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Dr. S.Thirumavalavan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology

Nephrologist, Chennai

21 Years Experience  ·  0 - 300 at clinic
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Dr. S.Thirumavalavan is a trusted Nephrologist in Kodungaiyur, Chennai. Doctor has been a successful Nephrologist for the last 21 years. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology . You can consult Dr. S.Thirumavalavan at Pavithra Hospital in Kodungaiyur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S.Thirumavalavan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 1996
MD - General Medicine - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 2004
DM - Nephrology - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 2011
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Kidney Stones Risks and Their Prevention

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Kidney Stones Risks and Their Prevention

Kidney Stones

What are kidney stones


Kidney stones are tiny, hard masses that form inside the kidneys. These stones are made of acid salts and minerals.

Causes

Kidney stones may get created when an imbalance of minerals, salts, water and other materials found in urine occurs. Things that cause the imbalance include:

Insufficient drinking of water
Different types of medical conditions

A person can form kidney stones due to his/her family history as stones frequently occur within the family over several generations.

In rare cases, kidney stones are formed due to excessive production of a hormone by the parathyroid glands.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a kidney stone may not be found until it proceeds to the ureter or moves around inside the kidney. When any of these occur, the following symptoms can be noted:

Pain that advances to the groin and lower abdomen
Acute pain in back and side, beneath the ribs
Brown, pink or red colored urine
Pain on urination
Vomiting and nausea
Foul-smelling or cloudy urine
More urination than normal
Continual need of urination
Urinating little amounts of urine
Fever and chills when there is an infection
Diagnosis

If the presence of a kidney stone is suspected by the doctor, the following diagnostic procedures and tests may be prescribed:

Blood tests
Imaging tests
Urine tests
Examination of passed stones
Diagnosis

Treatment

Treatment for kidney stones differs, depending upon the cause and type of stone. Most kidney stones can be cured by home treatments and don't require invasive treatment. Home treatments include:

Drinking enough water
Use of pain relievers

If conservative measures fail to treat kidney stones, extensive treatment may be required. Such procedures can include:

ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy)
Surgery
Use of ureteroscope
Parathyroid gland surgery

Prevention and controllable risk factors

A merger of medications and lifestyle changes may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Medications can help maintain the balance of acid and minerals in the urine. They can also be helpful for those having certain types of stones.

Lifestyle changes too can help prevent this disease. They include:

Drinking water round the clock.
Having diets low in animal protein and salt.
Avoiding oxalate-rich foods.

Controllable risk factors that elevate the risk of forming kidney stones include:

Intake of diets high in sodium, protein and sugar. A high-sodium diet is especially risky as excessive sodium in your diet increases the quantity of calcium your kidneys must filter, thus significantly boosting your risk of kidney stones.
Dehydration: Inadequate intake of water increases your risk of kidney stones. People who sweat a lot and those living in warm climates are at higher risk than their counterparts in other, more comfortable regions.
Being obese: Several studies have linked weight gain, large waist size and high BMI (body mass index) to an increased risk of kidney stones.

A merger of medications and lifestyle changes may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Medications can help maintain the balance of acid and minerals in the urine. They can also be helpful for those having certain types of stones.

