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Doctor insights on: Non Obstructing Punctate Renal Calculi Bilaterally

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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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Is it normal to have multiple tiny punctate renal calculi in both kidneys with no obstruction...And still have severe back pain?

Is it normal to have multiple tiny punctate renal calculi in both kidneys with no obstruction...And still have severe back pain?

Unrelated: Many people have tiny punctate renal calculi and are asymptomatic because of small size, location, and absence of obstruction and it would be highly unlikely that any back pain, especially severe back pain, would be attributed to these stones. In addition, these punctate stones are often in such a location that they are not accessible to treatment via eswl or endoscopy. ...Read more

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Why are my large nonobstructing bilateral renal calculi that aren't supposed to cause pain causing me great pain?

Why are my large nonobstructing bilateral renal calculi that aren't supposed to cause pain causing me great pain?

Needs eval: Your pain should be evaluated and you have a right to a diagnosis that explains the pain. However, the pain is not coming from non-obstructing renal calculi. Consider other causes of bilateral back/flank pain. Remember, non-obstructing stones can dislodge and become very painful when they are being passed. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I hav bilateral renal calculi since 5 years. As of now in my right proximal ureter i hav a 7mm stone causing hydrouteronephrosis please suggest a cure?

I hav bilateral renal calculi since 5 years. As of now in my right proximal ureter i hav a 7mm stone causing hydrouteronephrosis please suggest a cure?

Urologist: Unfortunately, there is no easy "cure" for a 7 mm proximal ureteral stone. You have a small, but not zero, chance to pass this on your own, but even if you can, it will be painful and may cause you to miss substantial amounts of work or school. You need to see a urologist to discuss your options, which fortunately are minimally invasive in most instances. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have non obstructive renal calculi between 3 to 4mm. Will i know if it blocks the ureter? I get pain around twice a day which last less than a min.

See below: You may not know if the stone blocks the ureter. It would be prudent to consult a urologist to see if it would be feasible to remove the stones endoscopically. In the mean time drink plenty of water daily. ...Read more

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I have non obstructive renal calculi between 3 to 4mm. I have no pain. Is it anything to worry about? Any treatment to get it removed?

I have non obstructive renal calculi between 3 to 4mm. I have no pain. Is it anything to worry about? Any treatment to get it removed?

See remark: A stone that size may stay there BUT can increase in size with time.It can drop down the ureter,and that cause agonizing pain.Drink gererous amount of water.Drink one glass of lemonade in am & one in pm.Lemonade won't dissolve stones but help prevent them.If your job entails travelling/flying consult with a urologist best regards ...Read more

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How do doctors get out the renal calculi?

How do doctors get out the renal calculi?

Depends: We use lasers, shockwaves and sometimes medicines can help. ...Read more

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Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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I have renal calculi which do not move and between 3 to 4 mm. They do not cause any pain. Is it something I should be worried about? any treatment ?

I have renal calculi which do not move and between 3 to 4 mm. They do not cause any pain. Is it something I should be worried about? any treatment ?

Lots of water: You need to make sure that you drink enough water each day so that your urine is watery. The stones may pass out on their own, but is generally a painful process. One consideration is to consult a urologist to see if the stones need to be removed by endoscopy. ...Read more

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