What is effective for treating kidney stones and gall stones?

Here are some... The cause and treatment for kidney stone and gallstone are entirely not the related. There are 3 ways of treating kidney stones including ESWL, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, & transureteroscopic laser lithotripsy, depending on the size of stone, renal anatomical structures, and the availability of professional proficiency and institutional facilities. For treating gallstones, laparoscopic...

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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...
Cholesterol v crysta. Gall stones are mostly condensed cholesterol and bile which are the primary secretions of the liver. Kidney stones can be calcium, oxalate or uric acid and rarely others. They are mode from crystallized solutes, things that dissolve in water, rather than fatty materials. Read more...

Are kidney stones about as painful as it gets? More painful than gall stones?

It certainly can be. Both conditions can cause variable and excruciating amounts of pain. Biliary colic is usually of a different character than renal colic caused by kidney stones. But as a physician who has treated patients suffering from kidney stone pain, it can be incredibly, debilitatingly painful--sometime even triggering uncontrollable vomiting for which the patient requires intravenous hydration. Read more...
See below. Yes it is described as a extremely painful problem, since pain is subjective it varies from individual to individual, but comparatively this condition is very disabling. Read more...
Yes. Many female patients say they would rather have unmedicated vaginal birth than have another kidney stone. Read more...

What are the general treatments to remove gall stones or kidney stones? Thanks.

Different. The usual treatment for symptomatic gallstones is removal of the gallbladder. Symptomatic kidney stone treatment depends on the stone composition, size, location, and presence/absence of obstruction and/or infection. Read more...
Different. Gallstones are usually addressed by surgical removal of the gallbladder. Kidney stones usually pass on their own, particularly if temporarily put on an Alpha blocker to dilate the ureter. If not, lithotripsy can shatter it so it can pass, or a cystoscopic procedure can extract them. Read more...

I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?

Drink fluids. Msny people get kidney stones. Try drinking water, and fluids but avoid soda pop. The better hydrated the less likely to happen again. There is an app to help remind you to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Your more likely to have sharp pains as stone passes not burning. Read more...

Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

not the 1st choice. Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas. The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab(blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. Read more...

Intermittent pain on left side/flank under rib and sometimes a Visible small muscle twitch below my sternum on left side. Gall stones No kidney stones?

Here are some ... The limited information as described suggests the pain is more likely related with some disorders of muscle, joints or nerves of the local area than with stones of gallbladder or kidneys. Fortunately, a combo of detailed Hx stressing quality, quantity, and sequence of events of the symptoms + proper physical exam + timely tests as needed will help reach right Dx for better Rx / care / counseling. Read more...
Hard to say. Intermittent left flank pain under rib cage is not the location for kidney pain. Most kidney stones are asymptomatic until they enter the ureter. At that point the pain is so severe that the typical patient is literally rolling on the floor. If the pain only occurs in this area not likely to be gallbladder. But if it is also felt in the back and on the right side it may be from the gall bladder. Read more...
Flank/abdominal. pain has so many potential causes of the benign and serious types that 'guessing' on line with the limited information you provide would be doing you a dis-service, if not outright harm. That being said what you have provided is too vague to even venture a guess. I would recommend you see your doctor for a more complete evaluation. Read more...
Some possibilities. Discomfort in this region could be muscular, gas entrapment in the upper left colon, irritability of a nerve, spleen abnormalities or left lung base problems. Your physician will take a thorough history and perform a physical examination and then order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis if your symptoms persist. Read more...
It could be muscle. strain, inflammation of the stomach or spleen etc. Gallstones or gallbladder and liver inflammation present with right upper quadrant pain, not left sided discomfort. Kidney pain is usually located at mid-back and a Urinalysis will show blood and/or pus cells. Go see your Dr for a thorough exam. God Bless you! Read more...
Left flank pain. Can occur due to different factors. It could be due to muscle strain, kidney or ureteral stone or hydrocephalus or infections or mass. an examination with urine analysis may be helpful. Read more...