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I feel I have prblm of white discharge which is also called likoria. please tell me d symptoms of it and precautions or solution for it. I also feel pain in my left kidney and sometime xperienc swelling on this side what is d reason.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I feel I have prblm of white discharge which is also called likoria. please tell me d symptoms of it and precautions ...
Hello, you r not sure wether, pain is in left sided abdomen or kidney, however, menstrual & leucorrhoeal disorder r caused due to stress, anxiety, depression, malnutrition, anaemia, over exertion. * tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself, to eliminate toxins & to dilute your blood to ease your problem. * go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve to ease your stress. * your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion. * tk, apple, carrots, cheese, milk, banana, papaya, spinach, almonds, walnuts to improve your energy & haemoglobin to release your flow & check leucorrohoea. * tk, homoeo medicne, gentle & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ pulsatilla 20-6 pills, thrice a day. @ sepia200-6 pills, thrice a day. * ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs. * avoid, caffiene, junkfood, dust, smoke, exertion. Tk, care.
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My wife aged 47 yrs is suffering from urinary problem since last 5 years. She has acute pain and problem in urination and flow is very less. She has desire to urinate but cannot. The ultrasound report reveals that post urine void is very high. She has two issues with normal delivery and no medical past history. She consulted one doctor (urologist). The doctor said that her urinary tube is got strictured often. The doctor has done urethral dilatation 8-10 times which resulted only temporary relief for 2-3 months but the problem is still sustained rather increased. We are worried and want to get permanent relief from this urological problem. Is there any treatment for this problem at your end. Kindly advise and help us.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear, yes she has bladder outflow obstruction but I doubt stricture. In my opinion she must have bladder neck obstruction. To confirm it please post scan report along with pictures here. Meanwhile make sure she has not constipation and anal fissure because that can give you same symptoms. While you do that you can try tab. Veltam o. 4 mg at bedtime and drink more fluids.
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Hello sir, I am having pain while urinating in my pelvis what precautions should I take.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Hello sir, I am having pain while urinating in my pelvis what precautions should I take.
It can be urinw infection. You should consume atleast 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. Get a urine routune and culture done. Also usg done for prostrate size and post void residual volume. Medication can improve symptoms. For detailed prescription contact online.
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I am 28 yrs old having in urine test puss cells are observed how to avoid will please tell me.

M.B.B.S
General Physician, Surat
You are suffering from urinary tract infection. So, you have to start antibiotics for 7 to 10 days.
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I'm 26 male. Nowadays, I'm suffering with frequent urination and weak erection. And Indigestion and gastric problem alot & morning weakness, and easily feeling like tired, hairfall, body is lean too. If I go to gym, getting pain in the joints. I can't explain how much it is. I'm loosing my confidence, and shy to go anywhere. I don't have any bad habits. Please suggest me, I would like gain weight & build stamina & long lasting on bed. Definitely faithful to you please plz plz.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB
Urologist, Bangalore
I'm 26 male. Nowadays, I'm suffering with frequent urination and weak erection. And Indigestion and gastric problem a...
Mr. lybrate-user, your problem seems more of anxiety and stress however because of the frequent urination which is a urological symptom (which can also be because of anxiety) you will need investigation in the form of urinalysis and urine culture and ultrasound abdomen with post void residual assessment.
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Causes of Urine Incontinence

DGO, MBBS, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Causes of Urine Incontinence

Urine incontinence is a condition that can be caused by one's everyday habits, side effects to medication, or any other long-term physical ailments. A thorough check-up by your doctor can help in getting to the root cause of this condition.

Certain beverages, medicines and foods can act as diuretics. This leads to bloating in your bladder and an increase in the volume of your urine. They include the following:

  1. Liquor
  2. Caffeine
  3. Decaffeinated tea or coffee
  4. Aerated drinks
  5. Artificial sweeteners
  6. Corn syrup
  7. Drinks that contain high doses of artificial flavours, sugar or acid, particularly citrus based beverages
  8. Heart medicines, narcotics, and muscle relaxants
  9. Extensive intake of vitamins B or C
  10. Urinary tract infection (UIT)
  11. Constipation

Other causes:

Urinary incontinence can also be caused by the following:

