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Avatar f tn 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.
895634 tn?1283992810 •Other substances also can form stones including the medications acyclovir, indinavir, and triamterene. The biggest risk factor for kidney stones is not drinking enough fluids. Kidney stones are more likely to occur if you make less than 1 liter of urine a day. That's slightly more than a quart. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001493/ I have had chronic kidney stones since my early 20's so I am familiar with the pain involved, not very pleasent.
Avatar f tn Is it true that people with POTS are more prone to kidney stones??? I read that, but wondering if anyone else has had issues. I have had two major attacks in two weeks and hoping this isn't a new "byproduct" I have to deal with! Thank you for your input!
Avatar f tn The type of kidney stones I have are calcium oxalate. I am taking calcium supplements. I don't drink milk because it upsets my stomach.
Avatar m tn My question is is that i had passed about 7 or 8 kidney stones in the past 10 years and i'm wondering if taking these vitamins will somehow hurt my kidneys or possibly cause me to get more kidney stones? In the past the stones were analyzed and were calcium deposits. Heres what i'm taking: B-Complex Magnesium(500mg twice a day) zinc (50mg) 2 multi mineral vitamins Thanks everyone, I love this site.
Avatar m tn not a professional but to me it sounds a lot like you have cystine kidney stones, which are hereditary. that's what I have and I've had 42 lipotripsy surgeries and five where they actually cut through your back. that's within the last 7 years. I too have lost jobs due to it. from experience no diet changes seem to help. you could see a nephrologist instead of an urologist.
Avatar n tn I do find that if I eat too much peanut butter, I start to feel uncomfortable in my kidney area. Once you have had kidney stones (apart from the Cystine ones which are hereditary) you will be prone to getting them again. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and especially water. 2 litres of water a day is usually recommended, but your urologist may have advised you to drink a different amount, may be much more up to 3 litres. Follow his advice.
1793142 tn?1315382976 I have loss of memory, and I get ill all the time. I have had pleurisy, vertigo, kidney infections/stones, Asthma, COPD, nodules in my lungs, you name it these are a factor in my life.
Avatar n tn When my daughter was born her body made too much oxylate witch formed kidney stones in her kidneys. Untill she was 5 months old I didnt know this was happening to her. She caught a infection called streptococcus and thats when I called the ambulance. Thinking it was a bad flu and I was over reacting I called them anyway. She was in starship childrens hospital NZ on dialysis for 3weeks and faught the strep infection but the oxylate had got to her brain and it started to shrink.
Avatar n tn My uncle has it and they say its hereditary. I have been getting kidney stones for about 5-6 years recurrently and before that I had bad ulcers. Now they are seeing enlarged pancreas suggestive of a mass, and previously my liver showed up on ct scan as abnormal density and high liver functions.I have also heard plenty of remarks on the multiple cysts on my cervix and ovaries. I have chronic pain in my lower left flank area and same side under my ribs in abdominal area.
Avatar m tn The original stone was solid and looked like real stones; brown/beige, the new ones are redish/yelowish and made up of grains stuck together, they pass either as one stone or fragmented pieces. Have been doing regular kidney function and urine analysis tests; the thing that is worrying me is the existence of protein in the urine (30mg/dl after fasting/morning) for the past couple of months (was 100mg/dl one month prior to Cipro.), other than this all other aspects are within range.
Avatar m tn It was found that my stone was calcium based and I was told to avoid all dairy products as well as some fruit and veg. There are 4 different types of kidney stones. Unfortunately, once you have had kidney stones the chances of getting another one are much higher.
3287038 tn?1398426027 , passed with fluid, after getting stuck in the ureter, inflated both kidneys. Calcium oxalate stones. I have occasional kidney stones since then. They seem to pass. What complications from kidney stones would someone expect from this or kidney stones in gereral? I stopped all supplements except glucosamine/condroitin, super B, fish oil and vit D.
Avatar f tn If you live in a hard water area, that could also contribute to the formation of stones. You really need to find out the cause of the stones. Cystine stones are hereditary, there are struvite, calcium oxalate and uric stones. Some of these can happen due to lots of urinary infections, from dehydration (which I do not think you have that with drinking all that water) and also from what you are eating. Keep badgering your urologist.
