications that can cause gall stones to dissolve over time. ...Read more

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I had kidney stone surgery Tuesday basket removal bladder and uretha exploration and lazer done still bleeding lightly now still clotting and in a lot?

I had kidney stone surgery Tuesday basket removal bladder and uretha exploration and lazer done still bleeding lightly now still clotting and in a lot?

Notify urologist: Some urinary bleeding is not unusual and is not worrisome if it's light and clots don't interfere with urination. Drinking lots of fluids is helpful in this regard. Avoid aspirin or antiinflammatories like Aleve, Advil which can increase bleeding tendency. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. However if bleeding persists, becomes heavy and there are large clots, you must notify your urologist. ...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


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Bladder Stones (Definition)

Also known as urolithiasis, these are kidney stones that can be found in the urinary tract, which may cause no symptoms or may result pain in the groin and abdomen, nausea, bloody urine, ...Read more