  1. Pregnancy: Hormonal changes and increasedweight of the uterus can cause stress incontinence (Learn more about healthy pregnancy).
  2. Childbirth: Delivery can weaken the muscles required for bladder control. It damages the bladder nerves and steady tissue. With prolapse, the uterus, bladder, or the intestine can be pushed down from their usual position and might even protrude into the vagina.
  3. Changes developed with age: Maturing of the bladder muscle can weaken the bladder's ability to store urine.
  4. Menopause: After menopause,women deliver less estrogen. Disintegration of these tissues can cause incontinence.
  5. Hysterectomy: In women, the same muscles and tendons support the bladder and uterus. Any surgery that removes the uterus may harm the supporting muscles, which can prompt incontinence.
  6. Expanded prostate: Particularly in older men, incontinence usually occurs from growth of the prostate organ, a condition known as considerate prostatic hyperplasia.
  7. Prostate cancer: In men, stress incontinence or urge incontinence can be connected with an untreated prostate disease. Incontinence is a reaction to medicines prescribed for prostate growth.
  8. Obstruction: A tumour in your urinary tract can disrupt the typical stream of urine, prompting flood incontinence. Urinary stones at times cause leakage of urine.
  9. Neurological disorders: Various sclerosis, Parkinson's illness, stroke, a mind tumour or a spinal damage can meddle with the nerve signals. These are important in keeping control of the bladder.

Your specialist may suggest the following:

  1. Bladder control: You may begin by attempting to hold off for 10 minutes each time you feel a desire to urinate. The objective is to extend the time between visits to the toilet until you start urinating in two to three hour intervals.
  2. Two-fold voiding: Twofold voiding implies urinating, then holding it for a couple of minutes and attempting once more. This exercise can help in leveraging better control in the long run.
  3. Fixed toilet time: You may attempt to urinate every two to four hours instead of sitting tight when the need arises.
  4. Liquid intake and diet: You may need to stay away from liquor, caffeine or acidic foods. Also, the fluid intake may have to be reduced in such cases.
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Dear Sir, I am having horseshoe kidney and my right kidney is smaller than left kidney by more than 1.10 mm. Suppose I walk more than 30 mts I feel pain on right side of pelvis portion and backhip. I am having pain due to this or any other problem please suggest me any good doctors.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Dear Sir, I am having horseshoe kidney and my right kidney is smaller than left kidney by more than 1.10 mm. Suppose ...
1. To reduce Pain start with Physiotherapy treatment 2. Learn spinal exercises 3. Don't sit on floor 4. Don't lift heavy things 5. Don't do forward bending 6. Do hot fermentation twice a day 7. Apply volini cream before sleeping.
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Hello sir my mom always get infection of uriary track .unki starting me kidney bhi kaam nhi kar rahi thi fir usey restart kiya gaya unko abhi allahabad ke nephrlogist dekh rahe hai mai aap se bhi consult karna chata ho unko thoda sugar bhi rahta hai.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hello sir my mom always get infection of uriary track .unki starting me kidney bhi kaam nhi kar rahi thi fir usey res...
Please Send me detailed report and associated symptoms on Lybrate Send me her blood pressure readings, blood sugar levels, hemogram, urine routine reports Meanwhile give her Chandnasav 20 ml twice daily with water for 3 weeks Gokharu kadha 20 ml twice daily with water Punarnavasav 20 ml twice daily with water All for 3 weeks With these medicines, creatinine, urea will also reduce.
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My wife age 25 years feels frequent urine & it feels like that urine can not be controlled.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , she may have infection in urine so get it tested. If pus cells are more than five then she will have to take antibiotic like ofloxacin 2oo mg twice a day 1 hour before meals for 15 day and for immediate relief she can take urispas or flavospas three times a day 3-5 days. If she does not have infection then make sure she does not have constipation, then she should have sonography done with full bladder volume, bladder wall thickness on full bladder and post-void residual urine volume and then let me the results.
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Stone problem 3.5 mm stone Dr. Told Dr. is giving so expensive medicines Please suggest any ayurvedic medicine.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
Stone problem 3.5 mm stone Dr. Told Dr. is giving so expensive medicines
Please suggest any ayurvedic medicine.
Use more liquid diet khira kakri seed powder with mooli ras 15 days then you may consult for medicine.
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I am suffering from frequent urination like crazy even though my sugar level is perfect and not suffering from diabetes I am healthy playing games ,gyming done check up many times every time reports are coming normal but no solution for problem what may be the reason please help me give solution.

