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Is kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many types of kidney stones.
The chemical analysis of one's stone helps guide future treatment and prevention.

In brief: Yes

There are many types of kidney stones.
The chemical analysis of one's stone helps guide future treatment and prevention.
Dr. Lane Childs
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Dr. James Lin
At times, notably uric acid is a well-known dissoluble stone, but still handled under high professional vigilance and personal diligence.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A uric acid stone may be followed by a rx with Allopurinol or other means of lowering urate production.
Cystine stones may get a Penicillamine rx, while struvite / triple phosphate will prompt rx to eradicate proteus infection. Calcium stones are most common and confirm the advisability of measures to keep urine calcium concentrations low. Good luck.

In brief: Yes

A uric acid stone may be followed by a rx with Allopurinol or other means of lowering urate production.
Cystine stones may get a Penicillamine rx, while struvite / triple phosphate will prompt rx to eradicate proteus infection. Calcium stones are most common and confirm the advisability of measures to keep urine calcium concentrations low. Good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Jason Kline
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe.

If you've only had one kidney stone, there is a good chance you will never suffer from another one again.
Consume at least 2 liters water daily and restrict dietary sodium. However, if you've passed several stones already or if imaging shows several stones in the kidneys not yet passed, a 24 hour urine collection can guide your doctor to definitive treatment and prevention of further stones.

In brief: Maybe.

If you've only had one kidney stone, there is a good chance you will never suffer from another one again.
Consume at least 2 liters water daily and restrict dietary sodium. However, if you've passed several stones already or if imaging shows several stones in the kidneys not yet passed, a 24 hour urine collection can guide your doctor to definitive treatment and prevention of further stones.
Dr. Jason Kline
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: To a degree, but not

To a degree, yes, the result of stone analysis may guide us how to conduct stone prevention.
It is not right to look at it as the whole picture for stone care but combine and correlate with other studies such as lytes, 24-hr urine studies, & needed tests to rule out renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism, UTI, etc. For individual details, ask Doc timely. Best...

In brief: To a degree, but not

To a degree, yes, the result of stone analysis may guide us how to conduct stone prevention.
It is not right to look at it as the whole picture for stone care but combine and correlate with other studies such as lytes, 24-hr urine studies, & needed tests to rule out renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism, UTI, etc. For individual details, ask Doc timely. Best...
Dr. James Lin
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