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Are kidney stones associated with vomiting?

Are kidney stones associated with vomiting?

Yes: A symptomatic kidney stone can cause nausea and vomiting. If it is severe, please go to the nearest emergency room to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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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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Can a kidney stone with stent and lithotripsy (2months later) cause 4th stage kidney disease?

Can a kidney stone with stent and lithotripsy (2months later) cause 4th stage kidney disease?

Kidney disease: You need to see the urologist who placed the stent to get further information as soon as possible. If your kidney function was normal before the procedure, you have acute kidney disease which needs to be evaluated. If the urologist finds nothing wrong, go to a nephrologist to see if you have some kidney disease not related to your kidney stone or stent placement. See these doctors quickly. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

Get workup-prevent.: Kidney stones CAN be prevented. Need testing of 24 hour urine collection for: pH, creatinine, calcium, oxalate, cystine, uric acid, phosphate, volume, protein, sodium, etc. Also renal ultrasound. Bad diarrhea cause may guide cause of kidney stone. Drink enough fluids to produce at least 2 and a half liter urine per day. A good nephrologist can guide so as to not have stones in the future. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Helps to pass them: Flomax (tamsulosin) dilates the ureter as well as the bladder neck. Ureteral dilatation makes it easier for small stones top pass, that is how it helps with kidney stones. Often makes intervention for ureteral stones unnecessary. ...Read more

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Can a renal doppler show a kidney infection or kidney stones, etc?

Can a renal doppler show a kidney infection or kidney stones, etc?

Renal sonography: Can accurately identify calcium oxalate stones but not uric acid stones. As far as infection is concerned, ultrasound is not as accurate with pyelonephritis (kidney infection) but is usually not necessary as those symptoms and findings are pretty clear and don't require sonography. ...Read more

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How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

Cystine stones: Cystine stones result from a rare genetic disorder that causes Amino Acid cystine to leak through the kidneys and into the urine to form crystals. Alkalinizing urine helps increase cystine solubility. You may want to take sodium bicarbonate tablets for this purpose. Keep yourself well hydrated and take pain/antionflmatory meds as needed. Talk to a urologist to see if the procedure can help you. ...Read more

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Eggs okay for those with kidney stones?

Eggs okay for those with kidney stones?

NO: It depends on the type of stones. Calcium oxalate stones are the most common type. High animal protein intake such as eggs, meat etc is not recommended. ...Read more

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Do zist in kidneys flush out like kidney stones?

Do zist in kidneys flush out like kidney stones?

Can you explain?: "zits" in the kidney? You won't get acne in your kidneys, but pustules can form in acute pyelonephritis, a medical emergency. In some cases, the kidneys actually do look like they have developed acne. Dr. Fowler reminds me you may mean "cysts" -- if there are only a few, they are almost always harmless. ...Read more

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Recently I have been identified with Gall & kidney stone. Kidney stone is cleared after flush therapy. Gall stone any medicine available. ?

Recently I have been identified with Gall & kidney stone. Kidney stone is cleared after flush therapy.   Gall stone any medicine available. ?

Sort of: There is a medicine called Actigall (ursodiol) that helps some people. It only works on certain types of gallstones, and if it works, it is needed for life because the stones will re-form if it is stopped. Nothing is necessary if you are not having problems with it though. Most people who have symptoms decide to have the GB removed. ...Read more

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Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Different effects: Citric acid can prevent the individual crystals of calcium salts from forming stones; however, for individuals with renal insufficiency, large doses of vitamin c are not prudent - see you dac! ...Read more

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Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Kidney stones: No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease. ...Read more

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Can a 12mm stone stay in your kidney without hurting your kidney?

Can a 12mm stone stay in your kidney without hurting your kidney?

If isolated: Within the kidney and is non-obstructing and your renal function is normal and you have no microscopic blood then there should be no problem. Just be vigilant for any new symptoms. ...Read more

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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain. Blood & protein in urine with dehydration. Walk in clinic stated kidney stone?

Severe low back pain. Blood & protein in urine with dehydration. Walk in clinic stated kidney stone?

Consistent: Seems to be consistent with your symptoms. Have you ever passed a stone? Is the pain similar? Dehydration can cause by itself the changes in your urine. The only test that I would suggest would be imaging for the possible stone. Hydration otherwise remains key. ...Read more

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I have nausea, bloating, constipation with back/flank pain. History of kidney stones and left kidney atrophy. Is this IBS or kidney related ?

I have nausea, bloating, constipation with back/flank pain. History of kidney stones and left kidney atrophy. Is this IBS or kidney related ?

Kidney stone : Your symptoms most likely is GI related though some of it can be from kidney stones. You can get test done for evaluation and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Not typically: If the kidney stone is associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if severe this can make the liver enzymes go up, as can a number of medicines, but the stone itself does not typically do so. ...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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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more