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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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Kidney stones in both kidneys 10mm, what should I do I am in pain.

Kidney stones in both kidneys 10mm, what should I do I am in pain.

Won't pass: Stones that large won't pass on their own. Patients with pain that doesn't change in location or that can't keep fluids down, should go to the er. ...Read more

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I have no insurance and have kidney stones in both kidneys plus an infection in left one........Can anyone help me?

I have no insurance and have kidney stones in both kidneys plus an infection in left one........Can anyone help me?

Kidney stones & infx: Many areas have clinics that base fees on sliding scale according to pt's income. In meantime, drink plenty of water & cranberry juice to keep kidneys flushed & possibly help fight infection. Hospital clinics often r willing to work out payment schedule for those who have no insurance. ...Read more

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I had kidney stones in both kidneys diagnosed for years. After 4 weeks supplementation of vit k2-mk7 along with octacosanol, no stones. Comments? Ty.

A good result,,: It's hard to say if these resulted in resolution of your stones directly as the octacosonol is possibly beneficial by inhibiting cholesterol production and the vit k2-mk7 helps with heart disease and bone health, but they could have indirectly helped. It's possible they were calcium stones and were dissolved and they may have helped renal function and circulation to clear any stone. ...Read more

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Hi. Would like to know with kidney stones in both kidneys are u more prone to UTI infection. Had 10 in. In a year. Female. Thank you:)?

Hi. Would like to know with kidney stones in both kidneys are u more prone to UTI infection. Had 10 in. In a year. Female. Thank you:)?

See below: Kidney stones cause blockage or ripples in the flow of urine and sometimes the blckage may be complete. Uti can be a cystitis ie a blader infection alone, or pyelonephritis ie a infection upto the kidneys. Prescence of a stone or many stones cause a susceptibility to infection, and it would advisable to seek a urologist to eliminate the stones and also try and prevent new ones. ...Read more

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Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology. ...Read more

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I just was diagnosed with kidney stones in both my kidneys, what should I be avoiding eating or drinking?

I just was diagnosed with kidney stones in both my kidneys, what should I be avoiding eating or drinking?

Stone composition: Is needed to determine diet modifications. 90 % of kidney stones can be prevented using combination of diet and drug therapy.
Calcium oxalate stone - avoid vitamin c, grapefruit juice, dark colas
uric acid stones: avoid berries, beer, animal protein. ...Read more

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Hi, I have kidney stones in both of my kidneys. I am 5ft8" & 78 kgs. My water intake is 3liters and I am a vegeterian. How to get rid of these?

Drinking is good but: Drinking water is good but not the only answer. If you have any recurrent kidney stones or you have multiple stones you may need to do a 24 hour urine collection. After the urine test you may need to see a dietitian that will adjust your diet to decrease your risk of having other kidney stones. Depending on the stone composition you may need to be started on medications. Counsel a specialist. ...Read more

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What to do with kidney stones if I'm 30?

More water: Dietary changes.........Depending on the chemical nature of stone. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm facing from recurring kidney stones.?

What do you suggest if I'm facing from recurring kidney stones.?

Do your best...: Recurrent stone formers should follow instructions closely from treating urologist designed according to the report of stone work-up. So, to keep daily urine output constantly >2500 cc evenly through 24 hours, and consume less salt, red meat, and dairy products by at least 50% is a universal decent advice. Practicing stone prevention can be hard, but doable and effective.

Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more

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I'm 35. Male and have kidney stones, help!?

I'm 35. Male and have kidney stones, help!?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What to do about kidney stones if I'm diabetic?

What to do about kidney stones if I'm diabetic?

Careful: You are more likely to get a kidney infection if you are diabetic and many would give you an antibiotic just in case. ...Read more

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How should I get calcium if I'm prone to kidney stones?

How should I get calcium if I'm prone to kidney stones?

Cautiously: Agree w dr rodriguez. No direct relation. But, much calcium intake leads to much calcium in urine. Calcium with meals is safer than bet meals since it binds to phosphorus in gut leading to loss in stools lowering calcium/phosphorus levels in urine i.e. Cutting phosphorus stones. If use calcium for bone health, use calcium citrate & get 24 hr urine calcium levels, if hi it adds to stone risk still. ...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