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What Are The Treatments Available For Kidney Stones
Many: Conservative management is hydration, pain management and perhaps a medication to facilitate passage. If stone fails to pass, it may require a procedure such as laser fragmentation under direct vision using a ureteroscope, or alternatively, shock wave lithotripsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
See answer : Other than observation with pain management to allow for spontaneous passage of small stones, the 3 standard treatments are extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eswl), ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcn). Choice of procedure depends on such factors as location of stone in the kidney or ureter, size, density, and number of stones, and pt preference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drink beer: I have recommended this to my patients at times and they have gotten relief and seen earlier passage the the stone. It initially increases the urine flow and may move the stone faster and clear it. But if you do not keep hydrating , you will get dehydrated and it is not useful for longer lasting renal colic. ...Read more
Can one masturbate while having kidney stone? I have not done it from last 5 days. I am losing my control now. Medicines and treatment for stone is on
I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?
Here are some ...: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder , up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. timely. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More water, no soda!: First of all, if you drink soda, stop! drink plenty of water- a clear urine will indicate you are indeed drinking enough. Pure cranberry juice helps by making the urine acidic. Eat lots of water melon-by itself. Avoid the following:meat, refined carbs especially sugar; caffeine; oxalate containing foods like rhubarb, spinach, or chard. Reduce salt in your diet. Parsley tea helps as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dietary changes: The best option is prevention. Increase your fluid intake. Once a stone is present, still increase water intake to prevent growth of the stone. Fresh lemon juice with water daily will help prevent kidney stone formation. Avoid caffeine, chocolates, and teas (hot or cold). If there is pain, surgery with a laser or shock wave treatment will be required to break up the stone and remove the fragments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the permanent solution or treatment for kidney stone without giving up a person's favorite food?
Many ways: Have you seen a urologist? Kidney stones often pass on their own with good hydration. If not, urologists can sometimes take them out using a scope through the bladder and up the ureter. Sometime you can have lithotripsy. Sometimes an interventional radiologist needs to put a tube (nephrostomy) in your back to get to the stone to take it out. ...Read more
Different: Gallstones are usually addressed by surgical removal of the gallbladder. Kidney stones usually pass on their own, particularly if temporarily put on an Alpha blocker to dilate the ureter. If not, lithotripsy can shatter it so it can pass, or a cystoscopic procedure can extract them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very, very rarely.: In patients with renal failure caused by some large kidney stone a transplant may be performed. During my fellowship, i saw a patient who had a large staghorn calculus (stone) in his solitary kidney that eventually led to renal failure. He eventually received a transplant. ...Read more
Ask your doc . . .: Seriously, you need to ask your treating physician about what you want to take. Better yet, tell him/her everything you take, both prescription AND over-the-counter medications PLUS dietary supplements. Of note, Nutrilite is a brand, not a specific product, so it's impossible to give you more precise info. Worse, there's no product/ingredient list on their website, so no one can tell much about it ...Read more
Kidney stones: There are improvements in lithotripsy that are beneficial. The essential medications to prevent stones have citrate, magnesium, and potassium as their essential ingredients. It is essential also that you drink at least 3-4 liters of fluid per day and that you follow a low protein, low salt diet. ...Read more
My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?
Kidney stone: In a child, your doctor would direct you according to history, physical exam and imaging studies to detect the site of the stone in the urinary tract and whether there are any complications, e.g. Blockage of urine flow, check this link for more information http://www.uptodate.com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics?source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9 ...Read more
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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