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What causes kidney stones and what is procedure for dissolving called?

What causes kidney stones and what is procedure for dissolving called?

Several causes: Generally increased saturation of urine with oxalates procedure is lithotripsy - the ultrasound breakdown of the calculi. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Hx of kidney stones one was called gravel and past couple days have had L flank pain but now I have pain in both sides and its radiating up to scapula?

Hx of kidney stones one was called gravel and past couple days have had L flank pain but now I have pain in both sides and its radiating up to scapula?

Here are some...: The feature & distribution of the described pain seem not suggesting from kidneys and finding kidney stone from CT scan is often incidental. How to sort these things out correctly is not that hard if following instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc so to reach possible Dx for reasonable Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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My husband thinks that he has kidney stones and people keep mentioning something else called acute renal failure. What is that?

My husband thinks that he has kidney stones and people keep mentioning something else called acute renal failure. What is that?

Different condition: Acute renal failure (called acute kidney injury) is a short term kidney weakness which is likely to resolve or go on to become long term (chronic kidney disease) if cause is not corrected. One of the causes of acute kidney failure is stone disease. Other causes include enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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I had a stent put in because of a kidney stone. Recently after 4 weeks i'm having vaginal pain and discomfort, should I call my hospital?

Yes,...: Do you still have the inserted stent in? If yes, a f/u &care for the stone (if not yet completely removed) and stent should be addressed timely. If stent is out and stone was removed completely, and there is no obstruction in ureter, the post-procedure pain should slowly go away, and still need to make sure of no UTI after procedures. So, call to clarify one way or the other. Best wish to you... ...Read more

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My doctor called and told me i have blood and crystals in my urine what does this mean? Is it serious i have had kidney stones in the past

My doctor called and told me i have blood and crystals in my urine what does this mean? Is it serious i have had kidney stones in the past

Kidney stones: It may be the blood and crystals are from a recent episode of kidney stones. If there are crystals though and you've had kidney stone before, consider seeing your PCP or a kidney specialist to test if you are at risk for future episodes by checking for certain predisposing conditions. ...Read more

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I got a 3 kidney stones in my right kidney and the er doc told me they're not moving. what am i supposed to do? should I call my gi doc?

I got a 3 kidney stones in my right kidney and the er doc told me they're not moving. what am i supposed to do? should I call my gi doc?

Urology consult : You need expert consultation with a Urologist depending on the size of the stones and any effect on kidney function you may need a procedure to remove the stones ,decompress your kidney or ureter with a nephrostomy tube , or others depending on expert Urology opinion. ...Read more

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Just found out i need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

Just found out i need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

PCNL: Procedure known as a percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A puncture is made in the back through the skin and into the kidney. Under general anesthesia the urologist dilates this track and inserts a scope directly into the kidney to remove the stone. Sometimes various forms of lithotripsy such as ultrasound or laser are used to break the stone up in the pieces and removed under direct visualization. ...Read more

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What is the procedure kub for blasting a kidney stone?

What is the procedure kub for blasting a kidney stone?

Do you mean: Lithotripsy? If so, it uses high energy sound waves to break up kidney stones into smaller pieces that the patient can then pass in their urine. ...Read more

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If i had a kidney stone opperation and there was no stone in me, can they still do the procedure and put a stent in me?

If i had a kidney stone opperation and there was no stone in me, can they still do the procedure and put a stent in me?

Stone: If no stone is identified on ct scan and there was still suspicion of ureteral obstruction, it may be necessary to perform ureteroscopy to identify another source of obstruction such as stricture. If a stricture is encountered and dilated, it may then be necessary to place a stent temporarily. ...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