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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...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


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Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal  stones(calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?

Oxalate stones: Are often the result of crohn's disease related to the lack of absorption of bile salts in the diseased ileum. You shouldn't have hydronephrosis if there is no obstruction but certainly they can cause lots of pain and hematuria. Hope you are improving. ...Read more

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10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

Normal?: What is normal size stone? Normal is not to have kidney stone. 9-10 mm stone is called large since we do not expect that stones in this range can pass spontaneously and needs interventions such as lithotripsy. Please talk to a urologist. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones hurt?

Do kidney stones hurt?

Yes: Kidney stones typically cause pain when they cause obstruction. This is when the stone sits somewhere in the ureter and cause the kidney to dilate. Stones that sits within the kidney and not causing the kidney to dilate may cause renal colic as well. Instead of causing the whole kidney to obstruct, it causes a small part of the kidney to obstruct (infundibulum–caliceal level) and can cause pain. ...Read more

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Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Often normal: Uric acid crystals in an acid urine usually mean nothing. They precipitate as the urine cools. If there's no other evidence of a kidney stone, forget about them. There's no connection with common bile duct stones. ...Read more

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22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?

22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ?  Scans show nonobstructing  stones  how  can  this be?

Possible: It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter ( which is the tube from kidney to the bladder) small size stones may not be seen on ct. Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read more

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Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should be remove. ...Read more

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Can 6mm kidney stone pass out through urination?

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Can 6mm kidney stone pass out through urination?

Yes, but.....: Yes, but not that many 6mm stones can pass on their own. ...Read more

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Do all kidney stones show up on kub kidney xray?

Do all kidney stones show up on kub kidney xray?

No: No, many will not. Ct with kidney stone protocol is much more sensitive. Rarely, certain stones are not seen even with a ct. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Can kidney stone lithotripsy cause seizures?

Not typically: There is nothing inherent to this procedure which would lower a persons threshold for seizure. Individuals at risk for seizure should know that these procedures often require anesthesia and the use of those medications may change the effectiveness of anti-seizure medications. This can be discussed with the anesthesia team prior to scheduling a procedure. ...Read more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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Why kidney stones formed mostly in lower calyces?

Why kidney stones formed mostly in lower calyces?

Gravity: Kidney stones are denser than urine & thus settle downwards from affects of gravity. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Yes, but.....: Yes, I have seen patients pass stone that is 9mm in diameter. However, many 6mm stones do not pass on their own. The likelihood of passing stone greater than 4mm decreases with increasing size. ...Read more

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Do zist in kidneys flush out like kidney stones?

Do zist in kidneys flush out like kidney stones?

Can you explain?: "zits" in the kidney? You won't get acne in your kidneys, but pustules can form in acute pyelonephritis, a medical emergency. In some cases, the kidneys actually do look like they have developed acne. Dr. Fowler reminds me you may mean "cysts" -- if there are only a few, they are almost always harmless. ...Read more

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How to remove kidney stone located mid calyx of lift kidney?

How to remove kidney stone located mid calyx of lift kidney?

Here are some ...: First, decide if it's necessary to remove it now. For necessity or prevention, shock wave (ESWL) or laser procedure through urethra, bladder, ureter to kidney is an equally viable option for a stone ...Read more

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How to destroy kidney stones naturally without waves and surgery?

Forget it: And be thankful that you have modern, scientific options. Anyone offering you a supplement, 'pop' remedy, or 'superfood' to relieve you of kidney stones is scamming you. Kidney stones are painful, dangerous, and kill people. Don't let superstition cost you your life. ...Read more

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I passed a 3mm kidney stone last night but getting waves of severe pain in the same kidney for the last 90 min. Am I passing more stones?

I passed a 3mm kidney stone last night but getting waves of severe pain in the same kidney for the last 90 min. Am I passing more stones?

