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Carbonate Apatite stones

Hi
I had 10 kidney stones removed and passed one while I was waiting 6 weeks to have surgery. It's been difficult to communicate with my doctors office to say the least. I managed to get a copy of the stone analysis which revealed 100% Carbonate Apatite stones. Can you tell me what the common name is for these stones, what I can do to minimize the chance of having more and how these are formed. I was also told I have a narrowing at the UPJ and UVJ. It was so narrow I had to have a stent to passively dilate my ureter so the ureteroscopy could be done on the next surgical attempt.  Are these serious issues? Could I really have to have a nephrectomy because of this?
Thank you for your assistance.
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Can someone please help me find out what kind of stones these are and what to avoid please.
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Did you ever get a response to this?? I just recently got a copy of my stone analysis too and it also said 100% carbonate apatite.... doctor gave no explanation.
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Nope no one ever responded. Too bad right?
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It is sad..... well I see t he urologist again on friday so if I get any explanation i will definately let ya know ;-) I hope youre doing better.
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