Avatar f tn I would like to know if others have had pain when their stones are in the kidney? I know I have read a few posts that are similar. Thank you!
Avatar f tn I pass stones every day and have renal faliure a lot because I try to take my pain meds and wait them out.my stones are always between 1u and 20 mm. So painful! I just had Litho done 4 weeks ago and was in the following week for another one. Well last Weds I had to have it done again only this time they did both kidneys.I had two stents put in plus a cathader this time .
Avatar m tn Caucasians are more prone to develop kidney stones than African Americans. Stones occur more frequently in men. The prevalence of kidney stones rises dramatically as men enter their 40s and continues to rise into their 70s. For women, the prevalence of kidney stones peaks in their 50s. Once a person gets more than one stone, other stones are likely to develop. Doctors do not always know what causes a stone to form.
Avatar f tn Although she has had many UTI's, the kidney is working great; however, her doctors are careful to monitor her kidney function. Hopefully things will get better for her in the future.
Avatar n tn Kidney stones are hereditary for sure. It's unfortunate but that's what I've been told by all my doctors. And in my family, all have had them but interesting to note -- different types!
Avatar n tn fortunately, i have not had another infection in about 30 months, but i did develop one early July. Here are somethings that I do that I feel help a lot... I have 75% of my kidney function and had a very bad reaction to ACE inhibitors which might be suggestive of Fibromuscular Displasia. I still have microscopic hematuria and 1+ protein in my urine. The most concerning thing to my doctors and I, however, is my blood pressure that is 170/130 on a daily basis (also my pulse is 133 bpm).
Avatar n tn I feel as though I am being given the run around and need information. Also, are stones hereditary? and can the IVP show what you need to know, even without the pain? Should I request to see a urologists?
168348 tn?1379360675 they think it is hereditary and I crinched when they asked my history as mine should have been removed 9 yrs ago when I threw a stone during a C-Section delivery and they said they couldn't go back in so soon and I played the diet game since then and have been no symptoms for 2 yrs but next time OUT IT COMES and my dd will be MY ADVOCATE LOL! Cheryl (gallstones, kidney stones, thyroid cancer '07 very small, encapsulated, melanoma gone ..
Avatar n tn I feel as though I am being given the run around and need information. Also, are stones hereditary? and can the IVP show what you need to know, even without the pain? Should I request to see a urologists?
Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me how to prevent them!! They say kidney stones are calcium build up am I drinking to much milk? I've never had kidney stones till I got pregnant.
Avatar n tn I have been told it could be gall stones..as the are hereditary and run in my family..
Avatar m tn The original stone was solid and looked like real stones; brown/beige, the new ones are redish/yelowish and made up of grains stuck together, they pass either as one stone or fragmented pieces. Have been doing regular kidney function and urine analysis tests; the thing that is worrying me is the existence of protein in the urine (30mg/dl after fasting/morning) for the past couple of months (was 100mg/dl one month prior to Cipro.), other than this all other aspects are within range.
168348 tn?1379360675 I am a healthy 47 yr old woman with a strong history for other atypical cells in the way of moles that are not melanoma but atypical and re-excised to the margin, atypical colon polyp, and atypical urtethrial cells that are inflammatory in nature and not bladder/renal cancer (they are from many many kidney stones along with a condition known as MSK which is medullary sponge kidney and they are stuck in the medullary of the kidney ..
Avatar n tn We dont use the same bath towels, and I am very careful that everything is seperated because of my infections. Are UTI's and kidney infections contagious or hereditary?
Avatar n tn We dont use the same bath towels, and I am very careful that everything is seperated because of my infections. Are UTI's and kidney infections contagious or hereditary? Thanks again Diane ================================================== Dear Diane, The bacteria that cause urinary tract infections are thought to originate from the gastrointestinal system. In females bacteria from the rectal area move to the vaginal area, and finally move through the urethra into the bladder.
540521 tn?1221703306 My brother was diagnosed with having to much calcium in his body and he needs to have surgery on his neck to remove the glands and i was wondering, I have been feeling depressed , tired all the time, no energy, my bones are sore, not feeling hungry, blurry vision, confused, and i also have had kidney stones for about 7 months now. I was wondering if this is hereditary and if i could get more info on what this is called. Any information would be appreciated.