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Category Archives: Kidney Stones
I have undergone ESWL recently, after the treatment finished, I noticed that my skin exposed to waves was bleeding. Because some people had their treatment before me I was afraid that there is a risk of getting infected through contaminated blood. Please tell me is the Lithotriptor machine usually sterilized?
I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery or lithotripsy. This procedure is performed by a urologist. You will need to address this question to a urologist.
My right kidney is only working 25% and I have a stone in the fleshy part of the kidney. My other kidney is working 75%. What can I do to prevent my kidney from getting worse?
I cannot provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you provide. You should consult with your primary care physician and try to come to a specific diagnosis and this will lead to proper treatment.
A lemon should not increase uric acid levels and should not increase the serum creatinine. It will increase citrate elimination in the urine which can decrease the rate of kidney stone formation.
I had lithotripsy on a kidney stone four days ago. They did put in a stint. Now, if I am not two feet near a bathroom, I pee my self and also my bed, is this normal?
The problems that you describe are urological problems. You should address this to a urologist. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery or lithotripsy.
My daughter aged 18 has been suffering from cystine stones for 5 yrs now fluctuating between right and left side.The medication she is taking, Captopril acc200 uralyte, Does not seem to be working. He told us there is medication that works, but it is not available. Please advise.
Cystinuria is commonly treated with potassium citrate and Penicillamine. It is also treated with increased water intake and low salt diet. I am not sure what medications are available for you. You should discuss this with a nephrologist who is … Continue reading →
I have some inquiries about dialysis. My dad is 61 years old and he has chronic renal failure. He is in level 4 of this disease and he has 15% of kidney life. His Doctor told him that he needs to start the dialysis. If you could help me and giving me an advice of which type of dialysis would be the best for him to start? And also, can he wait until he reaches 10% of kidney function to start the treatment?.
The decision to start dialysis must be a decision that is made in consultation with a nephrologist who knows your father. There are two types of dialysis. There is hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home. Hemodialysis … Continue reading →
Stones in left kidney, blocked blood so right kidney shrunk to less than 20% of original size. I had two stones removed in December. No blood in urine after surgery but often very foul smelling urine. BP, blood sugar, other numbers good. Can still climb 6 flights of stairs 10x, but makes me crave sweets and eat more in general. Take small dose of anti-depressant and occasionally clonazepam. I teach English in Japanese University and regular hours make me feel better, but restarting after long breaks is tough. Should I train hard? Stop medicine? Hope not because need them. Have 7 year old son so worried about dying young
I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you provide. Based on the presence of kidney stones, I recommend that you follow a DASH diet. You should follow a low salt DASH diet which you … Continue reading →
My mum is over 50 and got one kidney and she is having bad pain on her side and back. She is not passing water and she haven’t moved her bowels. Sir, what treatment she can get and how serious is this? She had stone in her kidney and it wasn’t functional fully.
If she has a kidney stone causing problems, this is a urological problem and must be handled by a urologist. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery. I suggest you consult with a urologist
How long after shock wave is used to break up a kidney stone does the stone pass or is this predictable?
This is a question for a urologist. A urologist does extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). I am a nephrologist and do not perform any surgery. I have no experience with ESWL.
I have medullary sponge kidney. I have 2 questions: Is this hereditary or genetic. Literature is contradictive. Because of MSK, I get stones frequently. Will this lead to CKD? I’m under the care of a urologist and nephrologist. My kidney is also lying on its side because of my scoliosis. They cannot get to the 8mm stone that is lying at the bottom of the pole.
A medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is inherited and thus genetic. You are born with this disease, but it may not become apparent until later in life. Nephrocalcinosis (calcium deposition within the kidney) can look like and act like MSK and … Continue reading →