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Lifestyle changes to prevent kidney stones - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Kidney Conditions
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I have just joined the club
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   welcome
User :   I have had some pain in the back region and below the nevel
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long are you having it
User :   I did some tests and was told that I have kidney stones in the left kidney and one in the bladder region
Doctor :   ok
User :   I was told that the walls of my bladder are slightly thickened 4.4 mm
User :   is that alright or is it something i should be worried about?
Doctor :   do you know how big the stone was is
User :   in the bladder ..approximately 2 mm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is not a problem
User :   I have been using Rowatinex for just under a month
Doctor :   it can be flushed out with certain medications
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was told that the stones can come back after a while
User :   what sort of lifestyle/diet changes do you recommend?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?

Doctor :   incase you do you have to stop all these habits
Doctor :   and drink lots water
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