Answer: No. Kidney stone under 4mm are likely to pass without minor surgery. Anything above that would cause severe pain and would likely need a doctor or urologist to remove. There are many different procedures that can be done. I had a 7mm stone and had to have surgery for removal.I beg to differ here...upto 6mm stones are nto to be touched and they are supposed to come out on their own. Drink lots of fluid and avoid foods causing stones.
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: Ahoy this is email@example.com and I am a chronic kidney stone former, to date I have had 18 kidney stone surgerys and more to go. It has been my experience with stones and urologist that the NO Stone thing is a typical answer to stone formers from the Doctors. There are so many places that a stone can hide in the kidney and they can be translutent, but you can bet if it is a hidden stone it will appear with time, you can count on it. There are also many other things that can cause a kidney to hurt, all you can do is cover all the bases and keep seeing your Urologist or , different Xrays can find hidden stones sometimes. I feel for you, just keep going and stay strong.
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: You can survive with one kidney because it can do the work of both! However, people living with one kidney have to be very cautious of their lifestyle choices as leading an unhealthy life would lead to kidney failure faster than a person with two kidneys.
Answer: The somatosensory cortex processes the tactile information that comes in from all over your body. It is organized in a topographical way - each body part is represented in a specific areas. Some body parts are represented far larger than their relative size. These are areas that are very sensitive, like your hands. Other areas are represented quite limited, because they have less tactile nerves/are less sensitive.
Answer: I assume you made a typo, since I doubt your stone is 8 meters in diameter. I was told by my urologist that a stone greater than 5mm cannot pass into the ureter, however a couple of weeks ago, a CAT scan during an emergency room visit for pain revealed a 7 mm stone trapped in my ureter,where the ureter bends just before reaching the bladder. A doctor had prescribed flomax to help me pass the stone because I could not afford a third surgery without insurance. With my 7 mm stone, there is still enough room in my ureter for urine to leak around the stone, so I believe it is possible for you to pass your 8 mm stone.
Answer: Kidneys filter poison from your blood. If enough poison builds up in your blood, you die. People die from kidney failure. Some people would rather die from old age than kidney failure than old age. Others do not care so they let their weight and blood pressure get out of control. With high blood pressure from obesity their kidneys stop working and they die of kidney failure. Some people eat a lot of sugar. They get diabetes as a result. That also causes kidney failure. Some people get kidney failure from disease. A few of those people with kidney failure do not want to die from kidney failure but wants to die from old age. Kidney dialyses can remove poisons from the blood. It is expensive. It eventually stops working. The patient dies. The only way the patient can die from old age is a transplant.
Why do you think anyone would resort to a transplant?