Kidney stones treatment prevention

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757137 tn?1347200053 Magnesium will get rid of kidney stones, and cranberry juice will prevent them.
Avatar f tn Hello, Kindey stones are of four types: calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn Although possible, I am not aware of a connection between kidney stones and ileostomies. Prevention of the kidney stones can be considered, based on what they are made of. For instance, calcium stones can be treated with thiazide diuretics, and uric acid stones can be treated with allopurinol. Hydration remains a mainstay of prevention. These options can be discussed with your personal physician or urologist. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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 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 n tn Dear Dr, I have an about 10 years of chronic kidney stones. I have passed four in the past five days. I recently had a car accident and it seems to have triggered an avalanche of stones. I summer I turned in 37 stones to be analyzed. I have had litho 5 times, stents placed 2x's, and numerous emergency room visits. My current problem is that I have constant pain on my right side kidney down to my groin. I am passing blood on a daily basis and stones are falling like the Roman Empire.
889090 tn?1241064402 After all of this the question is "What kind of kidney stone preventive treatment do I use now? Sorry for the length of the follwoing but I left out alot of detail. It has been a nightmare for the past 20 years!
768044 tn?1294227036 Like most of us are familiar with here (although hopefully not most of us personally!) they note the side-effects regarding kidney stones. They also note the side effect regarding weight loss which is something that most of us are personally familiar with. In the category of ANTIDEPRESSANTS: - Amitriptyline won. scientific evidence is trustworthy and strong. 3/3 for scientific effect. 3/3 for clinical effect. Lots of side-effects though.
Avatar n tn I have been treated for kidney/ureteral stones 3 times in 4 years by cystoscopic removal and ESWL. Two stones have been sent for analysis. They were composed of calcium oxalate and calcium carbonate. I am not a big dairy product eater. In fact I get far less than the recommended calcium intake for women. I am a 34 year old female. My urologist seems to not be very interested in further testing.
Avatar n tn Would that present the same symptoms as a kidney stone? I have had confirmed kidney stones in the past and this feels the same. Tomorrow I am supposed to get an x-ray of my spine. Any suggestions?????
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 n tn However, with the appropriate treatment for increased calcium and kidney stones, as well as prevention of infections and kidney failure, this number is reduced. You need to have close follow up with your doctors if you have any of the conditions described. This information is provided for general medical educational purposes only. Please consult your physician for diagnostic and treatment options pertaining to your specific medical condition.
Avatar n tn 10:04: I was wondering if this will affect my pregnancy in any way i was also told to avoid calcium but being pregnant shouldnt i increase my calcium?I am not sheduled to see my OB doctor till Dec.
Avatar n tn Less than 10% of asymptomatic patients may have a poor long term outcome due to kidney stones, kidney infections, and kidney failure. However, with the appropriate treatment for increased calcium and kidney stones, as well as prevention of infections and kidney failure, this number is reduced. You need to have close follow up with your doctors if you have any of the conditions described.
Avatar m tn org/wiki/Hypoparathyroidism 'calcium replacement or vitamin D can ameliorate the symptoms but can increase the risk of kidney stones and chronic kidney disease' Is that really desired goal of treatment? Is there any evidence bringing the pth to the minimum can actually "cure" people or reduce their hbvdna/hbsag without damaging their kidneys? Are there any evidence/studies/previous posts of users that imply this actually works?
Avatar n tn The stones that these patients develop are calcium oxalate type stones. Thiazide diuretics are the main type of treatment in the USA, however dietary modification may help as well.
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 n tn I am concerned about creating more scar tissue, as I am 63 and expect more stones in the future. I also have 2 other stones in the left kidney per the xrays on 2/12/99. I plan to wait 1 week, hoping to pass the current stone problem, but I am ralistic enough to realize I probably have to take more aggressive action. Feedback will be appreciated.Any source material that I could be directed to would also be helpful. My pcp is in the process of finding me a urologist.
Avatar n tn I appreciate your post and all the info..I didn't give my whole history of kidney stones but...they are calcium stones, and I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide and a citric acid suppliment...I have done a 24 hr urine collection and done all i can do....the prevention methods haven't seemed to help. even have tried taking uriflow...actually that's when my most recent problem started.. a 4 mm stone got lodged in my ureter...don't worry i'm still taking the uriflow though...
Avatar f tn From the posted information, I derived that your pain is probably from kidney stones. Passing kidney stones can be extremely painful. It is important to hydrate as much as possible to help flush them out. Once the stones pass through, the pain will resolve and there are usually no permanent damages. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) are used to relieve mild to moderate pain.
242516 tn?1368227505 Physicians should advise patients, at the first sign of tendon pain, swelling, or inflammation, to stop taking the fluoroquinolone, to avoid exercise and use of the affected area, and to promptly contact their doctor about changing to a non-fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drug. Selection of a fluoroquinolone for the treatment or prevention of an infection should be limited to those conditions that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Avatar m tn o Kidney stones induced by trauma: 1999 : severe bleeding, very small stones passed.
Avatar f tn I have less than half of the stones now instead of my whole kidney being full. I have had alot of litho treatment to make the stones smaller but I don't want to pass them anymore. I don't want to be on pain meds anymore I want to stay happy. I am now working 2 jobs I have to work. I can't afford to miss work. I have been on a good diet to prevent me from making more stones, but now my urologist says I am still making the stones.
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.
1310633 tn?1430227691 *This is long, sorry* I'm not sure how to put into words exactly what my situation is, so I'm going to ramble for a bit and see what comes out (looking for advice): 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).
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.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Excessive vitamin D can damage the kidneys and heart, and too much calcium from supplements has been linked to kidney stones, the report says. Vitamin D has been a hot topic in recent years because research has linked lower levels of the nutrient to certain cancers, diabetes, and bone and immune system problems. The panel concluded that more scientific research is needed to investigate the potential health benefits of larger amounts of vitamin D.
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