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In the last month I had to go to the ER for kidney stones. After taking a CAT scan it showed that I have several stones still in my kidneys. I have an appointment with a kidney doctor who is a stone specialist according to my uroligist. However the appointment isn't until April. So i am sitting here hoping not to have another problem until then. Anyone had the same problem as me. As for my stones most are very small (2 mm).
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168348 tn?1379360675
COMMUNITY LEADER
Yes, me too ... they eventually passed, and moreso I eventually forgot about them.  It's somehow good when you know you have them, but waiting for them to pass can take a toll.  Hoping your doc apt gives you good info and maybe can find out why you produce them.

C~
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Thanks for the input. When you finally passed your stones was it uneventful or did you have some problems. I am drinking lots of water hoping some will pass with no pain problems
180749 tn?1443598832
To help to gradually reduce the stone size, practise kapalbhati pranayam for 20 minutes, twice a day.  I hope you are drinking warm/hot water.
March 1 ,2012
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form. Also, frequent voiding and drinking plenty of water can help prevent urinary tract infection.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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