Kidney stones and dehydration

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Avatar f tn definitely could be stones. i had 1 and mu hubby had them 2x.
Avatar f tn I was given IV fluids, urine tests done, bloods work, and ultrasound due to high risk of kidney stones. They also decided to give me steroid injections since I was 27 weeks at time I was admitted.
Avatar n tn southern areas have a warmer climate and as such people tend to get dehydrated more often than in the northern areas in the country. dehydration can cause an increase in kidney stones. "The most common cause of kidney stones is not drinking enough water. " http://www.webmd.
Avatar f tn I've asked a couple specialists about it and they haven't been able to give me the WHY, though I do know there have been studies about abnormal plasma renin and aldosterone activity in dysautonomia, both of which relate to kidneys, so I surmise that may be somehow related. (??????) Sorry you're having kidney stones! I've missed you and I'm glad to see you around!! I hope you're feeling better now! :-) Heather.
Avatar f tn She was very sick just over a week before she was diagnosed, and they don't know if she was sick from the kidney stones,or if she had the stomach flu,and getting dehydrated caused the kidney stones. However she never really got too "dehydrated" when she was so sick. She did vomit alot, but was still having plenty of urine. So who knows. Any experience on how long these things take to pass? Thanks again.
Avatar n tn Called an ambulance, said it sounded like kidney stones. Took an ambulance, plane and another ambulance to a hospital in the city-I live in the jungle in Costa Rica. The x-rays and ultrasound show a kidney stone. On the other side it also shows some white spots that may be calcium or other small stones. The doctor said the diarreah was unrelated. I stayed in the hospital overnight-no diarreah. Came home yeaterday and last night severe diarreah all night again.
192055 tn?1263559137 Hi, Kidney stones may be due to dehydration, diet, chronic stress, genetics, and even cadmium poisoning.If one parent had kidney stones, there is an increased risk in his or her children.Kidney stones tend to be recurring, typically reforming within seven years.In serious cases of kidney stones an ultrasound that breaks down the stones may be advised. I hope this helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Hello, Kidney stones can be or are caused by too much calcium and lack of Magnesium> Since you are researching. I'd like to direct you to Search Magnesium and kidney stones. This is one sign of lack of Mg, also included is anxiety and hundreds more., Dr Carolyn Dean's book is amazing. "The Magnesium Miracle.". It will help you understand your symptoms and have instructions what to take and how much,and you will be amazed at what problems lack of Mg can cause.
Avatar n tn I did have poor kidney function before having Dr. Wolf's procedure. After having it my GFR rating went up 20 pts. If you want to pm me your e-mail address I can send the pdf of the procedure to you for your doctor. Dr. Wolf would most likely be willing to talk to him as well. I do struggle in the heat. We lived in Fla without air but HAD to put in a wall unit here now IN MO because my kidneys could no longer handle the heat etc.!
Avatar m tn I spent the next couple of months having those attacks less frequent with a healthy diet and proper exercise of running. One month ago I had severe pain radiating from my kidneys. I have had kidney stones and cysts in the past so I immediately went to a high water/cranberry juice intake. I took a urine test at the doctor and it showed that there was hematuria. At work my legs started to hurt and go numb. The numbness went away and now I have muscle twinges. I also have constipation.
Avatar f tn It took a while but the pain I was having was finally diagnosed as a kidney stone and I have another symptomatic one in the other kidney. But I wonder if kidney stones cause anemia because I suddenly became anemic just over a year ago and we have not been able to find a cause. Although I had occult blood in my urine due to the stone, it was not a lot. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this too or if anyone might know if stones can cause anemia?
452063 tn?1324078516 I have seen at least a dozen posts with kidney stones. There has to be some correlation between opiate use and kidney stones. My surgeon showed me mine on the CT scan and it's a white circle as big as a golfball. He feels it might be from chemicals but said that it's probably from my chemo. I keep thinking that he is gonna pull out a big white opiate that either says Endo or Watson on it lol. Just wondering if anyone else was told theirs was from chemicals?
Avatar n tn It seems that I am literally dehydrating at night. (I am female, 47yrs old and have had kidney stones a few times since the age of 10) Does anyone have any information on why I can't keep hydrated and if this is the reason my bladder is continually spasming? Thanks!
Avatar n tn kidney stones develop by dehydration, weight loss, exercise and diet, if they are not treated they can grow and just cause more and more pain if you dont get them treated the pain may go away but it will come back believe me i have had them myself and the treatment is absolutly nothing well worth having it doent hurt its just lazer treatment which sounds scary but isnt its just like someone is tapping in the same spot repeadedly for about an hour and thats it.
1088689 tn?1258177291 I have a history of kidney stones and UTI (with pregnancy and without) and I went in for blood in my urine and back pain...and they said that my urine was clear (no infection) and everything else looked fine..but that because of the blood they prescribed macrobid as a preventative. I did NOT take it, and I think I should have. So far everything's been fine but I've been worrying off and on since then despite feeling better and I would have been better off taking it just to be on the safe side.
