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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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Doc my problems now is I want to have meal plan what food to intake if having high cholesterol, high sugar level and kidney stone? Thank you.

Doc my problems now is I want to have meal plan what food to intake if having high cholesterol, high sugar level and kidney stone? Thank you.

A bit complicated: To answer in these 400 or less character responses. While it's simple to suggest a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits, with healthy fats like avocados, oily fish and nuts along with whole grains, remember that certain types of kidney stones will require modifications of the amounts of greens and other assorted food stuffs Consider a formal consultation more detailed guidance. ...Read more

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My legs feel cold and tingle some toes feel numb blood sugar 101, I have kidney stones, low stomach acid and hypothyroid 7 mm stone in?

My legs feel cold and tingle some toes feel numb blood sugar 101, I have kidney stones, low stomach acid and hypothyroid 7 mm stone in?

Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy seems causes those very sensations. Swelling also causes this. If you have edema in your legs and feet, it compresses the nerves and also sucks up some of your body temp. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones raise blood sugar?

Do kidney stones raise blood sugar?

It can: Yes it can. Any stress to the body can cause your stress hormones to increase which can raise your glucose level. Also with stones, you are susceptible to bladder infections which can also increase your sugar levels. It is best to talk to your doc! ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause sugar in urine?

Can kidney stones cause sugar in urine?

No: Stones would not cause this. Now diabetic patients can have stones and both conditions may be present simultaneously, but the stones do not cause the sugar to enter the urine. ...Read more

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Why am I frequently voiding? Not a lot of water intake, blood sugar is 117, and urinalysis was all negative. Slight pain in left hip/ pelvic area. Could this be kidney stones?

Why am I frequently voiding? Not a lot of water intake, blood sugar is 117, and urinalysis was all negative. Slight pain in left hip/ pelvic area. Could this be kidney stones?

Need more info: Was the blood sugar you reported, fasting? If yes, it is in the pre-diabetic range. You should get an A1c test. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to consult a doctor in person. ...Read more

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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stone?

What causes kidney stone?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone?

What causes a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues. Follow up with pmd {private medical doctor} for full work. ...Read more

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How is kidney stone treated?

How is kidney stone treated?

Small pass, big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously. If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up. ...Read more

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L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

L suffered kidney stone size8.1mm?

Most likely: You will pass it some times with lots of pains, drink plenty of water, if it get stuck then your rotor will help you. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be treated?

Can kidney stones be treated?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Can you die from kidney stones?

Can you die from kidney stones?

From renal failure: Obstructing kidney tones on both sides or one side if there is a single functioning kidney can lead to renal failure, and if untreated to death. Enlarging metabolic or infectious staghorn stones occupying all drainage space within kidney will gradually destroy the organ and untreated lead to kidney failure and death. Hence large or enlarging kidney stones should be removed and then prevented. ...Read more

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How to breakdown kidney stones?

How to breakdown kidney stones?

Surgery: The mainstay of treatment for kidney stones is surgery. If the stone is very small, medications may be used to help pass the stone spontaneously. However, for larger stones, surgery is the only option. Surgery includes endoscopic framgentation of the stones with various forms of therapy such as laser, electohydrohydraulic lithotripsy, or eswl (the bathtub with water). ...Read more

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What causes black kidney stones?

What causes black kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Never heard that kidney stones would be classified by their color. More explanation from you would be helpful. ...Read more

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What will kidney stones feel like?

If they: Are sitting in the kidney minding their own business they may produce no symptoms. If they block the flow of urine to the bladder they can produce considerable (sometimes excruciating) pain in the flank areas with frequent radiation to the area of the groin. ...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