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What could a women aged over 90 years old with kidney stones do ? And is a surgery safe for her ?

What could a women aged over 90 years old with kidney stones do ? And is a surgery safe for her ?

Kidney stone: hi, it all depends on how big the stone is and how the health of that 90 yo patient is and if there is any obstruction in urinary tract and kidney function is affected or not . The best way to approach this is to see a knowledgable Urologist to determine the next step in management, most stones are small and they resolve with conservative management, ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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How long should I be on bed rezt after kidney stone surgery with a stent inserted? Im a female and I have to go up and down stairs is that safe?

How long should I be on bed rezt after kidney stone surgery with a stent inserted? Im a female and I have to go up and down stairs is that safe?

Depends: If you feel fine and discomfort is tolerable, yes, you can move around and use stairs. If you have fever and uncontrollable pain, vomiting or dizziness you should contact your urologist immediately. In any case your doctor is the best guide, not internet. ...Read more

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I am a female 53yrs old. i have 4mm kidney stone.How long does it take for recover? Do i need surgery?

I am a female 53yrs old. i have 4mm kidney stone.How long does it take for recover? Do i need surgery?

Kidney stones: It is not going to dissolve, it may sit there or may move down and get flushed out in urine. At this size if does not cause any problem no intervention is required, but if you know the type of the stone, follow dietary plan or any medicine given by your doctor to slow down the growth or formation of new stone. ...Read more

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An 84 yr 86 lb female, lg kidney stones in both.Unable to walk due foot swelling °en.Bone loss w/spurs in lower back.Is surgery an option.

Perhaps: The answer really depends on the overall health of the patient as well as the size and location of the stones, all of which determine what type of surgical procedure would be best for her specific case. Her treating physicians will consult with the urologist to decide if surgery is best for her. ...Read more

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Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Lithotripsy: The stone may be too big pass on its own. Discuss with your doctor if you may be a candidate for lithotripsy. The procedure uses sound waves to break up the stone so that the fragments may pass in the urine. ...Read more

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How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

Here are ...: The recovery time after kidney stone procedures may highly vary depending on the complexity with or without complications of the procedures as well as patient's coping ability. So, it may take 5-7 days or up to 2-3 weeks. Generally speaking, most of the patients cope well with it through proper peri-operative counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of pain medication. Ask Doc timel ...Read more

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I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?

Necessary?: For young age as you are, stone removal from kidney may be needed, when and how? These questions should be addressed by your urologist according to the size, shape, location of the stone, the history of spontaneous stone passage, and the symptom from the stones. Besides, how to prevent further stone recurrence after current stone removal needs to be addressed before procedures. Talk with doctor. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of kidney stones w/o them for 2.5 yrs & stints help, for unknown reasons. No one wants to exploratory surgery, help!

I have symptoms of kidney stones w/o them  for 2.5 yrs & stints help, for unknown reasons. No one wants to exploratory surgery, help!

Need diet treatment: Virtually all stones are due to a diet high in protein and salt. Stones are unusual in women. Male to female ratio is 9:1. Women should be screened for partial arpt-ase and hgrpt-ase deficiency. If not present then diet at protein intake of 0.75 g/kg ideal body weight with no added salt (3-4 g sodium) and high fluid intake (3-4 l/d with water clear urine). Surgery not needed., need stone burden ct. ...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