Patient discussion about Stones

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Q. Why do i get kidney stones?

I am 38 and have had three stones pass so far. Is it the coffee, the meat, the stress, or the damned DNA?! My uncle is in his 50s and has passed over 30 stones!
AKidney stones are very common and even without the genetic or familial background people tend to get them. Of course, the more family predisposition you have, the higher are your chances of developing them, which is probably why you did. Also, a diet rich with dairy and calcium can cause your body to store excess calcium, that tends to calcify and create stones. Not drinking enough fluid is also one of the reasons.

Q. how do i cure tonsil stones (tonsiloth)?

AThere are very little literature about this subject, but I heard about treatment in which the crypts (deep and narrow grooves on the tongue in which the stones form) are burned with laser.

As far as I know these stones don't cause damage by themselves so it's not such a common treatment.

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Q. Would kidney stones affect a PSA reading? Would drinking lots of grapefruit juice affect a PSA reading?

My husband's PSA reading jumped from a 4.2 to a 17 in @ 2 years' time. How can that be? This man takes all sorts of supplements and really watches his diet. He also takes good care of his body, and does NOT look or act 68.
A1You should get your parathyroid gland checked out. Your calcium level might be causing the kidney stones.
A2thanx tzfanya; I also forget that he does NOT have a spleen. This has lead to false diagnoses, such as gonnorhea, when it was just a bad cold that settled in his gut. The doctor sure got a talking to about THAT!
A3Does your husband have any problems with urinating? Does he have to wake upat night to urinate? (He may not share these problems with you voluntarily so you may not know about it.)
In many cases, high PSA do results from problems in the prostate but due to simple and not dangerous problem rather than cancer. It's called BPH, and you can read more at wiki (

Q. How can i overcome kidney ache?

in the morning it appears.after wake up.
AFirst of all, it is important to distinguish kidney ache from lower back ache. If you have ever suffered from kidney problems or infections, it might be advisable to see a doctor, and rule out an infection. However, if you are otherwise healthy, and have been experiencing back pain after you wake up, it is very much possible your pain is not from the kidneys, but from the muscles of your back. In this case, some exercise on a daily basis to help strengthen your lower back can very much ease the pain you're experiencing.
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