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I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions. I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone. Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions.  I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone.  Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

Start with the same: One who treated you for your 4 prior kidney stone episodes as this would be the first consideration for your flank pain until otherwise ruled out. If it is ruled out then start with your primary care doctor to look for other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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My bone density test revealed T-score -3.10. Doc suspected kidney stone also. How to handle this kind of situation. ?

My bone density test revealed T-score -3.10. Doc suspected kidney stone also. How to handle this kind of situation. ?

Here are some ...: What has caused Your T-score at -.3.10, which clearly indicates osteoporosis? As to suspected kidney stone, I would not intervene it as long as asymptomatic, instead, work with the Doc to decided what is the underlying reason for T-score of -3.10 and initiate any current available Rx options for the underlying causes. Meanwhile, supplements for calcium & vit- D could be added. ...Read more

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How dod doctors check for kidney stones?

How dod doctors check for kidney stones?

From an imaging: standpoint, ultrasound and/or CT are the most appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How can the doctors get rid of kidney stones?

How can the doctors get rid of kidney stones?

Here are some ...: First, decide if necessary to remove the visible stone(s) even though being possible. If necessary, how to remove the stone(s) is decided according to the size, density, shape, and location of stone(s), either through the small opening(s) in the back or ESWL or the urethra to bladder to ureter to kidney. For detail, ask Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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How long does kidney stones last if you do not go to the doctor?

How long does kidney stones last if you do not go to the doctor?

Should be able to: urinate it out within 2-3 days. If the pain lasts longer, you should worry about retained stones or obstructed stones. These need to be evacuated or lithotripsied by kidney specialists with ultrasound or other devices. ...Read more

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Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

D3 and water: Is always good. Kidney stones can be made out of many things. Regardless, staying well hydrated ALWAYS makes it harder for minerals to precipitate into stones, D would help calcium go into your bones instead of your urine. If they are uric acid stones, L-methylfolate, B12, & active B6 (P5P) will reduce your blood homocysteine and uric acid levels which will help without having to take a drug. ...Read more

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If i suspect I have a kidney stone, is that cause to see my physician? Would it pass on its own?

If i suspect I have a kidney stone, is that cause to see my physician?  Would it pass on its own?

Yes, that would be : An appropriate reason to see a physician. Sometimes small stones pass on their own- but many do not. ...Read more

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Just found out i need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

PCNL: Procedure known as a percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A puncture is made in the back through the skin and into the kidney. Under general anesthesia the urologist dilates this track and inserts a scope directly into the kidney to remove the stone. Sometimes various forms of lithotripsy such as ultrasound or laser are used to break the stone up in the pieces and removed under direct visualization. ...Read more

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It's been 10 days since they said I have number 20 kidney stone and I have a ua doc. But pain is still there and getting worse?

It's been 10 days since they said I have number 20 kidney stone and I have a ua doc. But pain is still there and getting worse?

See urologist...: You need to go to urgent care or a urologist to confirm if stones cause your pain; if yes, where are the offending stones located and how should you be managed timely? Warn: Whenever your pain becomes constant with feeling chill/fever, that is emergency which can be life-threatening and more possibly happens to a female with a Hx of recurrent UTIs & diabetes. Best wish... ...Read more

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I have over 20 kidney stones in my kidneys . My doctor told me they may never even come out! i've never heard of this. Is this true ?

I have over 20 kidney stones in my kidneys . My doctor told me they may never even come out! i've never heard of this. Is this true ?

Something can be done: Large volume stone disease may be problematic however defining the anatomy of the collecting system and obtaining a systematic approach to removal of the stones usually can be successfully performed. Open surgical techniques are seldom required. Ureteroscopy with nephroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and eswl therapies can all be employed to make progress. ...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


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