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Doctor insights on: Link Between Kidney Stones And Pneumonia

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Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

 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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

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


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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)?

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

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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?

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

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Is there a link between severe sciatic nerve pain and kidney stones?

Is there  a link between  severe sciatic nerve pain and  kidney stones?

No: the only link the two have is back pain, but back pain from a kidney stone is different than back pain from sciatica. ...Read more

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What can b done to lessen kidney stone pain?

What can b done to lessen kidney stone pain?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. i don't knw the reason ?

Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sue you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues. ...Read more

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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?

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

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


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