General Physician, Pune
I am suffering from frequent urination like crazy even though my sugar level is perfect and not suffering from diabet...
Hello lybrate-user, If all reports are normal then I feel you should not be worried. Anxiety may also lead to such symptoms. So relax. Also keep a watch on the amount of water you drink. U can always get back for any further queries.
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I have tendency of forming kidney stones. I am suffering from erectile dysfunction also.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I have tendency of forming kidney stones. I am suffering from erectile dysfunction also.
use citrus juice, pineapple,orange etc. drink water atleast 4 liter..take food timely but not full stomach, little less..take LYCOPODIUM 200, 12 DOSES , one dose daily for 12 days and consult online by payment of token money
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What are the symptoms of stone in stomach as I am feeling stomach pain from last 5 days.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
What are the symptoms of stone in stomach as I am feeling stomach pain from last 5 days.
DEAR LYBRATE USER...symptoms of urinary stones are....1) pain in abdomen..2) BURNING during urination...3) yellow coloured urination...4) sensation of vomitting ...5) fullness of abdomen....6) fever .....these are symptoms of stone....some times only few symptoms are present ,,some times all symptoms are present ....it is depend on location ,size, and type of the stone....THANKS
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I am 56 years old, I have problem of Kidney Stone problem. Today morning heavy paid, when I drink hot water ONE small stone pass out. Please suggest medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 56 years old, I have problem of Kidney Stone problem. Today morning heavy paid, when I drink hot water ONE small...
Homoeopathic medicine BERBERIS VULGARIS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) HYDRANGEA Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily at a minimum difference of 20 minutes from each other and eating. For Kidney pain start taking below given homoeopathic medicine in between DIOSCOREA Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops every 1-2 hrly in 10 ml luke warm water depending on severity of pain Start drinking atleast 3-4 bottles of soda water daily. Report after 15 days
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Sir I am suffering from kidney disease my creatine is 2.2 but I am feeling very much weakness and feel sluggish. Not getting interest in working etc I am taking ayurveda as well as allopathic but no respnse?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I am suffering from kidney disease my creatine is 2.2 but I am feeling very much weakness and feel sluggish. Not ...
A) Drink Herbal/green tea (2 glass daily), drink 6-8 glasses of water (not excess), b) Restrict salt intake, Reduce protein intake like meat/fish/chicken/egg, diary product (cheese/milk/yogurt/butter), white bread, white flour, sweet/tea/coffee/ beer/wine. C) Avoid strenuous physical activity/Exercise (Go for light exercise like Yoga, Walking instead of strenuous exercise like running/playing basket ball/foot ball), d) sleep well (7-8) hours daily e) Avoid nephro toxic drugs like Ibuprufen/Ace inhibitor, cyclosporine, f) Control Diabetes/Hypertension, g) Do thyroid function test to rule out hypothyroidism, h) Avoid potassium containing food like orange, banana, potato, brocoli, spinach, bean, peas dry fruits. I) Take low potassium containing fruits like apple, blue berry, corn, cucumber, J) Avoid excess salt/salty food, excess protein like Red meat/ Diary product. K) Avoid phosphorous rich food like cheese/fish/pumpkin/soybeans. L) Take cabbage, cauli flower, carrot cucumber, omega 3 rich food, raw onion, garlic, turnip, raddish, m) Consult physician for medicine if the creatine level is still high.
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Dear sir/madam. After visiting to a physician. I start to take medicine. But after 3 days medicine use. I feel. My urine time is increased. Its now 5-6 times from 2-3 times. please sir/mam help me. Why it increasing.

CCPH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
Dear sir/madam. After visiting to a physician. I start to take medicine. But after 3 days medicine use. I feel. My ur...
Its gud nt to wory. If you r tkng allopathy thn you nd o consult the Dr. again n if its ayurvedic or homoeopathic thn its gud as its throwng off your body waste.
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