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Dr. Michael Steigner
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Bladder Stones (Definition)

Also known as urolithiasis, these are kidney stones that can be found in the urinary tract, which may cause no symptoms or may result pain in the groin and abdomen, nausea, bloody urine, ...Read more


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What are the tests for urolithiasis?

What are the tests for urolithiasis?

Urinary & radiologic: Urinalysis to detect presence of blood or cystine, microscopy can detect crystals. Timed urinary excretion, commonly 24 hrs, for calcium, uric acid, citrate or oxalates. Kidney & bladder ultrasound, plain abdominal x-ray (kub) and most reliable of all is abdominal ct scan. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urolithiasis?

Variable: May be asymptomatic, but can cause the worst colicky pain conceivable, often with nausea, vomiting and inability to achieve a comfortable position. Can cause blood in urine and urinary symptoms when stone approaches bladder. ...Read more

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What is meant by bilateral urolithiasis?

What is meant by  bilateral urolithiasis?

Stones, both sides.: Urolithiasis are stones in the urinary tract, such as a kidney stone, ureteral stone, or bladder stone. Bilateral means both sides. Since the body has two kidneys, one of the left and one on the right, the phrase "bilateral urolithiasis" could simply mean that there is a kidney stone on the left and right sides of the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Urolithiasis?

What is the definition or description of: Urolithiasis?

Stone in u-tract...: Urolithiasis is Uro (urinary) + lithiasis (stone formation = urinary stone formation resulting usually from kidney functional defects in stone-inhibiting substance and acidity aumation and adjustment leading to insufficienty in disscolving certain chemicals like calcium oxalate, Ca-phosphate, Ca-carbonate, uric acid, etc., but certain UTI or presence of foreign body may facilitate stone formation. ...Read more

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I have urolithiasis..What are the food and drugs that I should avoid?

Depends on kind: The stone kind makes a difference. However, as a rule of thumb you need more fluid intake especially lemonade/ limeade. Avoid calcium supplements and heavy dairy products and heavy animal protein. ...Read more

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What is varicocele urolithiasis?

What is varicocele urolithiasis?

Here is...: I assumed you probably meant varicocele phlebolith, not urolithiasis. Urolithiasis denotes stones forming inside urinary tract - kidneys, ureters, ; bladder. Phlebolith indicates stone formed inside vein, usually at its valves as the phlebolith commonly seen in pelvic veins in imaging study, which carries no practical weight in clinical care. So, i assumed stones similarly forms inside varicocele. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for urolithiasis?

What is the treatment for urolithiasis?

Removal & prevention: Pain management if necessary. Elimination of stones, by natural means if small enough to pass on their own + copious fluid intake or by IV & ? Flomax (tamsulosin) to help ureter dilate & facilitate passage. May require ureteral stenting in presence of significant obstruction.Cystoscopic or ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy or basket extraction. Shockwave lithotripsy. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Then prevention. ...Read more

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My xray highlights a discrete left renal pelvicalyceal ectasia not associated with urolithiasis?

My xray highlights a discrete  left renal pelvicalyceal ectasia not associated with urolithiasis?

Likely insignificant: Depends on degree of pelvi-calyceal ectasia. No problem if mild or moderate, but might require further investigation if this is in fact moderate or severe hydronephrosis (swelling containing urine). Some radiologists use these terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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Does brain games like crossword puzzles and sudoku really help the brain ?

Does brain games like crossword puzzles and sudoku really help the brain ?

A little bit: You might be better able to do crossword puzzles and sudoku but these games might not help you in other activities. ...Read more

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Is it confusing for children to hear two languages?

Is it confusing for children to hear two languages?

No: Hearing two languages is totally appropriate for a child and will enhance the development of both those languages. ...Read more

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Why are kids with autism especially good at puzzles?

Pattern recognition : & rote memory are strengths for children with autism, characterized by "spikes" in non-verbal problem-solving that confer average to above-average developmental "splinter skills, " along with significant delays in language-based learning. Ability to learn by intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational interventions unfortunately exceeds conceptual ability, social communication & reciprocity. ...Read more

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Lupus results are confusing--please help me understand?

Lupus results are confusing--please help me understand?

You are right: Lupus results can be confusing, but without knowledge of the results, i think i will make you more confused simply by listing tests and their values. ...Read more

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Aunt is confusing me! should I take her for cognitive testing?

"confusing me" ?: You did not quite explain what you meant by "confusing me". However, if there has been a sudden change in your aunt's behavior or mental functining, get her evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why does my skin look like a puzzle a friend called it modeling of the skin

Why does my skin look like a puzzle a friend called it modeling of the skin

The question ?: We dont know what you mean by a puzzle.I suggest you see your doctor or a dermatologist to solve this puzzle. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else ?

Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else
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Yes: Ann, the spleen lies in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Several conditions, such as mono, can cause problems with the spleen, but the lung, diaphragm, stomach, and colon are all nearby, and can cause pain in that location. If you have symptoms that aren't improving, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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All these greek and latin terms are confusing. In good old english, what is lipoma?

All these greek and latin terms are confusing. In good old english, what is lipoma?

Fatty tumor: Lipomas are benign (non-cancerous) fatty growths. They have been reported just about everywhere in the body, but are usually seen under the skin. They can be observed if they are small, but are commonly removed if they are enlarging, causing deformity, tender, etc. Generally, once removed, they do not return. ...Read more

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I think im pregnant but the symptoms are confusing me. I have one child and I'm 18.

I think im pregnant but the symptoms are confusing me. I have one child and I'm 18.

Can do preg. test: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Why does my skin look like a puzzle? A friend told me it was called modeling, but what causes it ?

Why does my skin look like a puzzle? A friend told me it was called modeling, but what causes it ?

The question ?: We dont know what you mean by a puzzle.I suggest you see your doctor or a dermatologist to solve this puzzle. ...Read more

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If my son has swallowed several plastic puzzle pieces then will I need to do anything to get it out?

If my son has swallowed several plastic puzzle pieces then will I need to do anything to get it out?

Depends: On how big they are and whether they have sharp edges, and whether he becomes symptomatic with drooling or vomiting or pain. He should be evaluated in your local ER ASAP. He may need an urgent upper endoscopy to remove the pieces before they travel out of the stomach and either get stuck or injure the bowel. ...Read more

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