Kidney stones causes prevention

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Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Kidney stones usually pass out through the urine stream with in 48hours. But this depends upon the size of the stone. A 4mm stone has 80% chances of coming out spontaneously, where as 5mm stone has 20% chances. Stones more than this size usually require treatment. Medical management includes calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers etc. Surgical treatment involves shock wave lithotripsy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy or open surgery.
Avatar m tn Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity.
Avatar f tn I was born with a condition that causes my body to create kidney stones. I have been to the emergency room 4 or 5 times in the past 18 years for the large stones, small ones pass ok. My first stone caused bleeding and severe back pain also with pain in the lower abdomen area along with hot/cold flashes and vomiting. It may feel like someone is squeezing your kidney while at the same time stabbing it with an ice pick. I first though it was my appendix. I was wrong. Water, water, water.
82861 tn?1333457511 They can become elevated if there is a urinary tract infection, a kidney infection or a prostate infection, or the elevations can be caused by damage to the kidney (either kidney disease or kidney failure). A urinalysis with a microalbuminuria test will determine if it is an infection or kidney failute. Lyme disease can commonly effect the kidneys also causing kidney failure. So if it has not been performed yet I would have your dog's urine tested and perform a lyme disease test.
Avatar n tn The horrid truth is that they don't really know what causes kidney stones. They can make educated guesses based on other symptoms and disorders that trend towards stone production but unfortunatley its still a guess, even with our current medical technology. Hopefully they're giving you some good painkillers. I know it ***** to have to take those but it will get you through.
974371 tn?1424656729 Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity.
Avatar m tn These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The biggest risk factor for kidney stones is dehydration. Kidney stones may not produce symptoms until they begin to move down the tubes (ureters) through which urine empties into the bladder. When this happens, the stones can block the flow of urine out of the kidneys. This causes swelling of the kidney or kidneys, causing pain. The pain is usually severe. Kidney stones are common.
3183592 tn?1344634338 After a full residency in urology at Massachusetts General, a fellowship in urinary stone disease at University of California San Francisco, and an American Foundation for Urologic Disease research fellowship in stone metabolism, I am now in private practice in Marin and Sonoma counties in northern California, where I practice general urology and sub-specialize in management of routine and complex stone problems and stone prevention.
Avatar f tn My daughter is a cosmetologist and she told me the topo causes the hair follicles to close. What has fallen out, wont grow back, but the hair loss should stop when you discontinue the drug. The Topo really messed up my cycle too. I think my adrenals took a hard hit from just two weeks on the drug. For me it was not worth it. I was stupid, depressed and started having panic attacks on it. I would loose blocks of time. Huge blocks.
489228 tn?1291535054 There are some doctors who don't believe it works mainly because they don't believe you can have pain from stones in the kidney. Dr Wolf performed the surgery on me personally last Aug. He will perform it on those that he thinks medically qualify for needing it if you are willing to go to Michigan. Several others have had their doctors do the procedure within the last year as well. AFTER MUCH PERSONAL RESEARCH I WOULD HAVE TO RECOMMEND DR WOLF'S PROCEDURE OVER LITHO...
Avatar m tn Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity.
Avatar f tn I was born with a condition that causes my body to create kidney stones. I have been to the emergency room 4 or 5 times in the past 18 years for the large stones, small ones pass ok. I understand very well the pain he may be in. My first stone caused bleeding and severe back pain also with pain in the lower abdomen area along with hot/cold flashes and vomiting. It may feel like someone is squeezing your kidney while at the same time stabbing it with an ice pick.
Avatar m tn People I know what I am talking about I have had kidney stones/kidney disease since 1965. Your doctor is wrong most kidney stones can be treated: the goal is to stop or slow down the formation of them. This is accomplished through metabolic testing... which many be done by a nephrologist in some parts of the US. Once it is determined what is causing the stones to form and the composition of them..
Avatar m tn o Kidney stones induced by trauma: 1999 : severe bleeding, very small stones passed.
