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What is bilateral nephrolithiasis?

What is bilateral nephrolithiasis?

Stones both kidneys: Bilateral means "both sides:" stones in both kidneys. ...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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I have pelvic ultrasound yesterday and found out tiny non obstructing nephrolithiasis, bilateral; small renal cyst measuring 9mm, left. Should I worry?

I have pelvic ultrasound yesterday and found out tiny non obstructing nephrolithiasis, bilateral; small renal cyst measuring 9mm, left. Should I worry?

No: Small kidney cysts are pretty common. And small non obstructing stones should not cause much issue especially if you have a history of prior stones. If concerned, check with your urologist or physician who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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I had Kidney stone surgery a month ago and had the stent out 7 days. I now have bilateral stones although all stones were removed. Is this possible?

I had Kidney stone surgery a month ago and had the stent out 7 days. I now have bilateral stones although all stones were removed. Is this possible?

Recurrence: Please contact your treating physician immediately. Although this is a fast recurrence, the important thing to do is ensure complete treatment. A nephrologist needs to identify the type of stones for you. Underlying disease states causing recurrent stones need to be tested for, and a 24 hour urine collection will be performed. Seek treatment at a tertiary academic medical center if possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with multiple bilateral kidney stones to consume green tea, chocolate flavoured drinks daily, and occasionally eat chocolates?

Is it safe for a person with multiple bilateral kidney stones to consume green tea, chocolate flavoured drinks daily, and occasionally eat chocolates?

Plus water: You may take the items you described. It is important you drink enough water daily so that your urine is nearly colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Ultrasound show kidney stone bilateral 4mm in lower pole with pain, blood in urine on and off pain now for a month! How long will it take to pass?

Ultrasound show kidney stone bilateral 4mm in lower pole with pain, blood in urine on and off pain now for a month! How long will it take to pass?

Course is highly...: Variable. With persistent symptoms and known stones it is time to make a plan with your urologist. ...Read more

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What can cause acute inner elbow lymph node swelling golf ball size bilateral. Passed kidney stone 2 days prior. See dr 2morrow. Took flomax (tamsulosin) for stone

What can cause acute inner elbow lymph node swelling golf ball size bilateral. Passed kidney stone 2 days prior. See dr 2morrow. Took flomax (tamsulosin) for stone

Lymph node swelling: This location of lymph node swelling typically associates with an inflammatory reaction at the elbow or below, in your forearm or hand. Did you have an IV in your arm or hand? Flomax (tamsulosin) could lead to an allergic reaction but I think you would see other evidences. Are nails and fingers irritated? Do you have a rash elsewhere? ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was I misdiagnosed?

I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was I misdiagnosed?

Call your doctor now: Your symptoms are concerning. You might have a kidney infection which is common with kidney stones. Kidney infections can be serious. At the very least you should go to urgent care tonight. ...Read more

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I have bilateral kidney stones in lower pole of kidneys showed on ultrasound but not CT scan and blood in urine pain why? What know will happen?

I have bilateral kidney stones in lower pole of kidneys showed on ultrasound but not CT scan and blood in urine pain why? What know will happen?

SOME TIME YOU MISS: Although cat scan is very useful test to diagnose kidney stones, but it can miss some stones, like crixivan/indinavir stones.
You have stones and depending on the size and location, most stones will pass down through the ureters in to the bladder and than out through the urethera.
Some time these stones do not pass and have to be treated with lithotripsy or surgery to deal with it. ...Read more

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I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

Depends on Size: The size of the stone determines 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. Often stones can be observed by xray, intervening only when painful. ...Read more

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I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

Seek evaluation.: Just because you have stones doesn't mean they will necessarily obstruct & cause you problems; but you may be at risk. The best way to assess your risk is to discuss your case with a urologist. A detailed history is important. And if you are a driver or a pilot, understanding your risk is important since you cannot afford to have an attack of renal colic while on the job. Seek advice & good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for nephrolithiasis?

What is the treatment for nephrolithiasis?

