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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Kidney Stones

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Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

No: If you have calcium, cystine, or triple-phosphate stones, no. If you have uric acid stones, also no, though you may have been advised to restrict your diet to keep purine intake low. Almonds aren't loaded with purines. You can probably ignore stuff about "acid / alkaline forming foods" from kidney-stone websites; stay hydrated and comply with the rest of your rx. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Should i be concerned about kidney stones on both sides?

Should i be concerned about kidney stones on both sides?

Depends: It depends on the size, position and composition of the stones in the kidneys. Bilateral ureteral stones on the other hand are an urgent matter. If both ureters obstruct, acute renal failure can result. ...Read more

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I developed a pain in my lower back that moved to my right side.  no other pain-kidney stones?  

I developed a pain in my lower back that moved to my right side.  no other pain-kidney stones?  

Possible: Yes it is possible that the pain you describe is from the kidney stone. Thete are however, many other possibilities. To sorted out you will need an examination and possibly a noncontrast ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to identify a urinary stone. ...Read more

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Please help me. I feel a slight/mild pain in my back, and in my sides :) . Could this be kidney stones?

Please help me. I feel a slight/mild pain in my back, and in my sides :) . Could this be kidney stones?

Possibly: Bear in mind that kidney stones usually aren't slight or mild pain when they move. For imaging study ultrasound is great. A more detailed history and check with your doctor is also a good idea. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone removed in dec on left side niw right is feeling dull pain, would they have checked both kidneys then?

Yes,...: Nowadays, standard imaging study is ct scan with or without contrast, which will show 3-dimensional projections of both kidneys with highest accuracy than ever, of course, no test yields 100%. At to dull pain newly developing on right side, it's hard to say if it's stone-related or not without detailed history, physicals, and new imaging study since non-moving non-obstructing stone has no symptom. ...Read more

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Pain next to bellybutton then it radiates to my back or side kidney stones \u0026 gallblader stones where ruled out what else could it be ?

Pain next to bellybutton then it radiates to my back or side  kidney stones \u0026 gallblader stones where ruled out what else could it be ?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please help me. I think i've got a kidney stone right now. I feel pain in my back, and side. Is there any natural way to get rid of these stones?

Yes: If stone is small enough it will pass thru your ureter from kidney to bladder on its own. Need to drink lots of fluids. However, this may be painful. If stone is too large to pass it will get stuck and require some type of intervention. Suggest you see a urologist to see if stone can be identified, what its location and size are and if you require pain meds or other assistance. ...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


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