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Renal Calculi 5 Mm In Inferior Pole
I have renal calculi which do not move and between 3 to 4 mm. They do not cause any pain. Is it something I should be worried about? any treatment ?
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
3 mm calculi: Yes, calculus is one stone; calculi are multiple stones; they are small if all are 3 mm or less; multiple 3 mm stones requires determination of cause; if not done, you require 24 hour urine testing for chemical analysis; and blood testing. Meanwhile, increase fluids to 3-4 Liters daily; add 4-5 tablespns ReaLemon Extract daily; follow low salt, low protein diet; reduce oxalate foods also; ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely not serious: Punctate renal stones almost always pass without problems. ...Read more
Why are my large nonobstructing bilateral renal calculi that aren't supposed to cause pain causing me great pain?
Needs eval: Your pain should be evaluated and you have a right to a diagnosis that explains the pain. However, the pain is not coming from non-obstructing renal calculi. Consider other causes of bilateral back/flank pain. Remember, non-obstructing stones can dislodge and become very painful when they are being passed. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I have non obstructive renal calculi between 3 to 4mm. Will i know if it blocks the ureter? I get pain around twice a day which last less than a min.
See below: You may not know if the stone blocks the ureter. It would be prudent to consult a urologist to see if it would be feasible to remove the stones endoscopically. In the mean time drink plenty of water daily. ...Read more
Struvite stones.: The only causative link between UTI and kidney stones is in the formation of struvite, or magnesium ammonium phosphate, stones. These stones form when there is high ammonium phosphate and high urine ph. The only situation in which this occurs in humans is with a urinary tract infection with a urease-producing organism, such as proteus or klebsiella, which breaks down urine urea into ammonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have non obstructive renal calculi between 3 to 4mm. I have no pain. Is it anything to worry about? Any treatment to get it removed?
See remark: A stone that size may stay there BUT can increase in size with time.It can drop down the ureter,and that cause agonizing pain.Drink gererous amount of water.Drink one glass of lemonade in am & one in pm.Lemonade won't dissolve stones but help prevent them.If your job entails travelling/flying consult with a urologist best regards ...Read more
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