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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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I have urolithiasis..What are the food and drugs that I should avoid?

I have urolithiasis..What are the food and drugs that I should avoid?

Depends on kind: The stone kind makes a difference. However, as a rule of thumb you need more fluid intake especially lemonade/ limeade. Avoid calcium supplements and heavy dairy products and heavy animal protein. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Michael Steigner
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Urolithiasis (Definition)

Urolithiasis is the term for kidney stones that can be found in the urinary tract, which may cause no symptoms or may result pain in the groin and abdomen, nausea, bloody urine, ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber
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What are the tests for urolithiasis?

What are the tests for urolithiasis?

Urinary & radiologic: Urinalysis to detect presence of blood or cystine, microscopy can detect crystals. Timed urinary excretion, commonly 24 hrs, for calcium, uric acid, citrate or oxalates. Kidney & bladder ultrasound, plain abdominal x-ray (kub) and most reliable of all is abdominal ct scan. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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What is meant by bilateral urolithiasis?

What is meant by  bilateral urolithiasis?

Stones, both sides.: Urolithiasis are stones in the urinary tract, such as a kidney stone, ureteral stone, or bladder stone. Bilateral means both sides. Since the body has two kidneys, one of the left and one on the right, the phrase "bilateral urolithiasis" could simply mean that there is a kidney stone on the left and right sides of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Is not true re: urolithiasis?

Please rephrase ?: What aspects of urolithiasis are you referring to as possibly not being true? ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Siegel
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What are the symptoms of urolithiasis?

What are the symptoms of urolithiasis?

Variable: May be asymptomatic, but can cause the worst colicky pain conceivable, often with nausea, vomiting and inability to achieve a comfortable position. Can cause blood in urine and urinary symptoms when stone approaches bladder. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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What is varicocele urolithiasis?

What is varicocele urolithiasis?

Here is...: I assumed you probably meant varicocele phlebolith, not urolithiasis. Urolithiasis denotes stones forming inside urinary tract - kidneys, ureters, ; bladder. Phlebolith indicates stone formed inside vein, usually at its valves as the phlebolith commonly seen in pelvic veins in imaging study, which carries no practical weight in clinical care. So, i assumed stones similarly forms inside varicocele. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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What is the treatment for urolithiasis?

What is the treatment for urolithiasis?

Removal & prevention: Pain management if necessary. Elimination of stones, by natural means if small enough to pass on their own + copious fluid intake or by IV & ? Flomax to help ureter dilate & facilitate passage. May require ureteral stenting in presence of significant obstruction.Cystoscopic or ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy or basket extraction. Shockwave lithotripsy. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Then prevention. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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My xray highlights a discrete left renal pelvicalyceal ectasia not associated with urolithiasis?

My xray highlights a discrete  left renal pelvicalyceal ectasia not associated with urolithiasis?

Likely insignificant: Depends on degree of pelvi-calyceal ectasia. No problem if mild or moderate, but might require further investigation if this is in fact moderate or severe hydronephrosis (swelling containing urine). Some radiologists use these terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak
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What's the pathophysiology for cardiomyopathy?

What's the pathophysiology for cardiomyopathy?

Too general for this: Cardiomyopathy is a term for abnormal heart muscle can be a cardiomyopathy thats from a heart attack and damaged muscle. Alcohol , poorly controlled high BP over long time priods. It can be genetic, post partum after having a baby, a virus, etc. Cardiomyopathy can mean a thin weak muscle or a stiff thick muscle.The former is systolic dysfunction. And the latter diastolic dysfxn. Need to narrow it. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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What is omphalitis versus pathophysiology?

What is omphalitis versus pathophysiology?

Very different: Omphalitis is an infection/inflammation of the umbilicus (belly button). Pathophysiology is a term that describes the specifics of a disease process. ...Read more

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