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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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


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