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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrolithiasis (Overview)

This means stones within the kidney.


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Is itching a symptom of kidney stone?

Is itching a symptom of kidney stone?

Itch.: I wouldn't think that being itchy would be suggestive of a kidney stone. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
697 Doctors shared insights

Nephrolithiasis (Overview)

This means stones within the kidney.


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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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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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What are signs of a kidney stone being stuck in your kidney?

What are signs of a kidney stone being stuck in your kidney?

Nephrolithiasis: Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size they can cause obstruction of the ureter. Ureteral obstruction can cause pain, vomiting, blood in urine., the pain typically comes and goes in waves lasting 20 to 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How are kidney stones made and how do they diagnose it?

How are kidney stones made and how do they diagnose it?

Kidney stones: There are many causes for kidney stones. Diagnosis is made by combination of urinalysis, ultrasound of the kidneys, ct scan (non-contrast) or by straining urine and find the stones in the urine. Most common symptoms are pain and blood in urine. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...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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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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What causes kidney stones in a young child?

What causes kidney stones in a young child?

Info: Kidney stones (also called nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) develop when a collection of minerals or other material form a small "stone." the stone can cause pain, block the flow of urine, and rarely cause long-term kidney problems if it is not recognized and treated promptly. Fortunately, most children who develop kidney stones recover without any long-term complications.

Stones are less common. ...Read more

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Got my CT scan results and it said 1 to 2 mm calcications of botj kidneys and may be attributed to nephrocalcinosis does that mean kidney stones?

Got my CT scan results and it said 1 to 2 mm calcications of botj kidneys and may be attributed to nephrocalcinosis does that mean kidney stones?

No: Are you testing our knowledge? Lol whoever ordered the ct scan can tell you that nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis are two different things! Nephrocalcinosis is deposition of calcium within the kidney tissue itself (parenchyma) and nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) are stones, not necessarily made up of calcium found in tubules, ureter and other areas where urine travels before it empties! ...Read more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not misss your dialysis sessions
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Eat low-phosphorus foods
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Eat a low-potassium diet
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What is the best way to treat a kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

What is the best way to treat a kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

Probably surgery: It appears you have a kidney stone and enlarged kidney (hydronephrosis)--- probably due to obstruction. This needs in addition to pain medications, possible stent placement or surgery to relieve the obstruction. ...Read more

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How is kidney stone treated?

How is kidney stone treated?

Small pass, big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously. If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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What is the treatment for nephrolithiasis?

What is the treatment for nephrolithiasis?

Orthophosphoric acid: Orthophosphoric acid helps ease kidney stone pain dosage is 40mg (30drops) supplied by biotics as superphosphozyme. ...Read more

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What do you reccomend to get rid of a 12mm kidney stone?

Lithotripsy: Most stones can be pulverized by sound waves and the fragment can then pass in urine. See this site for more information.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007113.htm. ...Read more

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Should I sue my doctor for labeling me as a pain drug seeker for kidney stones?

Wouldn't advise it: Thanks to today's "war on drugs", physicians are under pressure to identify people looking for opiates for recreation, to maintain a habit, or for pain that the government doesn't consider bad enough. Physicians are also in grave danger even if they rx opiates thinking they're doing the right thing. I'm no lawyer, but if you didn't lose your job over an egregious physician error, don't do it. ...Read more

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I am taking deplatt tablets, I also have kidney stones and am to undergo laser kidney stone removal, have to stop deplatt, is there an alternative?

I am taking deplatt tablets, I also have kidney stones and am to undergo laser kidney stone removal, have to stop deplatt, is there an alternative?

Ask who gave you med: You need to ask the doctor who gave you deplatt. You're on it for a reason, I'm assuming to prevent stroke, heart attack or blood clot. Some people need to be on a Lovenox (enoxaparin) bridge. As a urologist I would defer to the doctor who rx'd the deplat. ...Read more

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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Kidney stone: There are several types of kidney stones and at 26 years of age it is important that you know what type of stones you are passing. A stone should be submitted for analysis and you should have a 24 hour urine collection for stone risk analysis. You will need to see a urologist for this. In the mean while try to drink enough fluid to make about 2 liters of urine daily. (very little color). ...Read more

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How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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What is bilateral nephrolithiasis?

Stones both kidneys: Bilateral means "both sides:" stones in both kidneys. ...Read more

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I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

Depends on Size: The size of the stone determines if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 cm usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl (sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Often stones can be observed by xray, intervening only when painful. ...Read more

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I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

Seek evaluation.: Just because you have stones doesn't mean they will necessarily obstruct & cause you problems; but you may be at risk. The best way to assess your risk is to discuss your case with a urologist. A detailed history is important. And if you are a driver or a pilot, understanding your risk is important since you cannot afford to have an attack of renal colic while on the job. Seek advice & good luck. ...Read more

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I have several nonobstructing nephrolithiasis, largest is 3.5 mm. Should I worry? How long in furture till they start hurting? I have pain medicine

I have several nonobstructing nephrolithiasis, largest is 3.5 mm. Should I worry? How long in furture till they start hurting? I have pain medicine

Needs follow-up: At this point it sounds like the stones are still in the kidney. They should not cause pain unless they start moving down the kidney tube (ureter). Good news is largest stone is 3.5 mm which should be passable. Would see urologist to follow stones and do tests to see why you are forming them ...Read more

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What is the treatment for nephrolithiasis?

Orthophosphoric acid: Orthophosphoric acid helps ease kidney stone pain dosage is 40mg (30drops) supplied by biotics as superphosphozyme. ...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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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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