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What are the treatments available for kidney stones?

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 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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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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What are the treatments for kidney stones?

What are the treatments for kidney stones?

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 more

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What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

Here are some...: The degree of suffering from stone removal highly varies depending on surgeon's skill, size of stones, and complexity of the procedures. So, it is hard to state which one is least painful. For the individual details, ask your urologist. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

What are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

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

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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

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

Masturbation & Ill: Yes, of course. If you are feeling up to it and not having intolerable pain there is no reason to worry or be concerned about masturbating when you are treating a kidney stone. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What type of treatment for kidney stone?

What type  of  treatment for  kidney stone?

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 more

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Can you please tell me the home treatments for kidney stone?

Can you please tell me the home treatments for kidney stone?

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 more

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What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

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

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If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

Depends: Depends on the nature of complication........Hydrnephrosis will need stenting, pyelonephritis will need additinal antibiotic, renal failure will need dialysis/ultrfiltration, pain med, ....... ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone?  This is my first stone.

Fluids: 24 hour urine collection for a snap shot of what goes on inside the kidney and then therapy can be tailored. Untill then drink enough water to make about 2.5 liters of urine or untill urine is white in color. ...Read more

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What are the treatments to get rid of kidney stones?

What are the treatments to get rid of kidney stones?

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

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What are the general treatments to remove gall stones or kidney stones? Thanks.

What are the general treatments to remove gall stones or kidney stones? Thanks.

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 more

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Hoping you can tell me, is transplant ever an option for kidney stone treatment?

Hoping you can tell me, is transplant ever an option for kidney stone treatment?

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

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Hi I am under treatment for kidney stone, can I take nutrilite daily suppliments?

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I am under treatment for kidney stone, can I take nutrilite daily suppliments?

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

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Can you tell me of any new fda-approved treatments or things that help deal with kidney stones?

Can you tell me of any new fda-approved treatments or things that help deal with kidney stones?

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

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My child has 7mm kidney stone on right kidney. What is the possible treatment for this? Medicine that breaks the kidney stone or surgery?

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

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