Kidney stones and cysts

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UTI can also be due to the polycystic kidney disease as well. Kidney stones and kidney failure are late-stage symptoms of the disease. I suggest you an immediate urologist’s evaluation. If the size of the stone is small, it’s usually treated with ESWL in which shock waves are given from outside and stone breaks into small pieces. On the other hand, if the stone is quite big, then the surgical removal of the stone is a better option. Also her renal functions need to be studied.
I consulted a GYN and then a Urologist and a ultrasound which tells I have few small size (4mm and 6mm ) stones in my kidneys. My urine reports were normal, and they told they have not caused any infection. I am drinking about 7 litres water since last 3 days and some other fluids. However, the pain never vanishes and never becomes very sharp but continues troubling me always.
Have they done a 24hr urine test along with bloodwork on the para's? I have had both kidney stones and cysts burst...the bursting cyst only lasts a few mins .. hee hee .. kidney stones take weeks sometimes to resolve .. I had one in my kidney mid pole at 4.0mm and it sat there causing trouble for 2 yrs before it let go.
Has she had a CT Scan w/o contrast in regard to the stones? What has it shown? I have an uncommon kidney condition called MSK (Medullary Sponge Kidney) along with having had out 1/2 my thryoid bcz of nodules that were atpical but my parathyroids were fine and all tests were A-OK that both my Uro and Endo have run inc. a 24hr urine test. Has your daughter had a 24hr urine test? That is important too.
They say that approximately 75% of the population will develop a cyst on one of their kidney's in their lifetime, and not even realize it. I've had PKD for a lot of years now, and until just recently, haven't had anything done about it. It started when I was 17-18, and has gone untouched until this point in my life (38). All my cycsts are 'simple' and only a 1-2 on the Bosniak-Chart, but they were causing renal pain, so my doctor decided I was a candidate for 'renal cyst decortication'.
I'm a woman in my early twenties with GERD, ovarian cysts, annual kidney stones, lactose intolerance, and pellet stools. I began having lactose intolerance when I was a kid. I have had pellet stool since I can remember. Everything else appeared when I wasin my senior year of college. I've been on Nexium for 2 years. I do not take it everyday bc I know it's bad for you. I feel fine if I just take them 2 times a week. Tums and Prilosec does not work.
ive had numerous ruptured cysts as well as kidney stones and they both hurt like a b*tch! in the urine test though they are able to rule out kidney stones through the protein and calcium in the urine as well on the ultrasound/cat-scan. unfortunately (sp) there is nothing to do for a ruptured cysts other than self-medicate with tylenol or whatever u take and a heating pad. sorry! if it continues id go back and see if another cyst has formed and maybe that's why your still in pain?
is there any research out there that finds a tie between hypothyroid conditions and kidney stones? Or, for that matter, between surgery and subsequent development of a hypothyroid condition?
The last urologist said he thought it was endo, and def. not kidney stones, but I'm starting to become very confused and just need an answer!!! Thankyou so much for your help, any more info is greatly appreciated!!!
I have two kidney stones in one kidney and two stones in the other. They are two big to pass (6 and 7 mm) so the doctor is putting me on a medication for the next three months in the hopes of dissolving them. He did say they are non-dissolvable, so I am confused. I have blood in my urine, which triggered the ultrasounds of my kidneys and bladder. I don't understand why he didn't give me the option of a lithotrypsy. I am trying to get pregnant, so I don't know if that was a reason.
The size, configuration, and location affect the spontaneous passage of these stones. However, these may recur. There are different of types of kidney stones and calcium oxalate is the most common stone that forms. To prevent them from forming regularly, drink plenty of water and have a proper diet. Take care and best regards.
Do you agree that it was kidney stones? And that we are doing the right thing with the cyst..taking the wait and see approach?
I had to go to the doctors and have ultrasounds because I thought I was having kidney stones or something. They were not fun at all!
1) Find out from your urologist where on the "Bosniak Chart" your cyst is. It's a chart that ranges from 1-4 and let's you know the relative severity of your cyst load/case. 2) Many people go their entire life with a renal cust and never know they even have it. 3) If your urologist offers it as an option, renal cyst-decortication is an option. 4) Don't sweat the 2mm stone. It may decide to stay put for the rest of your life, or it may decide to come down.
