Category Archives: Kidney Stones

Dear Doctor, I was born in dallas Texas with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Now I am 39 years old. Last 10 years it was all right. Just in my kidney, I have stones and they told it is a Sponge Kidney. Can you advice me to follow with a specialist regarding my case?

I have no experience with the Beckwith-Wiedeman syndrome. I do not know of any association with Sponge Kidney. It is mostly associated with tumors of the kidney and occasional Wilm’s tumors of the kidney. I would recommend that you see … Continue reading

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Dear Sir, I read your post “Let’s Drink to Kidney Health (Literally)!” In Huffpost. Thank you for this valuable post. I am from Almora, India. I want to ask a general problem of uric acid which is now very common here in my town. My father and elder brother have uric acid problem. This problem is among so many people I know. The temperature of my place is around 20-25 in summer and -2 – 5 in winters. How this problem can be controlled or cured with food and exercises? Which food should be included and which should be excluded? I will share to every needy person so that they can get benefit out of it. :) Thank you

Uric acid problems can consist of acute and chronic gouty arthritis in the joints (especially in the feet and ankles). Uric acid can also cause kidney stones and can cause chronic damage to the kidneys in the form of gouty … Continue reading

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Sir I have my report. I want your good opinion in this regard. Analysis of Renal Stone GROSS stone color. = Light Brown Shape = Oval Surface. = Rough CHEMICAL ANALYSIS Calcium. 35% Oxalate. 30% Phonate. 15% Magnesium. 10% Uric Acid. 10%. Please help. Stones are generated again and again after every 6 Months. Please tell me what I should do and what not to do.

From the description that you provide, this looks like a stone analysis. If this is the case, then you need to drink plenty of water until your urine is light yellow in color at all times. I also recommend a … Continue reading

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Greetings! My son has CKD stage 3 for the past three years and has improved from stage 4. He has been evaluated based on spot urine test. Should he also be getting a 24 hour sample collection and evaluation? Thanks.

I find that 24 hour urine testing is not necessary and not very accurate in most situations. I would not recommend 24 hour urine testing for follow up of chronic kidney disease (CKD). I do perform 24 hour urine testing … Continue reading

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I have two kidney stones. The ultrasound report says they are of 5mm & 6mm length and are non obstructing calculus, There is no pain and I pass urine normaly, Please advise,

Stone disease of the kidney is a urological problem and must be addressed by a urologist.  I am a nephrologist and have no surgical expertise.  A urologist is a surgeon and deals with stone disease inside of the kidney.  The … Continue reading

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I have mild fullness of right pelvicalyceal system and left renal calculus.

I am unable to provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. The problem that you describe may be a kidney blockage with a kidney stone. This is a urological problem. I suggest you consult with a … Continue reading

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Sir, past 3 months back pain in kidney side. Any problem, sir?

Pain is an uncommon way for kidney disease to present. Pain in the kidney may come from kidney stone disease, infection or blockage of the kidney. I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you … Continue reading

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Hello doctor. I want to ask about my mom. She has a stone in the left kidney which has been removed but after some tests it has been configured that her left kidney is working only 20%. So doctors are advising to remove the left kidney because they consider 20% working as 0%. She also has diabetes & blood pressure problems. So please give some advise on what should we do? Should we operate or is there any other options like medications so that kidney can be healthy again and work properly.

The problem that you pose is a urological problem and a surgical problem. I am a nephrologist and do not perform any surgery. A urologist is a surgeon and advises about indications for surgery and kidney stone disease. In most … Continue reading

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I’m a kidney patient. Do kidney issues have lower back pain?

Back pain is a very uncommon presentation for kidney disease. Back pain can be associated with kidney stones, infection or blockage of the kidney, but it is not common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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I have slight hyperparathyroidism but it is having an insignificant affect. I did a bone mass scan years ago that showed low density so I have been taking Calcium Supplements 810mg per day for a very long time. Could this have caused the two kidney stones I have now? I felt one of the stones travel from my kidney to my bladder. Is there a way to dissolve them a little so they are more smooth? Does Olive Oil lubricate the passage and make getting rid of the stone easier? On average how long will the stone bounce around in my bladder before it decides to exit? One stone is .6 x .8 cm and the other is .7 x .5 cm. How much trouble am I in? Will I need medical assistance to pass these stones? All my doctors will say is water and Tylenol.

In patients with hyperparathyroidism, kidney stones can be a result. Hence, the hyperparathyroidism plus your intake of calcium tablets could be responsible for your kidney stones. There are no medication that “partially dissolve” kidney stones. There are treatments that can … Continue reading

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