Kidney stones uric acid levels

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646318 tn?1261185094 There are many types of kidney stones. Most kidney stones are not uric acid stones. If you have a kidney stone you need to make it pass. To do that the best thing to do is drink plenty of water. So much that you are not even thirsty and your sick of water. Keep a water bottle with you all the time a sip it from time to time. The other thing to do is to stay active. Walk around keep moving. That will get the stone to move. Do you have a history in your family of kidney stones?
Avatar n tn How to Reduce Uric Acid Quickly By eHow Contributor High levels of uric acid levels cause gout. Uric acid is a natural compound made up of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and and hydrogen. Too much uric acid can cause a form of arthritis called gout. You will want to reduce your levels of uric acid if you are susceptible to gout.
Avatar f tn My 60 year old husband passed small uric acid type kidney stones in August (per lab analysis of stones), had a blood test that showed high uric acid and was put on Allopurinol 100mg (twice daily) about two weeks ago. He recently lost weight after having an angioplasty with stent in late July (blood work shows normal range for cholesterol- blood glucose elevated at 117, blood pressure is normal, pulse 50 to 60).
Avatar f tn wow, why is your dr congratulating you on such a low uric acid level??? normal levels are 2.6-7.2 Sometimes high uric acid levels DO cause kidney stones, but yours is below normal level. absolute monocyte levels should range between 40-900. Monocytes are made by the bone marrow and stored in the spleen. Monocytes help to fight infection.
Avatar n tn If it is helpful - My test showed that my uric acid levels were over 1400 and I cannot remember the level of oxalates. Medication - Allopurinol.
250398 tn?1225266891 * Gout * Uric acid stones in the urinary tract * Deposits of uric acid in the kidneys (uric acid nephropathy) * Deposits of uric acid in the soft tissue (tophi) Treatment is directed at reducing uric acid levels and may include lifestyle changes such as: * Avoiding alcohol * Maintaining a healthy weight * Losing weight if you're overweight * Avoiding foods high in purines * Discontinuing use of medications that may be causing elevated uric acid levels"
Avatar f tn The less common type are uric acid kidney stones. As with the calcium oxalate, cutting back your intake of animal protein while increasing bulk and fiber in your diet can help prevent them from forming. Drinking fruit juice or drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup isn't good. limit your intake of meat, sugar, salt, and fruit juice, increase dietary fiber, and supplement with 10,000 units of vitamin A, 300 milligrams of magnesium citrate, and 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 every day.
Avatar m tn A high level of uric acid in the blood can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. Many drugs can increase or decrease the level of uric acid.
Avatar n tn can't remember the word at the moment, but it means enlarged/swollen. My uric acid (1480) and oxaclic acid levels were high. I am now on allopurinol (sp? the bottle is not with me). I was told to change my diet to avoid purines and oxalic acid. I got a very short list from the doctor and was told to do some research on the internet. Well, the internet hasn't been too helpful because different websites contridict each other on the content levels. Where can I get good info?
Avatar f tn A serum uric acid levels as well as serum calcium and phosphate levels may also help. A 24 hour urine collection sample to determine quantitative protein levels in the urine may be necessary. Calcium stones are the more common urinary stones in the urinary tract. I suggest that you take plenty of water and modify your diet. Try to take only moderate amount of dairy products (cheese and milk) as this is high in calcium. Also, vegetables high in oxalate may also be avoided at this point.
Avatar f tn Has anyone been successful using natural remedies such as lemon juice and apple cider vinegar in lowering urine calcium and uric acid levels? After several episodes of gross hematuria it was determined that I have bilateral stones. A 24 hr urine test showed elevated calcium and uric acid. I was placed on potassium citrate and hydrochlorothiazide but the medicines have horrific side effects.
Avatar f tn I am a 60 yr old female with extensive history of kidney stones since 1978 (before lithotrypsy), recurrent infections & blood in urine. I am prone to both calcium stones & uric acid stones. First kidney stone was size of a walnut & could not pass so was removed by actual surgery. Over the yrs I experienced more stones that would not pass so more surgeries. Have developed scar tissue in both ureters & have had 2 stents. Extreme pain so stent removal.
Avatar f tn - calcium oxalate struvite uric cystine The rarest form of kidney stones is Cystine stones. Cystinuria is an inherited condition that affects the amount of acid that is passed in the urine. Struvite stones are caused by recurrent kidney infections. Uric stones are caused when there is too much uric acid in the urine with rheumatic conditions like gout. Calcium oxalate stones can from with too much protein in the diet, too much calcium and Vitamin D and through dehydration.
Avatar n tn If gout remains untreated, these uric acid crystals can build up in the joints and nearby tissues, forming hard lumpy deposits called tophi. High levels of uric acid may also cause kidney stones or kidney failure. SGPT is a test for liver function. SGOT/SGPT blood test is a one of the liver function tests. Primary use of SGOT/SGPT blood test is to assess the state of the liver function. SGOT and SGPT are two enzymes found in the liver.
