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I need to know about kidney stones?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Kidney stones

Eighty % of adult kidney stones are calcium stones.
Most form with oxalate. Uric acid also participates. Citrate in urine can inhibit stone formations. Diet and fluid matter hugely. A 24 hour urine analysis is necessary to Dx and Rx. Start with 4 liters/day fluid. Add lemon extract 5 tblspns/day. Reduce salt and meat. Increase fruit and veggies. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may be needed to Rx.

In brief: Kidney stones

Eighty % of adult kidney stones are calcium stones.
Most form with oxalate. Uric acid also participates. Citrate in urine can inhibit stone formations. Diet and fluid matter hugely. A 24 hour urine analysis is necessary to Dx and Rx. Start with 4 liters/day fluid. Add lemon extract 5 tblspns/day. Reduce salt and meat. Increase fruit and veggies. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may be needed to Rx.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It hurts

Usually you would need to go to er for ct scan. When confirmed, some stones pass on their own and others may need surgical removal - depends on size and location. Keep well hydrated and take pains meds.

In brief: It hurts

Usually you would need to go to er for ct scan. When confirmed, some stones pass on their own and others may need surgical removal - depends on size and location. Keep well hydrated and take pains meds.
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh
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