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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Uric Acid Kidney Stones

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What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

Uric acid stones: Allopurinol and febuxostat are used; side effects include rash, allergy, liver irritation. Work on diet: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this dilutes uric acid excretion - and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using egg white and fish for protein ...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 i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Can i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Yes you can.: You certainly can, especially if you want to throw your money away. These products are expensive and a simple low carbohydrate diet and exercising will be much more effective. ...Read more

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With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read more

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Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

Omega 3: Omega 3 is excellent - it will not affect stones but will improve vascular health: Diet matters; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white; ...Read more

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It it possible for kidney stones to show up on ultrasound and not of CT scan if so what kind of stones would they be (uric acid)?

It it possible  for kidney stones to show up on ultrasound and not of CT scan if so what kind of stones would they be  (uric acid)?

Uric acid stones: yes, this is possible: Uric acid stones are not very radio-opaque - so plain XRAY miss them; so might CT, unless contrast is used. Ultrasound will not miss them, unless small - less than 5 mm ...Read more

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I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

Gout can begin stone: Yiu may not have gout but gout can begin wiht kidney stones a nd 10 years later gout attacks. Is your stone a uric acid stone or a calcium stone with a uric acid center. The nerve pain is another issue that needs to be clarified. One uric acid level is not enough to diagnose gout. Gout is best diagnosed by finding urate crystals in the joint. See your physiciasn with this information ...Read more

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I have stone in both left and right kidney uric acid allso high?

I have stone in both left and right kidney uric acid allso high?

See details: Then you start Allopurinol at a dose to lower your serum uric acid below 6 mg/dl and you have a urologist determine what treatment if any needs to be directed at the stones. ...Read more

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I have uric acid stone in my kidney of 6 to 9 mm is it possible it will pass through urine.

I have uric acid stone in my kidney of 6 to 9 mm is it possible it will pass through urine.

Less likely to pass: Kidney stones of 5 mm or less will pass easily with fluids. stones 15mm or more will require shock waves to brake it down in order to pass. Your kidney stone could pass with excessive fluids 4 liters plus tamsulosin & reduce protein intake. If it does not pass, urologist could help take it out ...Read more

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Would uric acid stones show up necessarily in bloodwork ? Or more so in urinalysis . My grandfather died of urea poisoning from kidneys . Very scared

Uric Acid: The stones would not be picked up in the blood, but the uric acid is easily tested. Your physician can easily request this from the lab or may have already tested you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

Depends: Depends on the nature of complication........Hydrnephrosis will need stenting, pyelonephritis will need additinal antibiotic, renal failure will need dialysis/ultrfiltration, pain med, ....... ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone?  This is my first stone.

Fluids: 24 hour urine collection for a snap shot of what goes on inside the kidney and then therapy can be tailored. Untill then drink enough water to make about 2.5 liters of urine or untill urine is white in color. ...Read more

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Could a 10 mm kidney stone be removed without any treatment from a doctor?

Could a 10 mm kidney stone be removed without any treatment from a doctor?

No way: Stone is much too large to pass ; can not be dissolved with medication. Best bet would be extra-corpral shock-wave lithotripsy (eswl) you need to see a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had pyeloplasty treatment for narrowing of the tube. could I have a kidney stone?

I had pyeloplasty treatment for narrowing of the tube. could I have a kidney stone?

Pyleoplasty: Repairing of a damaged or congenitally narrowed ureter that is causing or contributing to recurrent stones or urinary tract infections might be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have had pyeloplasty treatment for narrowing of the tube. Could I have a kidney stone?

I have had pyeloplasty treatment for narrowing of the tube. Could I have a kidney stone?

Yes, just like...: The likelihood of a kidney after successful pyeloplasty for upj obstruction is similar to that of "normal" kidney. So, no reason to exert unnecessary worry upon self. Best wish... ...Read more

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My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. what is the treatment for this. any medicine to break down the stone? can it pass naturally

My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. what is the treatment for this. any medicine to break down the stone? can it pass naturally

See nephrologist: Your child has very small kidney stones and they may pass in urine .Talk to kidney specialist --nephrologist who can suggest you correct treatment There are medicines or methods to crush or dissolve kidney stones ...Read more

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My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. Is it big?. any medicine to break down the stone? can it pass naturally.what is the treatment

My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. Is it big?. any medicine to break down the stone? can it pass naturally.what is the treatment

7mm stone: It is unusual for a 5 year old to have kidney stones. If the stone is positioned in a safe place, where it is not causing pain or blockage watching it may be the best option. A 7 mm stone would be impossible to pass. He should be seen by a Pediatric nephrologist and urologist. All the best. ...Read more

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What type of treatment for kidney stone?

What type  of  treatment for  kidney stone?

Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. ...Read more

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What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

Depends: It all depends on size of the stone and location. Your doctor should create a treatment plan accordingly. If stone is large, ultrasound waves are used to destroy the stones. Surgery may also be indicated when appropriate. ...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


Uric Acid (Definition)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually ...Read more