The kidney stones can take months to completely clear, but a new study has found that if you have a kidney stone, you may not need to wait long for the process to begin.
The kidney stones have a long history of appearing in people who have kidney failure and are often considered the “dirty little secret”.
Dr Ria Gomes, a specialist in kidney stones, said there was a misconception about how quickly they would clear up, as most people would see them in less than a month.
“They do have a very long shelf-life, and so they are quite difficult to treat,” Dr Gomes said.
“If you have kidney stones that are very advanced, it can take you longer to clear them up.”
The study, published in the Journal of Nephrology, showed that if someone had a kidney stones asymptomatic, the stone could be removed within three months.
The study looked at the treatment of kidney stones in people with normal kidney function, and those with kidney failure.
“In these people, we found that we could reduce their renal stones by as much as half,” Dr Ria said.”[The stones] could be cleared up within three to five months.”
What is kidney stones?
A kidney stone is a large lump or lumpy stone found in the kidneys.
They form as a result of a blood clot forming in the blood vessels of the kidneys, which in turn can rupture the surrounding blood vessels.
If you’re affected by kidney stones or kidney failure, they can cause damage to the kidney and cause you to bleed profusely and lose urine.
“What happens is a blood clots are forming inside the kidneys and the blood in the kidney is then passing out through the urine,” Dr Dwayne said.
What you need to know about kidney stones:Who is at risk?
Kidney stones are more common in people in their 50s and 60s.
It’s also the first time they’ve been found in more than 100,000 Australians.
“The risk is greater in people older than 65 and older people, so we are looking at older people as having a higher risk of developing kidney stones,” Dr Liza Dickson, a senior lecturer in medical and health sciences at the University of Sydney, said.
The most common cause of kidney stone formation is blood clotting, but the other common cause is renal failure, which is a combination of dehydration and infection.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends people with kidney stones seek immediate medical attention, as this is the time when most kidney stones form.
“I think this study is a really important step in understanding the link between kidney stones and kidney failure,” Dr Jules Williams, an associate professor of kidney medicine at the Mayo Clinic, said in a statement.
“People can have kidney stone stones, but they may not be as obvious as people think.”
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“It is important that the person has had a blood test to rule out other underlying medical conditions and other problems that could have caused their kidney stones to form,” Dr Williams said.
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