Orthophosphoric acid: Orthophosphoric acid helps ease kidney stone pain dosage is 40mg (30drops) supplied by biotics as superphosphozyme. ...Read more

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I have several nonobstructing nephrolithiasis, largest is 3.5 mm. Should I worry? How long in furture till they start hurting? I have pain medicine

I have several nonobstructing nephrolithiasis, largest is 3.5 mm. Should I worry? How long in furture till they start hurting? I have pain medicine

Needs follow-up: At this point it sounds like the stones are still in the kidney. They should not cause pain unless they start moving down the kidney tube (ureter). Good news is largest stone is 3.5 mm which should be passable. Would see urologist to follow stones and do tests to see why you are forming them ...Read more

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A patient has been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis but is suffering from nephrolithiasis.?

Stone formers: Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones.Nephrocalcinosis is a condition of depositing calcium into the tissue/collecting systems/tubules of either the cortex (outer portion) or medulla (inner portion) of the kidney - this can lead to stone formation. Corticol and medullary nephrocalcinosis have different mechanisms/causes and are associated with different physiologic/anatomic conditions (eg msk). ...Read more

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What is renal cyst with nephrolithiasis? Is it dangerous? Do I have to undergo operation?

What is renal cyst with nephrolithiasis? Is it dangerous? Do I have to undergo operation?

Cyst and stone: This is not dangerous but can cause symptoms and bleeding; operation not essential; ask your doctor if more than one cyst is present; ask if stone is part of cyst or separate; ask if more than one stone exists; then ask for 24 hour urine analysis to assess chemistry of urine - to determine why stone formed. ...Read more

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On a recent us it came back as hydronephrosis and no nephrolithiasis or focal renal parenchymal lesion mean in the right kidney. What does this mean?

On a recent us it came back as hydronephrosis and no nephrolithiasis or focal renal parenchymal lesion mean in the right kidney. What does this mean?

? kidney infection: Hydronephrosis is a condition of expansion of the internal areas of the kidney that hold urine. This is seen with a blockage of the system, an infection or sometimes as a normal variant. When it is on one side, with your symptoms, it is likely due to kidney infection. You should be on antibiotics if you are not already. Please see your doctor right away if you are not. ...Read more

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On a recent sonogram, I was diagnoed with mild hydronephrosis and then the next sentence said no hydronephrosis or nephrolithiasis or focal parenchyma?

Ask: Are you sure it was not "mild hydronephrosis"for one side and"no hydronephrosis"for the other? If there is mild hydro then no hydro may be a typographic error. The side with no stones will have no hydro. It is best to check with the doctor who ordered the study who can always call the radiologist who dictated the report and talk to her or him. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have nephrolithiasis (4, 9, 10 mm) in the two kidneys after lithotripsy. The last abdominal sonogram confirmed this. Is required other study (kub)?

I have nephrolithiasis (4, 9, 10 mm) in the two kidneys after lithotripsy. The last abdominal sonogram confirmed this. Is required other study (kub)?

KUB: If your stones are visible on a kub x-ray, this is the easiest most accurate way to follow the course of the stones as they hopefully pass after lithotripsy. Some stones do not show up on kub well, however ultrasound evaluation for specific location of stones can be a bit nebulous at times. Your treating urologist will certainly have recommendations for what study is best for you. ...Read more

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Symptoms, flank & side pain (intermittent), bubbles & wbc in urine. CT reports, punctate upp pole right nephrolithiasis. No obstruction. Urologist, wait?

ForeverBlowingBubbls: There are bubbles in the urine and then there are bubbles in the urine! I'll assume right now that those bubbles are just the usual foam. If not, you'll need a urologist pronto. Otherwise, if you don't have a lot of pain, or it is relieved easily with Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the urine stays its usual pretty yellow (ish) color then you can go on and hope it passes (which can get pretty painful) ...Read more

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What is kidney stones?

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?

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?

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

Dr. Gary Pess
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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


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Nephrolithiasis (Definition)

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