Kidney Stones in Children - How is a Stone Formed in Urine?

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How is a stone formed in urine?

Urine is basically made of unwanted salts in the body. Presence of a reasonable amount of water is essential to prevent stone formation. In dehydration, the salt content in the urine gets concentrated and results in precipitation of crystals. Normally the citrate content in the urine binds with calcium salt and prevents its precipitation when the urine is concentrated, however if the citrate salt content is low, the chances of forming a calcium stone is higher.

Sometimes stagnation to urine (poor urine habits or underlying problems) promotes stone formation. Rarely children with stones have birth defects that make them pass more calcium or oxalates or urates (hypercalciuria, hyperoxaluria, hyperuricosuria) and less citrate in urine. Also urine infection makes them more prone to stone formation and once the stone is formed it can promote further stone formation and infection.

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To get rid from kidney stones ..avoid high content potassium foods.most of the fruits and vegetables are high in potassium..so limit your servings/day

PDBhatta

Hello! At the age of 14 I had kidney stone in my kidney.People who are suffering I know what they are going through.During this period, our stomach pains a lot which makes us cry. I was admitted in a hospital in India, and was operated.This method was called LAPAROSCOPY. This is a new technique of getting less pain.Hopefully, the operation was successful and I absolutely fine now. This happens due to the less drinking of water. So, to the people who is suffering I would suggest you to have lots of water to a protective action against Kidney Stone. Everyone was shocked that a girl of 14 can have a kidney stone.But, then i got to know, not only adults even children of our age can also have it.So, parents should be careful about their children. Thank You PDB,Calcutta,India.

At the age of 8 months of my son, it was detected he ahd 7 Kidney Stones. He was hospitalised in Govt. Hospital in Goa, India. No doctor was bothered to find the exact cause of the formation of so many stones. All the Stones got dissolved after 6 months. After the discharge, we got a C. T. Scan done on him in a different state. And now we have noticed a great change in his behaviour; he doesn't talk/utter words as he used to do at the age of 8 months. He is now 2 yrs and 4 months.. Could anyone inform and enlighten me as to why he doesn't respond/ talk like other children of his age? Has the radiation of CT Scan affected his behavioral pattern? How should I make him talk/ talkative?...Laxmikant, Goa, India.

vemula

my daughter 8years old at the age of her 5years she faced with pcnl in two sittings in left kidney from then onwards we are using homoepathy but there is no use. now she is severely complainting about her leg pains,her growth is very low when compare to her age, stones are again recurring. 2years onwards we are not giving milk and milk products. Even my son 2years old he has multiple caliculus in both the kidneys and two 12mmin size and they are at pelvis,we are very much fearing about our kids position.now we are using homopathy for him also but no use. please, help us , if there is medicine mail me.

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