Kidneys and Urinary Tract

List of Kidney Stone Symptoms in Men, Women, Children, Infants

The symptoms associated with the presence of a kidney stone may not always be overt. In most cases it will remain unnoticed until it enters the ureter where the pain due to ureteral spasm, dilation and wall injury is severe. At other times, a small stone may pass out of the kidney with no symptoms. However, when the >> Read More ...

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Kidney Stone Surgery

What is Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)? Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (per ~ through, cutaneous ~ skin, nephro ~ kidney, lithotomy – surgical removal of stone) is a surgical procedure for the removal of kidney stone(s) lodged in the renal pelvis of the kidney. PCNL is often referred to as ‘keyhole’ >> Read More ...

Alkaline Blood and Kidney Detox for Acid Kidney Stones

WilliamYU75 Asked : I am a 34 year old male and recently had a kidney stone which I passed out without any medication except for the painkillers. My doctor did some tests and advised me to drink more water and go on a diet with a whole list of foods that I could not eat. He told me that there is nothing to worry about and >> Read More ...

Kidney and Urinary Stone Treatment (Surgery and Removal Methods)

Most kidney stones pass out spontaneously within 24 to 48 hours. However, if a kidney stone (renal calculus) does not pass out or is causing an obstruction of the urinary tract, other forms of medical intervention is considered. A range of kidney stone medication is available, not only for pain relief, but also to assist >> Read More ...

How Long to Dissolve a Kidney Stone with Diet and Medication?

OmarTK38 Asked : I have a few stones in my kidney and have only passed one stone so far. My doctor tells me that they are oxalates stones and has put me on medication and given me a diet. He has asked me to return in 3 weeks for more tests or I must come in immediately if I experience any kidney pain. How long will it take >> Read More ...

8mm Kidney Stone Found Within Kidney, Pain After Passing Stone

FarellG58 Asked : My doctor has just confirmed that I have an 8mm kidney stone in my right kidney and he has asked me to come in to discuss procedures to remove it. I am concerned because I have had calcium stones previously but it has never been this big. Up till now I have never needed any surgery to remove it and it >> Read More ...

Severe Kidney, Flank Pain After Exercise, When Running

KrisZ71 Asked : I recently started gym for health reasons. I don’t have any chronic problems but being 39 years old, I felt that I should be taking better care of myself. By the second week of gym, I started noticing severe kidney pain if I run for more than 5 minutes or so and after exercising. The pain lasts for >> Read More ...
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