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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

Here are some. ..: Forming crystals and stones is a constant process and the most important factor to prevent recurrence is keep the concentration of all stone ingredients in the urine for stone formation always below their threshold to form crystals. So, largely, keep 24-hr urine output > 2500 cc constantly. Drinking the fluid like lemon is to supply one of the known stone inhibitors - citrate; so, it may help... ...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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Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

No: Lemon juice and lemonade are recommended for prevention of kidney stones. Lemonade increases urinary citrate levels. Citrate helps block the formation of certain kinds of calcium-based kidney stones. ...Read more

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When you have a kidney stone, is your urine usually bright lemon yellow?

When you have a kidney stone, is your urine usually bright lemon yellow?

No: A tinge of blood, perhaps. Weird-colored urine most often reflects something in the diet or especially medications -- some makers of overpriced vitamins spike them with stuff that changes the urine color so people will believe they're magic. I wouldn't wish a kidney stone on anyone and hope you'll get diagnosed / treated as required with a good result. ...Read more

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For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

Depends: There are multiple types of stones, some form in acid pH others in alkaline pH. You may consult this site for dietary advice about kidney stones.
www. Kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov.

In general drinking more water will help in preventing stones. ...Read more

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I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter (minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?

I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter (minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?

Passing Stones: Lemon juice for certain patients can help prevent stone formation but really will not help in passage. I agree that significant hydration is important, your doctor should also add tamulosin to help facilitate the process. ...Read more

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6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?

6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?

Bubbles: Foamy or bubbly urine is usually a sign of some protein in urine or a change in the PH of your urine (the vinegar and lemon juice). If your pain has decreased, it is likely you have passed the stone. 6 mm is at upper end of size that you may pass on own, have your urologist recheck an X-ray to see if stone still present. If it persists, there are ways for MDs to remove the stone. ...Read more

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Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

May need it out: If the stone is not passing on its own, you may need to have it removed by a urologist. There are many techniques available depending on the situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?

I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?

See your doctor: It would be helpful to have one of your kidney stones analyzed. Regarding your cravings, be careful with excesses of anything, especially salt. The lemons will offer some citric acid to your system. Small amounts should not be a problem. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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For the past few months, I've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

For the past few months, I've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

Wonder about food: It is sure not related to kidneys. Partially digested material? Go over everything you eat, you probably will find a reason for stool stones. ...Read more

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Kidney stones in both kidneys and diagnosed with sponge kidneys. What’s treatment what helps besides lots of lemon water. Does beer help pass them?

Kidney stones in both kidneys and diagnosed with sponge kidneys. What’s treatment what helps besides lots of lemon water. Does beer help pass them?

Here are some...: Yes, you have medullary sponge kidneys with much expected stones, which is a lifelong disorders with no cure but manageable. Maintaining good urine output of >2500 cc is the must help so to minimize the pace of stone formation, and if passing spontaneously, a smaller stone can pass easier. In general, a stone of <4 mm have an odd to pass in 75-85% in 2 wks if detached and moving into ureters. Best ...Read more

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Advice for kidney stone?

Advice for kidney stone?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How to fight kidney stone?

How to fight kidney stone?

A metabolic work-up: The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...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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How to get a kidney stone?

How to get a kidney stone?

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, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What r kidney stone symptoms?

What r kidney stone symptoms?

Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How often is kidney stone pain?

How often is kidney stone pain?

Depends on site: If the stone is in the ureter (kidney to bladder tube), there is something call "peristalsis", which helps move things along. That would mean a periodicity to the pain: every few minutes. However, if the stone is in the kidney, and blocking the exit, it may be a constant pain; if it is in the urethra (exiting), it may be excrutiating and constant! ...Read more

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What makes a kidney stone grow?

What makes a kidney stone grow?

Depends: Depends on the type and the reason for the stones. Generally hydration (6-8 glasses of water per day), and citrus juice (lemonade/orange) are helpful. See a urologist if you have recurrent stones (all of the time), for a metabolic stone workup which will examine your urine. ...Read more

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How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

ESWL, fluids, etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone passed?

Kidney stones: Medical "expulsive therapy" involves using one or more medications (tamsulisin, ketorolac etc) to dilate and/or relax the ureter, in conjunction with pain control and vigorous oral hydration. The success rate of this approach depends on the size of the stone, your particular ureteral anatomy and your willingness to endure some discomfort in the process. ...Read more

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What causes a black kidney stone?

What causes a black kidney stone?

Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative answer to your question. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kidney stone?

What are the tests for kidney stone?

Several: There are several tests used. The best test is the ct scan but has a lot of radiation. In addition, a kub x-ray, kidney ultrasound, and urinalysis are also used as adjunctive tests. ...Read more

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What is passing a kidney stone like?

What is passing a kidney stone like?

Flank pain & colic.: Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth. There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. ...Read more

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Can a 7.5 mm kidney stone be passed?

Can a 7.5 mm kidney stone be passed?

No: This is too large to pass. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. A 7.5 mm stone should be referred to a urologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Pleas suggestion in 60mm kidney stone?

Without knowing: Any other details, it is difficult to say, but if it is really 6cm, it probably needs some sort of procedure to remove it. Consult with a urologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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What happens after my kidney stone passes?

You feel better: There will probably be some residual soreness. Any blood in the urine will gradually clear and you will feel better. ...Read more

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How to know if I've passed a kidney stone?

How to know if I've passed a kidney stone?

Relief or see stone: Could suspect having passed stone if you had severe flank pain with or without some blood in urine followed by relief of pain. Especially if you a history of kidney stones. Or you might actually see a small stone in the toilet. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more