Avatar f tn I'm 38 and have been diagnosed with oxilate stones/sponge kidney. I was told years ago that some birth control options could actually make it worse. I have managed to adjust my diet but I desperately need to figure out a birth control that will not make it worse. I've been told the same about antibiotics. Can you recommend a birth control and antibiotic that is ok to take? I don't smoke, don't plan on anymore children and have no allergies to medications.
Avatar f tn My 4 yr old grandson has kidney stones, and the pedi and urologist say too much gatorade.
393165 tn?1420764045 Hi guys! been a while I know, was rushed to hospital last week and had a 5 day stay over!! had intense cramping pain in side that wouldnt let up no matter what, outcome was kidney stones on opposite side??? puzzling as I have a kidney cyst on other side. Have been having kidney infections for past two months and no antibiotics work. Anyhow, Had a CT Scan, an Exray, injections in both side of my behind lol and a drip of fluid for dehydration, about 14 bags over 5 days or more!
161427 tn?1229914882 They put me on hydrocotrizone and zufran, I was able to eat for 2 days will there and passed stones size of a dime and 13 smaller ones!!! now I am out and back to vomitting and sooo tired. Anything that I can try, plz help me.
Avatar m tn Has anyone here with kidney stones tried vitamin B6 and magnesium to prevent new stones from forming? I read a study that concluded that taking 50 mg of B6 daily with 300 mg of magnesium oxide (one of the least absorbable forms of magnesium) will prevent future kidney stones. I also read that potassium and B6 does the same. Perhaps the magnesium works because potassium is better absorbed if there is sufficient magnesium.
Avatar m tn Hello, i am a 20 year old student and recently found that i have two kidney stones. I believe they have both moved from my kidney to my bladder and was wondering how long it takes to pass them through my urine once they are already in my bladder. These stones are 1mm and 2mm and also i was wondering to what extent the pain is going to be when i pass them?
Avatar m tn The amount of pain however can differ between stones and between sizes of stones before they do pass. I don't know anything about a stone in the lower pole of your kidney being harder to pass and because of that I'd have to leave that for someone else who knows about that, to answer. Good luck and hang in there.
Avatar n tn These patients suffer from debilitating abdominal pain which is often worsened by certain foods. Kidney stones and IBS are linked by dehydration. Meaning, that the frequent loose bowel movements leads to dehydration which can thus trigger a kidney stone to form. Other diseases of the bowel can also lead to kidney stones.
443757 tn?1217554790 Usually you have to drink it for many years, but the alkalines, inclusive of all forms od speed, have an irritating effect and change PH making stones more formable. Also your genetics and cholesterol levels determine if and when you will get stones and how resislient your kidneys are, so at any age there is risk to certain people, and certainly to those on Riba therapy. I would tell your doctor about the pain, especially if drinking water does not clear and keep it at bay.
Avatar f tn Should some of these enter the blood stream, the ONLY other organ that comes to the rescue is the kidney, that constantly filters the blood and this explains the dehydration, as the kidney now is working overtime filtering out the toxins using extra water. Water is the best detoxifying agent! Also another function of the kidneys is water regulation. When chronic conditions cause the kidney to overwork, kidney dysfunction is inevitable.
Avatar f tn I was always told how uncommon it was for a girl my age (first stones were at age 19,I am now 27) to have kidney stones and also plus because I am a woman and women don't tend to get them. I was never ever offered any help even after asking for advice from many doctors on what should I do?? I have had kidney stones at least 3-4 Times a year. But this past month I have passed 10 stones so far and counting. Each time at the ER I am prescribed pain meds and anti nausea pills and sent home.
387767 tn?1345875627 I am hoping that he will come through but we have managed kidney disease through diet and I am sure you have heard many times that most of these disease's come from feeding your cat biscuits. I have included an excerpt from a Vet finding: Recent research suggests a link between vaccination for feline distemper and immune-mediated inflammation of the kidneys, which is thought to be the cause of CRF. Annual boosters for distemper are completely unnecessary.
Avatar m tn These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The biggest risk factor for kidney stones is dehydration. Kidney stones may not produce symptoms until they begin to move down the tubes (ureters) through which urine empties into the bladder. When this happens, the stones can block the flow of urine out of the kidneys. This causes swelling of the kidney or kidneys, causing pain. The pain is usually severe. Kidney stones are common.
787406 tn?1339206783 Dear Iris986, You raise several important issues. First of all, while kidney disease may make animals (and people) feel lousy (weakness, dehydration), in and of it itself it is not a painful disease. Some sequelae (consequences) of it can be painful such as stomach ulcers, oral ulcers, movement of uroliths (stones) or blockage of urinary pathways by such stones. It is not clear from your post why the dog is taking pain relief medication in the first place.
Avatar n tn I have awful nausea and vomiting (just like with my other pregnancies). To complicate it, I also have kidney stones causing severe pain and more nausea and vomiting. I have been to the ER two times in the past week for the dehydration and pain. I only feel better for a day and then it starts up again...bad. How do I know when to tough it out at home or go to the ER? I feel like a pain in the butt when I have to go back.