Kidney stones and fluid retention

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Maybe the bloating and water <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>retention</span> through them off, i look pregnant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my legs are filling with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my feet hurt from walking. Not sure why the doctors are not concerned. I don't eat enough to look so big, in fact i don't even have an appetite. My sodium levels are low, so i'm praying that the stone is affecting my water/sodium balance, and i"m gonna be fine and sexy again before you know it. I'll post again soon. Thanks for your concern and comments for me.
We'd already discovered that he had elevated calcium levels (spiked upwards from 9.9 to 10.6) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he had multiple <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones, one of which required lithroscopy. It just so happens that I had hyperparathyroidism and had a gland removed a couple of years ago, so I am familiar with elevated calcium and its effects. I was convinced that much of the pain he was experiencing, the indigestion, small stomach erosions, irritability, etc. was also part of having high calcium levels.
Hi there, In medullary sponge kidney disease there is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>retention</span> in the ducts of your kidneys. Diet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> exercise can lessen the severity of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones which may form. Organic diet may be helpful. A diet low in high protein foods like meat, low in high oxalate foods like spinach, rhubarb, peanuts, and low in sodium may help. A diet high in fiber like fruits, vegetables can be very helpful. Vitamin A is helpful in preventing the formation of stones.
- Could potentially be a link between my high PVR <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stone event? - can my large <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> intake since so many years possibly caused some bladder dysfunction and high PVR? - Could bladder stones (not detected though) be causative of the very high PVR? - What can the high BUN/creatinine indicative of? Any kidney or bladder related dysfunctions? - Is the jury out on the vitamins C and D as risk factors for kidney stones I posted elsewhere in the Forums also some related: http://www.
FWIW, my father was born with one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he lived to a ripe old age. People donate a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> all the time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> live a normal life. Anything containing sodium can cause fluid retention, which can cause the ankles to swell. The traveling joint pain and rash, though, are a couple of flags for RA, and it is not at all unusual to test negative in blood work yet still have symptoms. Ask for a referral to a rheumatologist, who specializes in all manner of autoimmune disorders such as RA.
In males it can be due to obstruction due to enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hypertrophy (often called BPH) or infection of the prostate( prostatitis), any blockage in the flow of urine like any scar tissue, injury (as in a car wreck or bad fall), blood clots, infection, tumors in the pelvic region, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> stones, infection or due to disruption of the delicate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> complex system of nerves that connects the urinary tract with the brain and the nervous system.
I have a renal diverticulum that holds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> stones but the opening is said to be too small for stones to pass. My question is tht since the stent was removed last week I have begun to gain a pound a day and am uncomfortably bloated. Last night I was wearing knee socks with a slogan on them and when I removed the socks you could still read the slogan on my leg 15 minutes later! Iam a 27 year old female and have been forming stones for 6 years now.
As you have the infection, I think the rash is linked to that. Never get dehydrated as this can lead to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones. The water will also help to flush the bugs out. Best wishes. With the fingers looking like they have been a lot in water, this is due to the fact that there is no fluid retention in the fingers.
Have they checked for MS, your TSH (thyroid level), Vit D, parathyroid (which can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lymes disease. I agree with Joni, it would be a good idea for them to check your ANA. But as far as I know, lupus can not cause kidney stones. But again, there could be more than one thing going on here. Here are a few conditions and their symptoms. Hopefully they will help you narrow down your search.
The symptoms you describe also sound very similar to the passing of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones. If you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones they should appear in your scans so you will know if that is the case. It is very rare to have pain from liver disease unless you have acute liver failure or HCC (liver cancer). The location of your pain is also located closer to your kidneys than liver. As Bill said, you must reduced your salt/and sodium in take to reduce the fluid retention in your ankles, feet and legs.
The answer is that the problem is potentially serious, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> should be evaluated by a physician. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>retention</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> failure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> heart faiilure are potential etiologies, although uncommon at age 30. From your observations, it is difficult to determine if the problem is edema (caused by fluid retention) or simple swelling of the feet, secondary to exercise.
I have a Chiari Malformation that was measured at about 4mm with some impact to CSF (cerebrospinal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span>) flow. I saw Dr. Heffez at the Wisconsin Chiari Institute <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> his advice was to not operate until I could no longer handle the symptoms because there was no other risk to my health. I have no other complications from Chiari and no associated conditions. I am writing this to share a little bit of my story and what I have done with my lifestyle to eliminate nearly all of my symptoms.
