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I have a kidney stone and it cannot be removed by potassium citrate and rowatinex. What must i do?

I have a kidney stone and it cannot be removed by potassium citrate and rowatinex. What must i do?

See a urologist!: If you are having symptoms from a kidney stone and it needs to be removed there are several options including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous lithotripsy, as well as surgical removal. Stones in the ureter that do not pass can be removed with ureteroscopic stone removal techniques using a scope via the bladder. You need consultation with a urologist. ...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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Urocit k (potassium citrate) good for the prevention of kidney stones?

Urocit k (potassium citrate) good for the prevention of kidney stones?

Urocit K (potassium citrate): yes, this is potassium citrate. Citrate is essential for stone prevention. Our kidneys produce some citrate naturally, but diet intake of citrate from lemon and orange is very important. Urocit K is excellent as a strategic additional source of citrate. Potassium also mutes stone formation somewhat. Minimize salt. Minimize meats. Drink 3-4 liters per day. ...Read more

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Do you prescribe urocit k (potassium citrate) for the prevention of kidney stones?

Do you prescribe urocit k (potassium citrate) for the prevention of kidney stones?

Yes: It can be used to prevent recurrent kidney stones in patients with low urinary citrate. This measurement should be done by a specialized kidney stone laboratory. ...Read more

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Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

No, ...: Potassium citrate is an urine alkalizer and urine citrate supplement for possibly help dissolve uric acid stone - not other kinds of stone and help potentially decrease stone recurrence other than uric acid stone. For detail, ask your urologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cranberry juice and vodka to act as safe numbing agent to fight the pain from kidney stones?

Is it possible for cranberry juice and vodka to act as safe numbing agent to fight the pain from kidney stones?

Vodka: The alcohol content of vodka may numb the pain of passing a kidney stone but there are better options. I don't think cranberry juice has been shown to decrease stone formation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between K-citrate and Ca-citrate for kidney stone patients? What is faxomax?

What is the difference  between K-citrate and Ca-citrate for kidney stone patients?  What is faxomax?

Stones: K-Cit is better absorbed from the intestine, compared to Ca-Cit. However in patients who have poor kidney function or are on certain blood pressure medications, K-Cit can make the blood potassium increase to potentially deadly levels. The main component in both is the citrate, which is a stone inhibitor. Flomax, (tamsulosin) for stones, causes the ureter to dilate increasing chances of passing stone. ...Read more

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What is k-citrate tablets to accomplish for kidney stone patients? can't take it because the pill size (ext-release) is a choking hazard. Solution?

What is k-citrate tablets to accomplish for kidney stone patients?  can't take it because the pill size (ext-release) is a choking hazard.  Solution?

Here are some ...: Taking K-citrate serves supplying and elevating one of the important stone inhibitors - citrate, like drinking fluid containing citric acid in lemon as you last asked. Stone prevention is a constant chore requiring personal dedication to keep daily urine output always > 2500 cc + decrease oral consumption of red meat, dairy products, & salt less than the used-to-be under close pro-monitoring. ...Read more

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I thin k i'm passing a kidney stone but i'm concerned that no urine is coming out at all. Whem sgould i seek medical help? No urine. Have taken 2 URI stat.

I thin k i'm passing a kidney stone but i'm concerned that no urine is coming out at all. Whem sgould i seek medical help? No urine. Have taken 2 URI stat.

In : In some patients with distal ureteral stone, if pain is severe, it might cause urinary retention. If you feel your bladder is full and you are unable to urinate, you need to go to er for an evaluation. The only other reason would be that you are not making any urine if both kidneys are blocked. In eir=ther case, you need to go to er. ...Read more

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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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Polycitra K (Definition)

Polycitra-K is a kidney stone agent which is a ...Read more