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Q&A Session at Wellsphere.com by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven i am having pcnl for a large kidney stone am so scared any advice regarding the surgery
Q&A Session at Wellsphere.com by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven can a kidney stone be hollow throughout its enterety? Follow @alvinblin
Homeopathic Treatment For Kidney Stones by Sanjib S. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine   Kidney Stones are a common problem today.  Kidney stones are formed by a formation of crystal.  Causes of some kidney stones are largely unknown.  However, some hereditary and environmental factors are likely the cause of
Stone Goes Unturned by Kimberly H. Patient Expert Ok, it's getting harder to see the humor in the whole kidney stone thing... but I'm trying. There hasn't been any change in my condition, although I'm starting to feel some more pain in my right side - so either it's been
I'm not a urologist so I can't tell you anything about percutaneous nephrolithotripsy or PCNL.  However, if you want to do your own research, I found plenty of reputable sites by just searching for the term "PCNL".  Even bett
I suppose?!?!  While the holes would decrease the risk of blocking the flow of urine and thus leading to hydronephrosis, the stone itself would most likely still be associated with spasms of pain and blood in urine.  Best to
Why is Summer Kidney Stone Season? by KidneyHealth .. , MD: Renal cholic, which is the pain from kidney stones, is among the worst pains...
Which Kidney Stone Do You Have? by KidneyHealth .. PAUL MONIZ: Dr. Marks, what about the stones themselves? How big can they get and how long does it take for them to form? JON MARKS, MD: That varies with the composition of the stone. There are a number of different kinds o
Puglet's Passing A Kidney Stone, Be Back Later by Puglet .. Patient Expert Although some would find me very entertaining on morphine, this blog may be on vacation until Little Bastard Number 8 finds his way free. So, check out the linkies on my sidebar for some good reads, or entertain yourselv
He Passed!!! by Joan .. Patient Expert ...a kidney stone, that is! The Husband went through hell last Monday/Tuesday, but is almost back to normal. He had a rough nine hours in the emergency room, but he was in a lot of pain before getting there. Earlier in the d

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Symptoms ... it may swell up (hydroureter), and cause the muscles to spasm (renal colic). The spasms can be very painful. ... » Read on
Causes ... oint where the wide urine-collecting system of each kidney (the renal pelvis) joins the narrow tube of the ureter. Causes o ... » Read on