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Can antibiotics be used to get rid of kidney stones?

Can antibiotics be used to get rid of kidney stones?

No: Some stones are infectious in nature, but antibiotics alone won't be enough to eradicate them. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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I had surgery for kidney stones 5 days ago and my uvula is still stretched out will it ever go back to normal length and I'm on antibiotics also ?

I had surgery for kidney stones 5 days ago and my uvula is still stretched out will it ever go back to normal length and I'm on antibiotics also ?

Here are some...: How were the kidney stone procedures done, under general anesthesia with some form of intubation, esp. endotracheal one, or under spinal? At times, the uvula may be injured by intubation, resulting in what you saw. Such effect to uvula will take time and patience to heal, but with widely various pace and ending point. More? ask the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and have had kidney stones, hydronephrosis (sp) and pyelonephritis (sp). I am currently on a suppression antibiotic. Now I have fever, chills, nausea, and back pain which started yesterday. What should I do?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and have had kidney stones, hydronephrosis (sp) and pyelonephritis (sp). I am currently on a suppression antibiotic. Now I have fever, chills, nausea, and back pain which started yesterday. What should I do?

See urologist ASAP: Need new pregnancy safe antibiotics possibly by IV route. Also hydronephrosis needs to decompressed by jj stent or percutaneous nephrostomy. Antibiotic suppressive therapy needs to be changed as bacteria responsible for uti/pyelonephritis is likely is likely resistant to antibiotic u r taking. Please do not wait until tomorrow. Good luck & please let us know you get on. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end kidney stones?

See a Urologist: Most small stones pass by themselves. Some require lithotripsy either percutaneous or through a scope. Some require a tube through your back into the kidney for the urologist to insert a scope to break up and remove the stones. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end kidney stones?

See a urologist: Treatment depends upon composition & size of stones7 your anatomy & ?Presence of infection. Evaluation at some time should include blood & 24 hour urine tests looking for matabolic causes. Treatment will depend upon all of above including drinking lots of water & minimal salt intake. Small stows may pass on their own, larger ones may require shockwave, endoscopic laser or percutaneous lthotripsy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent kidney stones?

What is the best way to prevent kidney stones?

Fluids + low salt: Drink 2 litres of water daily, this will keep you well hydrated and keep urine dilute thus calcium excreted by kidney less likely to crystalise + form stones. Low salt diet is 2nd most important feature as urinary calcium excretion is associated with salt excretion. Avoid xs red meat in diet. Moderate calcium in diet is fine and is not related to stone formation. Xs calcium may be. Ie healthy diet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent and treat urate kidney stones?

What is the best way to prevent and treat urate kidney stones?

Rx urate stones: First, drink 3 liters fluid every day. Reduce meat and poultry intake to less than 3 oz per day. Get protein from egg whites, quinoa, soy, and white fish. Increase intake of fruit and veg. Avoid alcohol. Add ReaLemon to daily fluid - 4 tblspns / day. Consume 1/2 teaspn baking soda in 6 oz water twice a day. Know serum uric acid level. Know 24 hr uric acid and citrate excretions ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to get rid of kidney stones?

Need advice on what is the the best way to get rid of kidney stones?

Depends on:: The majority of kidney stones are not able to be chemically dissolved in your body. Some can, but most can not. Therefore depending on the size and location of your stones, they may or may not be passable. Sometimes surgical options are best for stones. You are invited to thoroughly discuss your options with your urologist. ...Read more

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What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do if I have a 0.7 CM kidney stone? An operation or lithotripsy?

ESWL: Depends-if your stone is radiolucent (eg uric acid/cysteine) you could manage it medically and dissolve it. If radio-opaque/calcium in composition, while unlikely to "pass" intact, would be best managed with eswl as a minimally-invasive mono-therapy. (pcnl would be too invasive, except with significant anatomic variation (eg calyceal diverticulum/infundibular stenosis). Possible ureterorenoscopy? ...Read more

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


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