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He said reasons why the opposite was found in the study are uncertain, although one possibility is that uric acid levels in the urine can increase when women are taking estrogen, and that may contribute to stone formation.
 
Kidney stones are hard crystals of calcium or other substances that separate from liquid in urine. Normally smaller than a pea, they can grow to be the size of pearls or even golf balls.
Avatar n tn Hi, kidney stones have different composition chemically, like calcium oxalate, uric acid stones etc. Please get stones tested along with blood calcium and uric acid levels. Take 3-4 lts of water daily, beer or barley water do induce dieresis which helps in flushing the stones.
168348 tn?1379360675 magnesium for the prevention of calcium oxalate kidney stones. I cannot take Urocit K because of terrible GI side effects, so my Urologist suggested this to help disuade them from forming. My calcium levels are normal. I have a condition called MSK (Medullary Sponge Kidney) that predisposes me to producing calcium oxalate or calcium oxalate/phosphorous stones. I avoid all oxalate containing foods and don't take any extra calcium supplements or antacids containing calcium Thanks.
Avatar f tn You have to find out which kind of stones you have...uric acid or calcium I think are the 2 and then go from there on ways to prevent new ones. SHe hasnt had any new stones in years now! Hope this helps you some.
Avatar n tn I have had stones with no blood in the urine. They finaly figured out that even the small stones were causeing problems for me because I have 3 narrow places in my uiter. I have had alot of stones and there was always pain! If you dont like the drs keep looking... I had a stone stuck once in my right side, There was no blood in my urin and a ct scan didnt see it BUT i KNEW it was there and kept griping Until I found a dr who believed me. He did a IVP And saw a tini stone had gotten stuck.
Avatar f tn Calcium oxalate stones Calcium phosphate stones Cystine stones Uric acid stones Struvite stones I do not know the answer about the calcium.
Avatar m tn Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake, keeping the urine alkaline and taking medications like allopurinol, if the blood levels of uric acid are high. 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. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine.
Avatar m tn Abdominal CT scan Abdominal/kidney MRI Abdominal x-rays Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) Kidney ultrasound Retrograde pyelogram Tests may show high levels of calcium, oxylate, or uric acid in the urine or blood. Prognosis Kidney stones are painful but usually can be removed from the body without causing permanent damage. They tend to return, especially if the cause is not found and treated.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with MSK for a year now, and my specialist (in Aust) has put me on a low-purine diet to reduce the amount of uric acid produced -this is what causes the production of the stones in the kidneys. I know it is early days, but at 42, having changed my diet, I haven't had any stones recur for a year now!
440941 tn?1243651684 If it's too small and/or if it's uric acid .. I do believe uric acid stones are transparent ?
168348 tn?1379360675 We'll send a copy of the lab analysis to the Uro for the records. My last one I captured was 100% calcium oxalate .. my mom has uric acid ones .. one almost killed her 16 yrs ago with septicemia but hasn't made any since .. that type you can get meds for ... so want to be sure it isn't uric acid left untreated! YOOO HOOO you are pain managing now with the meds!
Avatar m tn Along with Peg,. ADs, etc. When our Kidneys our overloaded our body receives too much uric acid. Uric Acid can cause Gout/Arthritis or joint pain. Just Google “Kidney’s and Joint Pain” I was told to eat a lot of cherries.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the response, 33 years, bloody hell, a few years has destroyed me, I had a double hernia op that felt way less painful than kidney stones for me, I have noticed chest pains all across the top of the chest that sometimes spread down both forearms, on the front of my throat and the top of my head, I'm starting to wonder if that's all connected to the kidney stones since I just happen to have had the kidney stone pain not long after the onset of these symptoms.
Avatar f tn If possible, get a second opinion. If a stone has been a differential, serum calcium ,urinary calcium , and uric acid levels may need to be determined. Do you have a history of kidney stones in the family? Your CT scan ruled out the presence of a stone. It is possible that you have passed it out.Other differentials would be musculoskeletal and nerve related pain, an underlying infection, structural abnormalities in the bladder or urethra, or a spine problem.
Avatar m tn As for there being a 'stone' inside your cyst, don't be confused between a kidney-stone and a calcification inside your cyst. Kidney-stones occur within the renal cavity, whereas cystic- calcifications occur within the cavity of the cyst. Some doctors refer to the calcifications inside cysts as 'stones', but it's old-school terminology. More acceptable term these days is renal-calcification. I'll reiterate... find out from your Urologist where on the Bosniak-Chart your cyst falls.
Avatar m tn Hi, When was the last time you had your serum uric acid levels assessed? What scan was done? an Xray scan or a an ultrasound? Is your gout well controlled? Are you taking any medications at this point? Aside from the scans and urinalysis ,you may need to have some blood work done. Your serum BUN and Creatinine levels may need to be determined.As well as a 24 hour urine collection for urinary uric acid may be needed. Although a urinary tract stone needs to be ruled out here.