They did a CAT scan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> found I have cysts on my liver <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> kidneys. I also have stones in my appendix (weird since my appendix was taken out in 1999). My GP says not to worry about it must be scar tissue or a growth and not to worry about my cysts. My blood panel had 3 low levels and 1 high when I researched showed liver damage or kidney falure. I see my GI in two weeks as this sounds like it is not an emergency.
that means you recently ovulated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> spilled some follicular <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> (the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> surrounding the egg while it is devleoping in the ovary) into the pelvis. Entirely normal, and does not cause bloating. Frequent urination does not cause abdominal bloating. Many women report bloating in the second half of the cycle (i.e., the 2 weeks before your period). This may be related to the progesterone which your ovary makes during this period.
If you consume a lot of salt and sugar, cut these out or drastically reduce the amount that you consume. Sugar <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> salt can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>retention</span>. Some anti-inflammatory drugs can also cause oedema. If all these things have been ruled out as causing the oedema, then the next thing would be to have your heart checked out.
I also have a fluttering feeling every now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then in the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> area.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> twice in the last year I had extreme pain in abdo with nausea which lasted no longer than 5 minutes each time, however the pain was excrutiating and had me rolling around on the floor feeling like I was going to pass out. I was having palpatations recently and had an echo and ecg which were normal. There is no known history of kidney problems in my family.
worst pain a person can have (excluding <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> natural childbirth). I hope your healing process goes quickly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the pain subsides. I'm sure this depends on how much you follow the doc's orders. Seems docs make the worst patients. One other note. can I use part of a comment from a post written above by you? "I had a DEXA scan a couple years ago and my bones rival those of a healthy 35 year old woman. I am unusually dense." It's the last four words I was referring to.
I don't know much about PCS, but maybe it can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>retention</span> in the abdomen as it causes the veins to swell <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> all. I applaud your eating right and exercising! I need to get some of that motivation! I'm sorry it's been hard for you. I wish it was something we could help you with!
My husband get frequent stones, they are extremely painfull, he usually vomits <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> has pain in his abdomen radiating to his lower back, Decreased <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> function can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> retention (high bp) or could have been from pain. hope that helps..Hope you figure it out soon.
Thankfully does not seem to be addictive. Several others I know used the Phentermine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones with extreme pain. I fortunetly did not. But stopped the use anyway. I was also advised by my Physician it can cause high blood pressure issues. Not worth the risks.
One big problem is the edema in both legs, I also suffer from neuropathy and atrophy in both legs and hips, (now beginning in arms) and use a metal crutch to walk <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a wheel chair. This is made worse by the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>retention</span>. I would like to be able to talk with people who are going thru similar things, or know people who have MSK.
If you don't, the ANA will still be negetive. What makes you think it might be renal insufficiency? Are you making <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones (parathyroid disease)? I'm not familiar with chiari malformation with syrinx. What would be the symptoms of that? In all honesty, I would think if you had something like leukemia, you would have a high white blood count and high sed rate. I would sit down with your dr. and express all of your concerns and ask him why he would not think it would be....
Having problems with urination can be from urinary tract infections <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones. When there is a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stone you will not know that you have one at all. But when it starts to move, it causes a lot of problems, not only severe pain, but water work infections. fluid retention can be from kidney or heart problems as well as from premenstrual tension. As you had been catheterized, I presume that you did have a urinary problem of some sort because of you not being able to urinate.
One big problem is the edema in both legs, I also suffer from neuropathy and atrophy in both legs and hips, (now beginning in arms) and use a metal crutch to walk <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a wheel chair. This is made worse by the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fluid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>retention</span>. I would like to be able to talk with people who are going thru similar things, or know people who have MSK.
This can be checked on a simple Xray of the abdomen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pelvis, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if any stones are found, they can be managed appropriately based on their size <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> location. Vesicoureteral reflux is an abnormality of the ureteral junction that results in a reflux of urine. This reflux can cause repeated infections of the kidney and the urinary tract as some urine goes back up the ureters, and sometimes to the kidney also. This can be diagnosed on radioimaging studies with a contrast dye.
Recurrent urine infections could be due to various reasons. Most common cause is stones in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> which is blocking urine pathway. The urine can also be due to retention of urine anywhere in its flow due t obstruction. The obstruction can be due to abnormality of structures since birth, stones or diseases like tumors. You need to consult a urologist and get an ultrasound done to rule out all these causes.
I have had several activations <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> symptoms come right back full force. I have also had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> stones <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> cysts on my kidneys and i swear its from EBV too. Fortunately the activations when caught early can be fairly well dealt with for me.
Any structural abnormalities of the gall bladder like stones or polyps need surgical correction. The stones can chronically irritate the gallbladder wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> cause inflammation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> pain. Also, this chronic irritation is a predisposing cause for gallbladder cancer. If the stone is placed in the neck of the gall bladder, it can cause retention of bile, with stasis and consequent infection. So, the best option would be to have an elective gallbladder removal.
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