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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

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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Recently I have been identified with Gall & kidney stone. Kidney stone is cleared after flush therapy. Gall stone any medicine available. ?

Recently I have been identified with Gall & kidney stone. Kidney stone is cleared after flush therapy.   Gall stone any medicine available. ?

Sort of: There is a medicine called Actigall (ursodiol) that helps some people. It only works on certain types of gallstones, and if it works, it is needed for life because the stones will re-form if it is stopped. Nothing is necessary if you are not having problems with it though. Most people who have symptoms decide to have the GB removed. ...Read more

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Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid. ...Read more

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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Does hydrocodone work for kidney stone pain?

Does hydrocodone work for kidney stone pain?

It can: Kidney stone pain can be quite severe. You should get checked out to see the size of your stone and if it can be passed. Depending on your condition, you may need different pain medication. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines cause kidney stones?

Do antihistamines cause kidney stones?

Longshot, but...: Maybe. I treated one patient, during my residency, who had stones composed of crystallized Guaifenesin (a cough suppressant). There are scattered case reports describing this in people who overuse these types of medications. The reason this might be relavent is many otc cough and cold remedies contain antihistamines, but may also contain guaifenesin. It's a longshot! ...Read more

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Recurrent bladder and kidney infections. Kidney stones diognosed. Oral antibiotics no longer working, anything I can do?

Recurrent bladder and kidney infections. Kidney stones diognosed. Oral antibiotics no longer working, anything I can do?

Kidney stone infxn: Kidney and bladder stones can help infections because they can harbour the bacteria causing the infection. Once the antibiotic course finishes, the bacteria spring right out of these stone castles to re-establish the infection, with resistance to the antibiotics. Good to have stones broken up and eliminated. A urologist can help. Try to prevent stones from forming in the first place--drink water! ...Read more

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Kidney stones symptoms besides pain?

Kidney stones symptoms besides pain?

Kidney stones : Pain is the hallmark of kidney stones nausea and vomitting can also occur. ...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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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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Slightly red urine 2 days. Sometimes clear. Bladder cancer or kidney stone? 3 stones in kidney. Don't smoke. No pain. Ab ultasnd nrml back in November

Urine culture : Painless hematuria or blood in the urine could be a manifestation of bladder cancer. If this were a kidney stone you would probably have flank pain but on occasion it can be painless. A urinary tract infection usually presents with pain on urination. I would suggest getting a urine culture but if it persists a urological workup and cystoscopy may be needed ...Read more

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Does vicodin help with kidney stone pain?

Not for long: The best way to deal with kidney stone pain is by treating the kidney stone. Lithotripsy is one such treatment. Acute pain from a kidney stone can effectively be treated with opiates such as vicodin although frequently more powerful intramuscular injections of opiates such as Meperidine (demerol) are needed to control the acute pain. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Helps to pass them: Flomax (tamsulosin) dilates the ureter as well as the bladder neck. Ureteral dilatation makes it easier for small stones top pass, that is how it helps with kidney stones. Often makes intervention for ureteral stones unnecessary. ...Read more

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Scenario #1: multiple kiney stones in both kidneys. Severe left flank pain. Antibiotics / pain mgmt x 14 days. Tomany stones to pass. Hematuria +. Tx?

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Scenario #1: multiple kiney stones in both kidneys. Severe left flank pain. Antibiotics / pain mgmt x 14 days. Tomany stones to pass. Hematuria +. Tx?

See urologist: You need to see a urologist . There are different maipulation can be considered including eswl, laser lithotripsy, percutaneous etc.Eswl will be the non invasive one. Definitely need to discuss further with urologist about treatment options for you. ...Read more

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Had pcnl a month ago for staghorn kidney stone, all stones removed now passing small red "stones" unlike any i've passed before, are they stones?

Had pcnl a month ago for staghorn kidney stone, all stones removed now passing small red "stones" unlike any i've passed before, are they stones?

Possibly. : After a major kidney procedure such as a pcnl for such a large stone. Stone fragments, sediment, and blood clots may pass for weeks. This should clear with time, but if you are concerned you could strain your urine (urinary stone strainers exist), and collect some of the debris. This can be examined by the physician in a followup visit. ...Read more

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**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

Depends, not usually: I've seen many silent (unknown to patient but seen on CT) stones in the kidney. They don't usually hurt till they fall into the ureter. However, if you have inflammation from an infected stone or the stone is causing local irritation, it may hurt. ...Read more

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What r kidney stone symptoms?

Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...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