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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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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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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 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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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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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)

Urolithiasis is the term for 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