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Doctor insights on: What Path Does A Kidney Stone Take Passing Through The Kidney And Urinary System

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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...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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I have concretion (sand like particles) not kidney stone, can it cause pain in the back, side, hip, urinary blader and penis area? How long it heals up

Yes: "stones" in the kidney are not usually the large "staghorn" type people think of. You usually have to use a strainer or tea bag to filter your urine in order to capture the "stones." therefore, you certainly may have kidney stones. Until they pass, the pain may be there. There are other things which may cause pain in addition to stones, so make sure that is what you have. ...Read more

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M south indian.I am having urinary infection and kidney stone.I am taking medicines.Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

M south indian.I am having urinary infection and kidney stone.I am taking medicines.Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

Must remove stone: Must assume that you have an infected kidney stone. There is no way of eliminating bacteria in a kidney stone other than removingstone. Yes kidney stone ; infection could certainly be cause of your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a urinary stricture and genital tightness be signs of a kidney stone?

Could a urinary stricture and genital tightness be signs of a kidney stone?

Not really: Urinary stricture of your ureter or urethra is usually from prior infection. Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a kidney stone in the urinary tract should I go to the doctor ?

How do I get rid of a kidney stone in the urinary tract should I go to the doctor ?

Urology consult: I would recommend a urology consultation for appropriate treatment. This may depends on the size and location of the kidney stone. ...Read more

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I weigh 90kg & have been on Tamsulosin for 3 wks to help kidney stone pass. No longer need to take it - how long before it is fully out of my system?

I weigh 90kg  & have been on Tamsulosin for 3 wks to help kidney stone pass. No longer need to take it - how long before it is fully out of my system?

Tamsulosin: generally medication is cleared from the system and for half-lives. with a half-life of 15 hours that means tamsulosin should be cleared from your system within three days ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more