Could be: If the pain has persisted for two hours, you may wish to visit an emergency department for pain relief. Your guess about passing more stone is as good any as the cause of pain. I would recommend a visit to ER. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones. Should i get a stent in the kidney or shock wave therapy?

I have kidney stones. Should i get a stent in the kidney or shock wave therapy?

You might need both: Shock wave therapy, or lithotripsy, is the primary therapy for large kidney stones that cause symptoms such as pain or recurrent infection. If stones dislodge from the kidney and migrate into the ureter, shock wave therapy is not used. Often after shockwave therapy, a stent is placed to help the passage of the residual particles from the kidney to the bladder and to prevent obstruction. ...Read more

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What is kidney stones ?

Stones: The most common type of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Stones form in the urinary system for a number of different reasons. Once the stone is formed they can travel from from the kidney and clog up the urinary system. Pain is caused by blockages in the urinary system. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic tendencies to absorb too much calcium, and more. Your physician will check you for gout, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

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 kidney stones?

Multiple issues: Heredity, male sex, low water intake, increased solutes in urine, obesity etc. Check out the site given below for more info. http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-mads00282/kidney-stones?q=kidney+stones+causes&qpvt=kidney+stones+causes#causes. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

No well known cause.: Kidney stones are hard crystals made of minerals and acidic salt. If prone to have kidney stones, change your life style and dietary habits. Consume enough water for body hydration, limit products that contain oxalate such as, chocolate, black tea, soy cheese, sesame seeds, wheat bran, figs,and blueberry etc. Increase magnesium citrate like brown rice, bananas and avocados etc. Exercise regularly ...Read more

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How to detect kidney stones ?

How to detect kidney stones ?

X-rays: With either a sonogram, x-ray (kub) or ct of the abdomen without any contrast. The best method is a ct as it can give exact location and weather it is obstructing the kidney. By measuring hounsfield units, we can predict its composition. Sonograms are great and avoid radiation but it depends on expertise of sonographer. Kub is helpful to differentiate uric acid stones. Ivps were used in past. ...Read more

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Which are signs of kidney stones?

Which are signs of kidney stones?

Renal colic.: Merely having a kidney stone in you will not give you any symptoms. But, if a stone tries to pass and gets stuck, you will get tremendous pain (one of the worst pains known to humankind, actually) and with that pain you will probably vomit and break out in sweats and could even pass out. This is called renal colic. ...Read more

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What are causes of kidney stones?

What are causes of  kidney stones?

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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I want consultion for kidney stones?

I want  consultion for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: A urologist is your best bet. Ask your primary care doc. For referral. ...Read more

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What are the effects of kidney stones?

Pain: Kidney stones may not cause any symptoms, however if they move they generally cause very severe pain in the flank (side) that can radiate to the groin. They also can cause blood in the urine. The pain may move as the stone moves along the urinary tract, and may come and go as the stone moves around and becomes dislodged and re-stuck as it moves along the urinary tract. ...Read more

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What are signs of kidney stones on sons?

Likely white areas.: The sonogram/ultrasound is used to see stones that an x ray cannot pick up. They are seen as white/opaque area(s) and may be accompanied by strands/beams of signal around them like those seen with gallstones from the signal passing by/around them. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned having kidney stones?

Yes you should: Need to consult with a urologist who will advise about chances of spontaneous passage of stones or whether stone/s can or need 2b removed by one of many means available from extra-corporal shock-wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopic laser treatment or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. Also discuss finding ; treating possible metabolic causes of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Could scolilitis be mistaken for kidney stones?

Could scolilitis be mistaken for kidney stones?

Here are some…: What is "scolilitis"? If could not find in Dictionary or Encyclopedia. Would you please explain it further or spell it correctly? So my colleagues and I may serve better to the point. ...Read more

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What lowers the chances of making kidney stones?

Proper diet: If you know the type of stone you can then determine what to do. Is it a cal oxilate, uric acid or cholesterl stone? ...Read more

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How to treat kidney stones?

How to treat kidney stones?

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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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