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Multiply 3 mm renal calculi? Does this mean kidney stones?

Multiply 3 mm renal calculi? Does this mean kidney stones?

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 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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I hav bilateral renal calculi since 5 years. As of now in my right proximal ureter i hav a 7mm stone causing hydrouteronephrosis please suggest a cure?

I hav bilateral renal calculi since 5 years. As of now in my right proximal ureter i hav a 7mm stone causing hydrouteronephrosis please suggest a cure?

Urologist: Unfortunately, there is no easy "cure" for a 7 mm proximal ureteral stone. You have a small, but not zero, chance to pass this on your own, but even if you can, it will be painful and may cause you to miss substantial amounts of work or school. You need to see a urologist to discuss your options, which fortunately are minimally invasive in most instances. Good luck! ...Read more

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Husbands ultrasound keeps finding renal calculi in both kidneys. He has No symptoms though.he drinks lot water daily and lemon but still gets stones??

Husbands ultrasound keeps finding renal calculi in both kidneys. He has No symptoms though.he drinks lot water daily and lemon but still gets stones??

Get 24 hour urine: If your husband has had issues with stones then he should undergo a metabolic evaluation including blood tests and also a 24 hour urine collection to determine his stone risk factors so that prevention can be optimized. He also may need additional imaging as ultrasound does not provide as high a resolution to accurately size stones and pinpoint locations. See your urologist ...Read more

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How do doctors get out the renal calculi?

How do doctors get out the renal calculi?

Depends: We use lasers, shockwaves and sometimes medicines can help. ...Read more

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Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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Why are my large nonobstructing bilateral renal calculi that aren't supposed to cause pain causing me great pain?

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

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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

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Why UTI &bacteriia can lead renal calculi?

Why UTI &bacteriia can lead renal calculi?

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 more

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