Answer: You can but it can be painful. Usually the size of a grain of sand and has broken off from a larger stone within the kidney. Sometimes it can scratch the inside of the utrethra or the tube from the bladder and this can cause bleeding. It is possible to catch a stone using a funnel and tissue paper or a white J cloth type thing. Put the cloth in a funnel and each time you need a wee do it through the funnel. If the stone/s come out you will catch them. Mind you, they are small and can be missed.
Answer: Kidney stones can show a variety of symptoms. The most common symptoms range from moderate to severe pain in the lower back or pelvic region on one side. Frequency to urinate along with a burning sensation may also be the signs of kidney stones, but they can also be associated with urinary tract infections. Blood in the urine is also often associated with kidney stones. To be sure, go to a urologist and have the necessary tests done to determine if you have kidney stones.
Answer: Yes, you can pass it naturally or you can go to the hospital where they probe into your kidney or gallbladder and break the stones into smaller fragments so you can pass them easier. Either way, the stones are coming out the same place.
Answer: Kidney stones can vary in size from the size of a tiny pebble, and up to and bigger than the size of an English pea. The larger kidney stones are "too big" to exit the kidney, and the smaller ones pass through the urinary tract with more ease.
Answer: On the contrary, highly acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, (i.e.: lemons, oranges, grapefruit), have been proven to be a trigger for the formation of kidney stones, as these substances heighten the levels of uric acid in the system. However, the herb "milk thistle" has been proven to break down kidney stones into a more passable "dust-like" form. I know this, because I have Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease. I have hundreds of them. A good source of milk thistle, as well as in encapsulized form, is in the energy drink, "Rockstar". I drink one each day, and the added taurine is also good for improved circulation. Be sure to only drink them in moderation, as with any food or drink that contain additive components.
Answer: Doctors do not universally agree on this. If you have a history of stones, try reducing or eliminating foods and liquids high in oxalates. Examples are nuts, chocolate, tea, strawberrys, blackberries. Drink lemonade made from real lemons.
When the stone sits in the kidney, it rarely causes problems, but should it fall into the ureter, it acts like a dam. The kidney continues to function and make urine, which backs up behind the stone, stretching the kidney. This pressure build up causes the pain of a kidney stone, but it also helps push the stone along the course of the ureter. When the stone enters the bladder, the obstruction in the ureter is relieved and the symptoms, and pain, of a kidney stone are resolved.
Answer: No. Dialysis is not necessary for kidney stone treatment. In most cases, the doctor may either perform lithotripsy, which is using sound waves to make the stone explode/dissolve, or go up the urethra with a small tube to grab the stones. If this is not an option, the doctor will treat the pain involved with the stones with prescription pain killers. Kidney stones are only a serious health risk if they are causing blockage, and in most cases pain is the only real problem involved with them.
Answer: Being a sufferer of kidney stones myself, I know that, if the stones are not causing blockage, then it is perfectly safe and un-harmful to the kidney to have three stones a year. However, if the stones are trying to pass at the same time, or are causing blockage, then a problem may occur and you should consult your doctor immediately to assess the problem.
Answer: "Kidney Doctors", also known as urologists, have many different ways of helping patients with kidney stones. If the stone is not causing any blocking or damage, many doctors will just treat the pain symptoms with a strong prescription pain killer and wait for the stone to pass. They will also most likely order a urine test or a blood test to see if you have any abnormalities in your urine or blood that may point to the source of the stones. For instance, a low citric-acid content may cause kidney stones and the doctor would advise you to start a diet higher in citric acid to prevent new stones from forming.
Sometimes the stone is too big to get out of the kidney, or there is blockage, and the doctors may perform lithotripsy. In this procedure, the doctor uses an ultrasound machine (which uses sound waves) to break the stone into tiny parts. This way, the small particles can be passed safely.
In other cases, if the kidney stone is in the ureter or near the bladder, the doctor may actually go up with a small tube and "grab" the kidney stone. The patient is put under Anesthesia and the doctor collects the stone.
Answer: Most kidney stones are composed of uric acid, which is a byproduct of the digestion of protein. Kidneys filter uric acid out of the blood, and if the concentration of uric acid is too high, you can get a precipitation of uric acid into a solid form, since the solubility of uric acid is moderate, but not high. Solid uric acid is then a stone, a solid object inside the kidney, where it causes trouble until it passes out with the urine.
Answer: Kidney stones can be cause by many factors _ One could be a lack of water intake or dehydration. Too much calcium or urea in the body can result in stones in kidney. A chronic renal infection can also cause kidney stones If urine is backed up in the urinary tract for a period of time due to blockage, this can also result in kidney stones being formed.
Answer: A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney out of substances in the urine. A stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract.
A small stone may pass all the way out of the body without causing too much pain. A larger stone may get stuck in a ureter, the bladder, or the urethra. This can block the flow of urine and cause great pain.
A simple and most important lifestyle change to prevent stones is to drink more liquids, water is best.
A person who has had more than one kidney stone may be likely to form another; so, if possible, prevention is important. To help determine their cause, the doctor will order laboratory tests, including urine and blood tests.
So, I suggest you to meet a doctor as soon as possible.