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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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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 causes a kidney stone?

What causes a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues.. Follow up with pmd {private medical doctor} for full work. ...Read more

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What causes a black kidney stone?

What causes a black kidney stone?

Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative answer to your question. ...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 black kidney stones?

What causes black kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Never heard that kidney stones would be classified by their color. More explanation from you would be helpful. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high concentrations of bile and cholesterol. Kidney stones occur in the urinary tract and often contain calcium and minerals excreted by the kidney. ...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 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

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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?

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?

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?

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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What is the difference between gall stones and kidney stones minerals?

What is the difference between gall stones and kidney stones minerals?

Big difference: Gall stones are most often composed of cholesterol and bile pigments whereas kidney stones are composed predominantly of calcium oxalate, but also calcium phosphate, uric acid, magnesium ammonium phosphate and rarely cystine. ...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 are symptoms of kidney stones?

What are symptoms of kidney stones?

Pain: Small kidney stones can cause an achy feeling in your back or actually no symptoms. However when the kidney stones enlarge, they can cause blood in the urine, excruriating pain and possibly infections. ...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 symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

What are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

Flank pain: Usually flank pain on one side, blood in the urine, and occasionally some nausea and difficulty peeing. People who have never had a kidney stone should get checked out by their doctor to make sure the diagnosis is correct. People who have these regularly usually recognize them and know what to do. Anyone with fevers, extreme pain, or symptoms that last longer than a day or two should see a doc. ...Read more

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Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Sometimes: If the stone is in the kidney it may cause blood in the urine.If it passes into the ureter (tube that connects the kidney to the bladder ,it can cause pain,often severe,any where from the flank to the groin. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of kidney stones?

What are common symptoms of kidney stones?

Flank pain: The most common symptom of kidney stones is pain in the back radiating to the groin and sometimes with blood in urine. ...Read more

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What causes heat on kidney stone?

What causes heat on kidney stone?

Kidney stone: What do you mean by heat on a kidney stone. Never heard this term. ...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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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