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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


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Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Lithotripsy: The stone may be too big pass on its own. Discuss with your doctor if you may be a candidate for lithotripsy. The procedure uses sound waves to break up the stone so that the fragments may pass in the urine. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

See a urologist: Stone is too big to pass sponaneousy & too large for shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). Urologic stone expert will likely advise percutaneos nephro-lithopaxyy (pcnl). This involves temporary placement of a percutaneous neprostomy tube, through which a nephroscope is passed & stone is proken up by laser or tithoclst. Performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Open surgery should be avoided. ...Read more

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What can I do for 2x1 CM kidney stone?

Probable PNL: 2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy. This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive). ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a 1 CM kidney stone?

Is it safe to fly with a 1 CM kidney stone?

Kidney stone: Yes, as long as you are not the pilot. A 1cm stone, if mobile, can cause colic and obstruction if it gets in the beginning portion of the ureter. Statistically very unlikely to successfully pass such a large stone into the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

Urology consult: This is a decent size kidney stone. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

Here are some ...: Fatty liver is just incidental finding while doing US for hematuria & abdominal pain leading to show urinary stone. In fact, both fatty live and kidney stone are not related. In practice, see urologist for urinary stone, hematuria, etc. and gastroenterologist for fatty liver. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

Kidney stones: GAckerman ~ so you certainly have "lithogenic urine" and are at risk. GO see your Urologist so he can have a dietician talk to you about lowering Calcium and PO4 in diet. You must hydrate all the time and get checked for hyperparathyroidism. Get uric acid and oxalates checked as well. thx ...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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