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Normal Size Of Kidney Stones
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
I have stage three kidney disease. Have been passing small black masses the size of kidney stones but cannot be analyzed. Dr. Has no clue. Any ideas?
The small black masses could be clots, fungal balls, tumors, tissue from the urinary system. I suspect that stone analysis did not look at these other possibliities.
Suggest submitting them to pathology for evaluation with a history and specific question. ...Read more
Kidney stone 8mm in size diagnosed last week just went to bathroom and noticed blood in urine. Should I worry or is it normal?
Kidney stone: Most probably the blood you are seeing is coming from the kidney. 8 mm might be hard to pass spontaneously without intervention. Increase fluids intake and you better use a urinary strainer to catch the stone. Make sure you keep a F/U with your urologist for further management ...Read more
My father was in for kidney stone but xray shows nothing, now his left testicle is swollen 4 x normal size. Catheter maybe?
3+ hematuria, dark yellow urine colour clears after drink a lot of water renal us clear no kidney stones prostate size normal no wbcs in urine?
Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more
Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Can be seen and measured on a plain abdominal x-ray, kidney ultrasound, or abdominal CT scan. The most accurate measurements come from CT scan. When a kidney stone is small, it can be passed naturally (although usually painfully). When the stone is large, it may need to be broken up with ultrasound (lithotripsy) or retrieved by a urologist through the urethra. ...Read more
Smaller is better: In one large study the passage rate was 78% for stones measuring 1 to 4 mm, 60% for those 5 to7 mm, and 39% for those 8 mm or larger. ...Read more
Unclear....: Do you mean having stone-related symptoms for > one month but still not passed yet or having passed many stones over a month? Taking more than a month or few months to pass a stone is does happen occasionally. The pace to pass a stone from kidney through ureter to bladder widely varies among individuals depending on the size & shape of stone and the functional state of ureter to propel the stone. ...Read more
No: There may be other stones, infection or something more serious like a tumor causing the persistent blood. This should be evaluated by your urologist. Please seek assistance for this. ...Read more
Itching all over is not normal, with or without kidney stones. Kidney stones are unlikely to be the cause. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
That sounds quite: Large. If it is in the upper tract ie the kidney I would think it is too large to pass. ...Read more
Yes it can happen: Depending on the size of the stone it can happen but after stone is passed it will return to normal. ...Read more
Low phosphorus levels during a kidney stone episode. Is this normal w/ stones? All other bloodwork is normal? What causes this?
Low phosphorus: How much below normal was your blood phosphours (p) level? A common major cause of a low serum p is hyperparathyroidism (h). The major route of p excretion in normal patients is the urine, and urinary p is increased in h patients. Other causes of low p are alcoholism, decreased dietary intake of p in protein and vit d intoxication. Ask the doctor who ordered your blood for more info about our p. ...Read more
I had a kidney stone removed fri and accidentally removed the stint sat and im still having spasms n pain today (mon). Is this normal?
Ureter spasm: This is normal since if the stone was big enough to cause some irritation and injury to your ureter, this will take a few days for the inflammation and spasm to go down and for you to feel better. I'm not sure what medication regimen your urologist has given you but there are prescription medications that can help reduce the spasm. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was on my right side only, now it has moved to my left side only. Is that normal?
Had an X-ray tuesday and friday. Showed my kidney stone did not move at all not even an inch from where it was in my kidney. Is that normal?
I had a kidney stone procedure done 2 days ago. They used the shockwave procedure. I am back in pain. Feels like another stone. Is this normal?
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