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Doctor insights on: Link Between Kidney Stones And Pneumonia

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What is the link between eating tomato seeds and kidney stone patients? Or is there? Why?

What is the link between eating tomato seeds and kidney stone patients? Or is there?  Why?

No known linkage: There is no documented linkage between eating tomato seeds an n kidney stones.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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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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

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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 from 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 an urinalysis and an exam to make sure 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

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. Lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be soft?

Yes: Kidney stones are usually hard, but some stones associated with infection are soft. The best way to know for sure what it is, is to take it to a lab or your doctor's office and have a "Stone Analysis" done. ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus, may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone form?

How does a kidney stone form?

Depends on the Type!: There are many types of stones & the cause of the stone depend on the type of stone. In women, struvite stones are caused by urinary tract infections. Calcium stones, the most common occur for a variety of reasons. Usually calcium combines with substances such as oxalate, found in foods such as spinach. Uric acid stones form in people with gout. Use a strainer to catch & determine the type to treat. ...Read more

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How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... ...Read more

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How big is a 4mm kidney stone?

about: It is a little larger than 1/8 of an inch. ...Read more

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How do I treat a kidney stone?

How do I treat a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: Considering the following — size, shape, density, and site of stones inside kidney; detailed anatomical structure of kidney; prior Hx of how to manage stones; technology & equipment availability of facility; professional proficiency, etc, can help decide how to treat individual stone properly, but all Rx still come along with a price — possible inherent side effects. So, ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more

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Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location.
Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chance of pasing spontaneously. Medication might help. Otherwise, lithotripsy might be necessary. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

See a urologist: Stone is too big to pass sponaneousy & too large for shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). Urologic stone expert will likely advise percutaneos nephro-lithopaxyy (pcnl). This involves temporary placement of a percutaneous neprostomy tube, through which a nephroscope is passed & stone is proken up by laser or tithoclst. Performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Open surgery should be avoided. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone get treated?

How does a kidney stone get treated?

It Depends: The treatment of kidneys stones ts based on a number of factors including overall stone burden — size and number of stones, as well as location of stones, type of stone, and the individual anatomy. Treatment options include shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, and percutanesous nephrolithotomy. Your urologist will determine the best approach for you. ...Read more

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What to do about a 5mm kidney stone?

What to do about a 5mm kidney stone?

Depends: If it is not bothering you, you leave it alone. You will likely pass it. If it is causing pain, infection or obstruction, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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How does kidney stone affect pooing?

How does kidney stone affect pooing?

Kidney stones: Kidney stones do not usually affect bowel movements however, not drinking enough water is a major cause for both stones and constipation. Also, with kidney stones, any strain or pressure in the abdomen (like having a bowel movement) can cause pain. So drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more

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Are kidney stone issues age related?

Are kidney stone issues age related?

Not at all: as I have seen kidney stones in just about all age groups. Getting younger. In the younger ages believed to be related to high I tack of certain foods with salt and lack of fluid intake. Older age patients depends on what kind of stone. But in all age groups ...Read more

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Kidney stone in lower pole of 10.5 mm?

Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try to find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Are kidney stone problems hereditary?

Are kidney stone problems hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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Can an ualogist break a 4mm kidney stone?

Lithotripsy.: Several factors related to the stone, including stone burden (size and number), composition, and location, affect the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). A stone that size should be treatable using lithotripsy (shock wave treatment). ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more