I had a 1 cm on my rt kidney and was told it was normal/common, no tx necessary...i had stones and an infection at the same time but they have not felt the need to address the cyst. I am 31yr old.
Hi i had a ct scan for kidney stones and the dosage was 149.69mgy.cm. Can you please tell me if that is a high dosage.
I'm 22 years old, and have suffered with kidney stones for 2 years, ranging from 1 mm to one thats in me right now which is over 10mm! On two separate occasions, when being seen in the ER while in ridiculous amounts of pain, I have been told by doctors that I shouldn't be in pain because there is no obstructing stone. Bull, I say. Renal Colic is a very distinct type of pain, and believe me, there is no mistaking it. I had one doctor go so far as to tell me it must be muscular back pain..
Talk to your urologist about the possibility of removing the renal stones, and also decorticating the cysts (removing them). What kind of stones do you make, if you don't mind me asking? I make stones of the Cystine variety (pretty rare), and I make a lot of them.
While I was pregnant I had kidney stones and a kidney infection. I ended up having a miscarriage at 8 weeks, and that was 2 weeks ago today. I went to the hospital last night with horrible kidney pain that went through to my abdomen and they did a CT scan and said I had kidney stones, a bladder infection and that the cyst on my ovaries from 4 months ago had grown to about 3.2. What is causing this? And what should I do about it? Are any of these things related? Should I worry about the cyst?
While I was pregnant I had kidney stones and a kidney infection. I ended up having a miscarriage at 8 weeks, and that was 2 weeks ago today. I went to the hospital last night with horrible kidney pain that went through to my abdomen and they did a CT scan and said I had kidney stones, a bladder infection and that the cyst on my ovaries from 4 months ago had grown to about 3.2. What is causing this? And what should I do about it? Are any of these things related? Should I worry about the cyst?
I had a follow up ultra sound which showed no stones and only one kidney cyst - unlike cat scan with contrast which showed above.
Does any of my symptoms sound like kidney stones? Or is these 2 doctors mistaking the side effects of Cipro for the symptoms of kidney stones?
cysts in both the liver and kidney are normal in the general population. CBD is common bile duct. there is negligible chance for malignant transformation for any of the cysts. Your symptoms are not harmful to the liver. the indication for the colonoscopy may be age alone.
Thanks for the reply. I will definitely mention the parathyroid when I have the ultrasound done on Friday. I've actually been to an endocrinologist, urologist and nephrologist and none of them can figure out why I've passed at least 12 kidney stones in the last 4 years and still have "numerous" stones in each kidney. Anytime I mention parathyroid, they all say that couldn't be it since my calcium is normal. I don't know how to get them to investigate it more thoroughly.
Some doctors also recommend Tamsulosin to speed the passage of stones Lithotripsy is a good option for stones 1 cm or less in the kidney and upper ureter. Simple kidney cysts usually do not affect kidney function, but if it is causing symptoms or blocking the flow of blood or urine through the kidney it may need to be treated .Without knowing a detailed medical history it may be difficult to determine whether the cyst is causing stones. It is best to discuss your concerns with a nephrologist.
I went to the ER because I thought I had kidney stones. (I had an UTI a week prior) They told me I had a HUGE cyst on my L ovary after a CT Scan. I went to my gyne and it was 7cmx6cm. She said that she was not totally convinced that it was not a dermoid tumor. She wanted to "wait and see" so I scheduled an appt for 4 weeks later. 2 days later I began my period (2 weeks early). It is heavy and clotty. Could this mean that it really was a simple cyst and resolved?
I've had kidney problems for years (kidney-stones), and my urologist surmised that 19 years worth of x-rays, CT-scans, procedures, trauma, etc, did the trick. Exposing the kidney to a lifetime of crappiness, radiation, 200+ stone removal procedures, blah,blah, blah... my poor kidney subsequently became "cystified" (I made that word up... you like?!?). My urologist performed a "Renal Cyst Decortication". Think of a cyst kind of like a blister.
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