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Other Side Effects Of Large Kidney Stones
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
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
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
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
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
How can I come up positive for methadone when I have not taken it since may? Is it possibly stored in large kidney stones?
See below : It can not be stored in a kidney stone. If you have not taken it in 4 months there is no way it could be positive. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a large kidney stone and have had a stent installed. What can I do about my constant urge to pee?
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
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
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
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
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.
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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