Renal Stones

Donors with stones or a history of stones require additional workup and considerations. First, the age of the donor must be considered. Young adults with stones or a history of stones are probably not good candidates for donation. In older adults, a history of stones may not necessarily disqualify them as donors.

Many remote stones were never well documented, and often, muscle skeletal pain is assigned the diagnosis of "kidney stone." Metabolic workup including serum studies and two random 24-hour urine studies are recommended. When metabolic studies are normal and imaging shows no evidence of stones, the donor evaluation should be continued. In older adults with a small, unilateral stone, the affected kidney may be taken in donation because the future risk of stones is very low.

51 Tips for Dealing with Kidney Stones

51 Tips for Dealing with Kidney Stones

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