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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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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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Please suggest what food to avoid during a diagnosis of a kidney stone?

Please suggest what food to avoid during a diagnosis of a kidney stone?

None: There is no merit in trying to alter your diet until you see a urologist and determine the most likely cause of your stones. ...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 bilateral nephrolithiasis?

What is bilateral nephrolithiasis?

Stones both kidneys: Bilateral means "both sides:" stones in both kidneys. ...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?

No but: Try not to worry but you should be seen and followed by a urologist and get a stone metabolic workup on blood and urine. The 6.8mm stone will not pass on its own and will give pain in all likelihood unless it is in a certain location...More info needed. Get help if possible where you are. ...Read more

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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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How to prevent nephrolithiasis with caliectasis bilateral?

Drink water: Key is staying hydrated with light urine without fail. Cal is rasid by no means dooms you to kidney stones. ...Read more

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A patient has been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis but is suffering from nephrolithiasis.?

A patient has been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis but is suffering from nephrolithiasis.?

Stone formers: Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones.Nephrocalcinosis is a condition of depositing calcium into the tissue/collecting systems/tubules of either the cortex (outer portion) or medulla (inner portion) of the kidney - this can lead to stone formation. Corticol and medullary nephrocalcinosis have different mechanisms/causes and are associated with different physiologic/anatomic conditions (eg msk). ...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. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrolithiasis (Definition)

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