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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Does shockwave lithotripsy cause diabetes or hypertension?

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April 29, 2012 “I have a 5mm caclculi stone in my left kidney (non-obtrusive). Unfortunately, I have not been able to pass this naturally by drinking large amounts of water each day. I am considering having shockwave treatment for this … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Should I worry about getting a repeat CT scan in 3 weeks?

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March 28, 2012 “I had a CT scan because of a kidney stone on my left side…the stone has left the kidney and it is stuck in the ureter…I also had an x-ray done …..and before the CT and x-ray … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Do I really need that repeat x-ray?

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March 17, 2012 “In mid-November I began to have episodes of blood in my urine. I went to a urologist who did a CT (with and without contrast), a cystoscopy, and a urine cytology as well as cultures. All the … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Is it common to need a stent for a tight ureter?

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February 25, 2012 “I have had two ureteroscopies in the last 5 years. In 2008 the procedure was a piece of cake with a 6mm stone lodged in the upper portion of the left ureter. In 2011 I had an … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Do I have to have a stent?

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February 25, 2012 “I have been diagnosed with an 8mm stone in my left kidney and told I would be going for lithotripsy to have is broken up and will need a stent inserted for about a month or so. … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Is instant tea as bad as real tea?

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February 22, 2012 “i was just in the hospital for the 2nd time with kidney stones. My question is, is instant tea as bad for you as real tea? Also what are some main foods and drinks i should avoid … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Should I have ureteroscopy on both my kidneys at once?

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In our “Ask KidneyStoners.org” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See previous questions and answers here.   February 6, 2012 Question about having ureteroscopy on both kidneys at once “I’m having a ureteroscopy next week … Continue reading

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Ask KidneyStoners.org: Why do I still have pain after passing a stone?

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In our “Ask KidneyStoners.org” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See previous questions and answers here.   January 13, 2012. Question about residual pain after passing a stone from a stone former in England, UK: … Continue reading

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Ask us: Treatment options for a 6mm kidney stone

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here.   January 10, 2012 Question about treatment options for a 6mm … Continue reading

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Ask us: My boyfriend needs to have his stents removed in the operating room

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here.   December 16, 2011 Question about removal ureteral stents: “(M)y boyfriend … Continue reading

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Ask us: Suffering from stones in Ontario, Canada

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. Today’s post is from a recurrent stone patient in Ontario, Canada who is sharing his story. See other questions and answers or … Continue reading

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Ask us: Struggling with cystinuria

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. Today’s question is about struggling with cystinuria. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here. October 12, 2011 Question … Continue reading

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Ask us: Does chronic use of potassium citrate have any long-term drawbacks?

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. Today’s question is about long-term use of potassium citrate. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here.   October … Continue reading

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Ask us: How common is it for homozygous cystinurics to not form a stone?

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. Today’s question is about cystinuria. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here.   October 11, 2011 Question from … Continue reading

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Ask us: How will I know when a stone has dropped into the bladder?

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. Today’s question is about knowing when a stone has passed successfully. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here. … Continue reading

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Ask us: Do I need to treat my 3mm stone?

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. Today’s question is about small non-symptomatic kidney stones. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here.   July 22, … Continue reading

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Ask us: How to treat cystine kidney stones in a five year old boy.

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. Today’s question is about cystine stones in a 5 year old boy. See other questions and answers or ask your own question … Continue reading

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