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Doctor insights on: Other Side Effects Of Large Kidney Stones

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Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

No: If you have calcium, cystine, or triple-phosphate stones, no. If you have uric acid stones, also no, though you may have been advised to restrict your diet to keep purine intake low. Almonds aren't loaded with purines. You can probably ignore stuff about "acid / alkaline forming foods" from kidney-stone websites; stay hydrated and comply with the rest of your rx. ...Read more

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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How bad is it to have a large kidney stone?

How bad is it to have a large kidney stone?

Hard to say: It's hard to answer how dangerous it would be. Large kidney stones are more difficult to remove than small ones. Depending on its size, location & the status of the kidney, there can be different treatment options & the stone may be completely treated. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

Yes, it can be, but.: Yes, a large may stay there quietly but surely will grow bigger. While it would be probably of no harm to watch it closely for 1-2 yrs, the risk of adding surrounding tissue damage from its increasing size and potentially possible infection will increase; so, for someone at 36, it is too long to watch, so i would recommend to get it out in time and practice stone prevention, and practice... ...Read more

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How soon do you perform lithotripsy when a large kidney stone is detected? I have one meaning 17mmx12mmx5mm

How soon do you perform lithotripsy when a large kidney stone is detected?  I have one meaning 17mmx12mmx5mm

Here's some...: There is no set timing advice for kidney stone of 17x12x5 'm, but depending on stone-related symptoms, past history of stone management, possible stone-related anatomical changes. So, ask urologist for details timely. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 34 year old female and I have a large kidney stone( 8.1 mm) and I have brown discharge..is the because of the kidney stone?

Hi I'm 34 year old female and I have a large kidney stone( 8.1 mm) and I have brown discharge..is the because of the kidney stone?

No: If you mean brown vaginal discharge, that is not due to the kidney stone. Please consult a urologist for treatment of kidney stone. It may be feasible to break it up by sound waves (lithotripsy) and have the pieces come out without surgery. ...Read more

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How to know if large kidney stones will move on out?

How to know if large kidney stones will move on out?

Size and time.: The only way to know for sure is time, but a general cut off is about 5mm(.5cm). Bigger than that, odds are it woun't pass. Smaller will most likely pass. ...Read more

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Could a large kidney stone break a girl's hymen?

Kidney stone: Stones pass down the ureter from the kidney and into the bladder. From there the stone passes out of the body through the urethra. The vagina or hymen is in no way involved in this process. ...Read more

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Is there a non surgical procedure to remove large kidney stones from the body?

Is there a non surgical procedure to remove large kidney stones from the body?

Minimally invasive: Occasionally, large stones need to be removed via a combined percutaneous and endoscopic approach. An interventional radiologist will place a wide diameter sheath into your kidney through your flank. The urologist will the pass an endoscope through the sheath and remove the stone using shock waves. ...Read more

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I have very large kidney stones. Is there any nonsurgical way to get rid of them?

I have very large kidney stones. Is there any nonsurgical way to get rid of them?

Super Phosphozyme: Liquid super-phosphozyme by biotics take this with liquid iodine 30 drops each (take with lemon juice to mask taste) three times a day and see whether your symptoms improve recheck with scan i'n 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What can be done for sickness from a stint inserted to keep a large kidney stone from moving?

What can be done for sickness from a stint inserted to keep a large kidney stone from moving?

Kidney Stone: Well, i think i sound like a broken record but if you just had a stent and are feeling ill, contact the physician who did the procedure or your family doc. They would no best what to do because they are currently treating you. ...Read more

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If you have many large kidney stones could you have pain radiating down from your hip and groin?

If you have many large kidney stones could you have pain radiating down from your hip and groin?

Yes: Typically stones cause symtoms when they move so smaller ones are more liely to cause sx, but"large" is relative term and obstruction or infection from stones (or blood clots) could cause sx. ...Read more

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I have a large kidney stone and have had a stent installed. What can I do about my constant urge to pee?

I have a large kidney stone and have had a stent installed. What can I do about my constant urge to pee?

Medications: There are medications that your doctor can prescribe that should decrease the sensation of needing to void frequently. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet. ...Read more

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Have got kidney stone measuring 0.5mm. Is it big size as the pain keeps coming and going on my side. is the size big to worry of?

Have got kidney stone measuring 0.5mm. Is it big size as the pain keeps coming and going on my side. is the size big to worry of?

Small ones are more: likely to induce pain. Why? Because stone surfaces are composed of crystals with sharp surgaces plus ureters are typcally both very sensitive to irritation & constrict in response to pain, thus visious cycle. Big stones in renal pelvis do not readily enter ureters. Small stones more easily pass into ureters. Always catch stone to identify which of 4 types with goal to help prevent recurrances. ...Read more

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Urinating large amounts of blood the last 12 hours and right side kidney pain. Just kidney stones or more?

Urinating large amounts of blood the last 12 hours and right side kidney pain. Just kidney stones or more?

Stone... but...: With current clinical picture and past medical profile at 29, stone passing is very likely, but unusual bleeding from right kidney has to be ruled out with timely physical exam and urgent CT scan with & without contrast. So, go for urgent evaluation, comparison, care, and counseling. How to get these related things for good care done correctly? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best. ...Read more

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For about the past 3 years i have had to strain/push really hard to urinate.I'm 25yoF w/kidney stone on right side too big to pass.What could be wrong?

For about the past 3 years i have had to strain/push really hard to urinate.I'm 25yoF w/kidney stone on right side too big to pass.What could be wrong?

Urologist: You have had 3 years of difficulty with voiding. You had a kidney stone but that is not related. See a urologist. They will order a voiding cystogram. This will allow them to study your bladder which may be abnormal. You may benefit from treatment. You may need other tests. You may have had kidney damage. ...Read more

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Back/side pain nausea/vomiting chills. Diag w/large dense kidney stone 4 yrs ago was told it would never pass, is it trying to or something.

Back/side pain nausea/vomiting chills. Diag w/large dense kidney stone 4 yrs ago was told it would never pass, is it trying to or something.

YES: SOMETIMES this situation (large kidney stone) can deteriorate due to INFECTION behind it!! You need immediate evaluation in ER!!!!! Go ASAP Good Luck Hope this helps! DrZ ...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