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Avatar n tn The common causes for painless bleeding in the urine are infections of the kidney/bladder, disorders of the kidney/bladder, certain blood disorders, strenuous exercise and certain medications. It could be due to cystitis. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. In the meantime for relief from pain apply heated pads, drink plenty of oral fluids and take frequent sitz baths for 15-20 mins.
1310633 tn?1430227691 I produce kidney-stones and pass them on a regular basis (I have an incurable condition called Cystinuria which causes me to make & pass large kidney-stones). Over the years, I became addicted to the very pain med's that were making my condition somewhat tolerable (Dilaudid & Norco), as passing stones with pain-killers is preferable to without.
Avatar n tn Kidney stones Causes Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. Your body may make too much uric acid, or have a hard time getting rid of uric acid. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals form. These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed. Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout. The exact cause is unknown. Gout may run in families.
592774 tn?1325397342 I am tempted to try one by the author of this article: .http://****.*** Any was intrigued by his hypothosis that cola does not cause stones, dehydration from drinking soda instead of water causes the stones.
690241 tn?1227390813 ) I read her comment and saw what you posted and yes, I believe that is true about diet not being able to prevent stones; it can in the case of kidney stones but not when you have MSK I believe, as you said.
Avatar m tn I was also diagnosed with high uric acid level 426/428 and I had high cholesterol and they found 6 small stones in my kidney. During the treatment for the stomach bacteria I developed a sore throat that stayed with me for a while because I couldn’t use medication with the antibiotics but when I started the taking just simple home medicines it went away. I never had fever during that time and never had any swollen lymph nodes until 16 weeks after the exposure the one I asked earlier about.
82861 tn?1333457511 LMNO has an incurable and basically untreatable medical condition that causes a tremendous amount of kidney stones to form along with kidney polyps. The hope for this surgery is to gain maybe two or three months of greatly lessened pain, and of course improved function. While they were in there, the docs cleaned out as many stones as possible to buy some time before new ones form and get big enough to cause trouble.
5817099 tn?1376924181 Most experts agree 5,000 to 10,000 units a day are safe. Toxicity causes absorption of too much calcium resulting in kidney stones, kidney failure and calcification of the arteries. The above recommendation is well within the safe range. What Foods Have Vitamin D?
Avatar n tn Symptoms of the sort you describe can also occasionally be due to things such as kidney stones, non-STD urinary tract infections, non-STD viral infections and prostatitis, among other non-STD causes. With a good exam you can both rule out (or in) STD and get care for this problem. I hope this comment is helpful to you.
Avatar m tn this could be caused by too much calcium accumulation in the urine, leading to crystal formation in the kidneys. Kidney failure: Severe hypercalcemia can lead to damage in the kidneys and possibly cause permanent loss of kidney function. Nervous system deficits: Severe hypercalcemia can lead to dementia and confusion. Arrythmias: Hypercalcemia can affect the electrical impulses of cardiac muscle, causing irregular heartbeats.
Avatar n tn The ER doctor seemed surprised that I had been placed on these to try to prevent the recurrence of kidney stones and said to stop the diuretic completely. My potasium was on the low side of normal and I was told to continue that for a few days, and to drink a lot of water, 6-8 glasses per day. does this seem to be a right coures of treatment, and could the diuretic have caused the PVC's?
Avatar f tn Appendicitis Cholangitis (bile duct inflammation) Diverticulitis Fecal impaction (hardened stool that can't be eliminated) Gallbladder cancer Hepatitis Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) Hepatitis (liver inflammation) Hiatal hernia Injury Intestinal obstruction Kidney cancer Kidney infection Kidney stones Liver abscess (pus-filled pocket in the liver) Liver cancer Liver hemangioma Pancreatic cancer Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) Peptic ulcer Pericarditis (inflammation of the
Avatar f tn I don't have much of a history of UTI's but have had kidney stones in the past. I am currently seeing a Urologist for these symptoms. If you don't mind my asking are you on the Depo shot (birth control). And if you are experiencing the same thing when you pee it kind of relieves the pain... is this true for you?
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