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What is the cause of kidney stones?

What is the cause of kidney stones?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...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


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What is the cause of frequent kidney stones?

What is the cause of frequent kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Most kidney stone do not have a definite cause, dehydration is common, inmobilization causes calcium loss from bones, kidney filtration defects, hyperfunction of the parathyroid gland, malabsortion from the GI tract, congenital renal defects (renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidneys), gout, drug diamox, (acetazolamide) some diuretics. ...Read more

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What is the reason of formation kidney stone?

What is the reason of formation kidney stone?

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 is the cause of gallstones?

What is the cause of gallstones?

Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

Inherited disease: You inherit polycystic kidney disease, so it is reasonable to be evaluated if you have a parent with polycystic kidneys. Evaluation will likely include a painless ultrasound (sound wave) examination. If you know you have polycystic kidneys, you want to do everything you can to protect their function. At some point, though, you may need dialysis or a transplant. Talk to your doctor. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
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Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD ( autosomal dominant type and recessive type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages! ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more

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What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

Many causes: Pelvicaliectasis of the kidney is dilation of the spaces in the kidney where urine goes prior to passage into the ureter (kidney tube) and bladder. This can indicate a possible obstruction downstream from the kidney (stone or congenital narrowing of the ureter) or possibly can be a normal anatomic variant. Talk to your doctor, especially if you have any pain, to determine appropriate testing. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a swollen kidney?

What is the cause of a swollen kidney?

The most: Common reason would be a blocked drainage tube due to a stone or compression from the outside. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney failure due to stones?

What are the symptoms of kidney failure due to stones?

Pain: Most patients with kidney stones experienced a lot of pain. This pain is usually in their flank and radiating into the groin. Symptoms of kidney failure include swelling fatigue poor appetite and nausea. ...Read more

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What is the actual size of kidney stones?

What is the actual size of kidney stones?

It varies: Stones can be anywhere from a millimeter (1/25 of an inch) up to a staghorn stone that fills the kidney an could measure 8-9 centimeters in size (several inches across). ...Read more

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What is the cause of bile?

What is the cause of bile?

I don't understand: Your question doesn't make sense. Bile is a normal substance made in your body to dissolve fats from your food. So "cause of bile" doesn't make any sense. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Symptoms will vary.: Pain is the most common symptom, which comes from obstruction of the ureter, and its location depends on the location of the stone. It comes in waves, and can be mild to intense. This can be accompanied by nausea & vomiting. Blood in the urine is another common finding, and may come with urinary frequency and burning. Some stones are silent, discovered only on imaging. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Pain: The pain would present depending on size of stone and location. The pain could be in the lower back or flank, inner thigh, testicles. Blood in the urine (visible or not visible but present on urinalysis). ...Read more

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What are the causes of gall stones?

What are the causes of gall stones?

Many causes: When bile chemical composition (cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate, calcium carbonate) in the gallbladder gets out of balance, gallstones can form. While its not completely clear why some develop the chemical imbalance, we do know that gallstones are more common in obese people, women (especially oral contraceptives/hormone replacement), high fat intake, diabetes, rapid weight loss - to name a few. ...Read more

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What is the cause of appendicitis?

What is the cause of appendicitis?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypercalcemia?

What is the cause of hypercalcemia?

Causes of Hypercal: Causes are divided into outpatients and in patients. In Outpatients the most common cause is Hyperparathyroidism. In inpatients, the most common cause is metastatic cancer to the bones. There are other causes such as medication, vitamin d overdose, etc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

Cause of AKI: Acute renal failure or acute kidney injury (AKI) can be due to several causes including severe dehydration, bleeding, intake of nephrotoxins (medications or chemicals), obstruction of urine flow from both kidneys (e.g. enlarged prostate, retroperitoneal fibrosis), acute inflammation of kidneys (i.e. glomerulonephritis), infection of the kidneys (i.e. pyelonephritis), and much more. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of kidney problem in elderly?

What is the symptoms of kidney problem in elderly?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, i suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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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)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more