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What Is Left Nephrolithiasis
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
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
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
I am a hemophhilic from nepal. I puj stenosis bilateral and right kidney gross hydronepheosis and left mild hydronephrosis. Rt.Multiple nephrolithiasi?
Interpret the result hyperechoic foci right 0.36cm left 0.42cm diffused fatty liver change, mild nephrolithiasis, bilateral female 49?
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
Pain RLQ for 2 wks, CT w/blt nephrolithiasis, largest 3 mm on rt. Also says "Pulmonary single punctate stone seen on the left." What does that mean?
Unsure: The language doesn't make sense other than right kidney stone. Ask for clarification. ...Read more
Pain on the left side, I presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause.
See your doctor for a diagnosis of your pain. ...Read more
Kidney stone pain: Typically, pain related to a kidney stone remains on one side, although it can radiate down into the pelvis and lower urinary area. ...Read more
Something else?: Gallstones? Right kidney infection? Need to get evaluated. Having a left kidney stone does not immunize you from other problems. You are at higher risk for developing stones on the left side too! ...Read more
I had passed a kidney stone about a week ago and I feel a lot better but I am left with a pain still in my right blatter region, is this normal?
I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?
If the kidney stone: Is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A repeat CT without contrast should settle the issue. ...Read more
No: Typically the pain is felt on the same side as the stone that is trying to pass. ...Read more
See a: Urologist. They will discuss treatment options with you. ...Read more
I have problem of kidney stones pain, in scan 5mm two calculus in left side so please tell me the solution on it.
Two kidney stones: These two stones are borderline to be able to pass down your ureters; to help - drink 4-5 liters per day; add lemon extract 4 tablespoons per day; see urologist if you can about extraction; ...Read more
Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting
Kidney stone move: Can a kidney stone move from one side to other? ANS: if u have 2 separate kidneys No. If you have horseshoe kidney possible. More likely to have stoned on both sides. So check with your team. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was on my right side only, now it has moved to my left side only. Is that normal?
Been having pains in my left kidney over a week. Saw a dr. And was told it was a kidney stone. Have been hydrating the stone has still not passed.?
Kidney stone pain: Most small kidney stones pass spontaneously, those larger than 5 - 6mm may not. Pain is related to obstruction. Such stones best managed by urologist. Drinks lots of water, Dr may prescribe Tamsulosin to facilitate passage. However, persistent high grade pain, if present, needs to be relieved. Good Luck ...Read more
Sir, my recent abd scanning found that I have 3 kidney stones measuring 6-7 mm. 1 on left 2 on right side. Any good medications to pass this stones?
Renal stones: No. But I specializes in this. The cause of the stones needs to be determined. Lets do 2nd opinion and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more
No: But you could also have stones on the left. ...Read more
No more pain: I assume you did not see it pass (by straining your urine). If not, if the pain is gone, the stone likely has passed although it may be in the bladder and still need to go through the urethra. A urinalysis could detect blood in the urine if the stone is still lodged in the ureter. ...Read more
Likely: Stones this size spontaneously pass about 80% of the time ...Read more
Should a 2 year old non obstructive kidney stone no pain but microscopic blood be removed or left alone?
Depends: On size and location of stone, and other factors. Talk to your urologist. No space to go into all details here. ...Read more
I get kidney stones and my right kidney it emptys slower than the left, now I get spasims in my kidney why is that
? Renal colic: The spasms may be due the kindey/ureters trying to expel the stones. If you know you have stones, it is imperative that you seek treatment asap to prevent damage to the kidney. Stones may be broken up by sound waves, lithotripsy, so that the fragments can pass in the urine. Please consult your doctor for the proper treatment. ...Read more
My left testicle looks like its hanging low and bigger then normal, no pain, do. Have a kidney stone. What could be going on?
See your primary: Care doctor. This is the type of thing that needs to be examined to accurately evaluate. It may be due to something minor like an infection (epidiymitis) or could be a symptom of a hernia, hydrocele, or an early testicular tumor. Please have this checked by your doctor if you notice something out of the normal for you. ...Read more
Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.
This treatment for many stones involves using a small scope to look into the ureter (kidney tube). The stone can be either removed or broken up with a laser.
After surgery there may or may not be a stent. This is a thin, soft plastic tube to keep the ureter from closing. Either way, you can expect some burning with peeing, urgency/frequency to peeing, mild pain in the side or blood in the urine. ...Read more
A month a go they said I might have kidney stones that's all I heard then a month later my upper left side hurts n moved to lower back?
Need evaluation: It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor as the issue needs evaluation. ...Read more
Hi, I have an 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?
Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled. So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you. ...Read more
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