Kidney Stones

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by Guest Posts on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:36 pm

Kidney Stones

Could you please outline the best ways to avoid kidney stones, and also how to deal with an acute kidney stone attack please? (My husband has had 2 episodes of severe kidney stones and I find very distressing to see him in so much pain, I don’t know what to do!)
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:31 pm

Re: Kidney Stones

He should drink 3 litres of water a day
ideally with some lemon juice
avoid high protein meals especially red meat.
he needs a 24 hour urine collection test and a calcium and rate blood test to see why he is forming them
Ideally a check scan to look for other remaining stones would be useful

If he passes another stone then save it and it can be sent for analysis.
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer

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