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Doctor insights on: What Are Good Foods To Eat Or Drink To Make Kidney Stone Smaller

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What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone. ...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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What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

Get treatment: U should not get dehydrated, this may require intravenous flui therapy in hospital. Pain severe enough to cause nausea suggests kidney blockage or/& possible infection. Thus needs to be addressed, this could possibly mean temporary placement of jj stent (small tube beween kidney & bladder) to allow kidney to drain. Urologist will advise appropriately. ...Read more

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Can i drink tea and eat ice cream? Or will i get a kidney stone?

Can i drink tea and eat ice cream? Or will i get a kidney stone?

Enjoy yourself: What you could do for yourself is stop reading "scare" internet pages. Most of your friends do both, and most do not have kidney stones. If you have some special concern, visit with your physician about this. ...Read more

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I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can i eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can i eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more

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I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when i eat meat drink pop ect?

I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when i eat meat drink pop ect?

Plenty: Having a kidney stone can be painful. However having meat with abdominal pain could be due to a stomach or intestinal issue. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Here are some ...: Without systemic evaluation, specific advice could not be provided. But for most cases, maintaining daily urine output >2500cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by >50% are the decent and doable and effective advice, but requiring patient's persistence to translate the concept into practice with real actions. More? Ask urologist for detail timely. ...Read more