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Link Between Kidney Stones And Pneumonia
Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?
Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more
Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more
After taking Topamax (topiramate) for 4 yrs I had a lg kidney stone. DR recommended coming off due to possible link w stone. Is it safe to go back on Topamax (topiramate)?
It is safe,: It could be difficult to quit taking Topamax (topiramate) because of the withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor's instruction and taper down Topamax (topiramate) (e.g 25mg down every 3 days) to ovoid complications. You always can go back, gradually , on Topamax (topiramate). Good luck. ...Read more
I've had kidney stones at least 6 times within the past 3 years. I've been taking out my own tonsil stones. Is there a link? Why do I get them?
Maybe: Stones in the kidney can be cause by chemical imbalance in the urine or infection. It is the same for tonsils or salivary glands. However, because they do different things, it is just as likely that they are caused by different things. Ask your doctor to test your stones (when you find them) to see if the kidney stones are the same composition as the tonsil stones. ...Read more
What is ANA CRP and ESR test serum TSH and urine g e? Is there any link to vitamin d deficiecny or kidney stones?
All can be connected: Too difficult to answer on here. See your doctor for an explanation. ...Read more
Narcotics: Narcotics (opiates) are the mainstay for pain relief. Examples includes oxycodone, morphine and dilaudid. Additional choices such as tylenol can help. Alpha blockers such as Flomax or uroxatral (alfuzosin) can relax the ureters and assist in stone passage. Remember to drink fluids to produce 2+ liters of urine daily. If admitted, request a pca (patient controlled IV anesthesia pump). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?
Obstruction = Pain: Kidney stones that are within the kidney and not causing any obstruction to the flow of urine are generally not symptomatic. If a stone blocks the flow of urine, pressure builds up above the stone causing stretching (hydronephrosis) and deep pain. That said, sometimes a stone can be obstructing a single calyx (see image) and can cause pain, even though the stone is not within the ureter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have to have a 1.5 inch kidney stone surgically removed. How long will i b in hospital typically and how large will the incision be?
Ask Doc...: Nowadays in the us, open surgery to remove kidney stone of 1.5 inch still can be done with telescope with stone breaker through 1-2 incisions of 1.5-2 cm over the flank/back safely with 0-2 days of hospital stay. But, occasionally, open surgery is needed for unusual technical and anatomical difficulty. For individual details, ask attending doc timely. Best wish and luck... ...Read more
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
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
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