Kidney stones and kidney failure

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Avatar n tn I just got back from the hospital on April the 18th from minute renal kidney failure. My doctors explination for the failure is i have a 2 cm stone in my left kidney that plugged up my ureter. At the moment i have a stent in both ureters. Roughly a year ago I was in the urologists office because of a similar sized stone in my right kidney. When I was x-rayed for the stone in my right kidney, there was no stone in my left kidney.
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.
540521 tn?1221703306 The stones seem to bother me the most when i am standing and being active, Can kidney stones lead to kidney Failure? How much worse can this get? I don't know what else to do , I am at a loss, any help would be Greatly Appreciated. Thank You..
Avatar f tn Sorry you have had to go through so much! I've never had a kidney stone but did have acute kidney failure and now have chronic kidney disease. My understanding is that it is mostly both the high and very low bps can cause this. Also, dehydration if you have stomach symptoms. I often test mildly high in calcium.
895634 tn?1283992810 Anybody aware of an association between treatment and kidney stones? I've had renal colic before, but this is by far the most painful bout. Hepatologist gave green light for Vicodin or Percocet, which are helping. Just wondering if there is a connection between stones and hep c treatment.
Avatar n tn Hi, this could be muscular pain, kidney stone, colitis, etc. To rule out kidney issues get urine routine microscopy done along with ultrasound. Usually in case of stones, urine shows infection and cast or red blood cells. Try plenty of fluids and topical application of counterirritants for 3 days, if no relief is observed, do consult doctor and get investigations done.
Avatar f tn You could have an obstruction or an infection in the kidney. I was quite close to dying from kidney failure when I was given the wrong antibiotics to take. This is nothing to mess around with. Please go to the ER, see a urologist, GP or urgent care.
Avatar n tn I would only do it between episodes blasting kidney stones may help. my family friend just diedon't from kidney failure. his kidneys were blasted too many times to work any more...
1028300 tn?1252093974 I have kidney stones and will have to have a stint put in and changed every month. The Dr. said that I could have Kidney failure or contractions if I don't have the stint put in, but I've heard the stint is very painful, sometimes more painful than just having the kidney stone! He sent me home with phenegran and demerol, and said this would not hurt the baby. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about kidney stones while pregnant?
Avatar n tn Kidney stones cannot cause bloating, but if there is gross disturbance in the functioning of that particular kidney where the stone is located and patient develops renal failure, then vomitings can occur. Check whether the drink that you have taken is allergic or not. Bloating and burping are usually harmless and go away without treatment. But if you want relief then you can practise drinking more water, taking antacids etc. Best.
Avatar n tn Weturner, there IS a connection between "bipolar" and kidney stones. His 'bipolar' symptoms and kidney stones are very possibly caused by the same thing. It is called Hyperparathyroidism. Most people have never heard of PARAthyroid glands. But we all have four of them. Please have your husband's parathyroid checked out by the best expert you can find. I was put on medications for years for mental things such as bipolar, I was also getting kidney stones a lot.
661200 tn?1225486613 I used both Tums and CranAssure on my dog who died of kidney failure, and it did make a difference - particularly in the early stages. The Cranassure helps sweep debris from the urinary system and the extra vitamin C is also helpful. Hydration is extremely important, and yet another contrasting issue with congestive heart failure. The kidneys need the extra water, but it may worsen the CHF symptoms.
1341923 tn?1276130446 Abdominal X-Rays can assess the size and shape of the kidney's and urinary bladder and to see if either contains stones. Stones can act as a nidus for infection and interfere with function.
787406 tn?1339206783 Greetings - - I am sorry to learn of your friend's discomfort... "...My aussie ...is in so much pain that he groans all day,I tried Tramadol last night but had no effect on the pain. Can dogs take morphine when they have kidney failure?..." The very first and most important step is to have this dog's pain diagnosed... where is it, why is it occurring, etc... Without this critical information no rational decisions can be made.
342647 tn?1291111533 He was going to give me painkillers at first but after spending five hours in the ER the pain did start subsiding so he opted for Tylenol at this point (wasn't sure what he would of given me instead) and he said that unfortunatley the treatment for stones is pain relief and LOTS and LOTS of water and waiting for it to pass. This really stinks for you and hopefully it will pass soon.
Avatar f tn Constantly losing blood in the urine can cause anemia, even if it is occult. Stones can sometimes cause kidney failure. Chronic kidney failure can cause anemia. This is due to a decreased secretion of the hormone erythropoietin. This hormone is a necessary stimulus for normal bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Just cautioning you. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn If gone untreated over a time period such as mine, can stones lead to kidney failure? Any knowledge of this subject would be much appreciated.
Avatar n tn THIS PAST WEEK I HAD SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH 4 STONES IN MY LEFT KIDNEY. DURING THE IVP THEY (DOCTORS) FOUND THE RIGHT KIDNEY TO BE NOT FUNCTIONING. I AM VERY CONCERNED! I HAD TO HAVE A STENT INSTALLED TO REMOVE THE BLOCKAGE IN MY LEFT URETER. I HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR LITHO TREATMENT IN 2 WEEKS. WILL I REGAIN THE USE OF MY RIGHT KIDNEY? WHAT COULD HAVE BROUGHT THIS ON? I WILL BE GOING IN FOR A CHEM-7 BLOOD WORK UP THIS WEEK.
1963554 tn?1325451090 He said that his right kidney is destroyed and that his left kidney has about 25% left. He has a tumor within his bladder and his urine cannot pass thru which goes into his kidney and damages it. When we had Shaggy checked out in May our vet said that it's UTI...because I mentioned to him that he'd pee and then go to other spots and nothing comes out. So he was given anti-biotics. This went on for several months.
Avatar f tn Hi, we are in a similar situation with our Bearded Collie, Shana. She has Congestive Heart Failure and is now in Kidney failure. She is 16 and has had 4 litters in her life but like Gypsie, she is a fighter. However, we were up all last night with her as she had diarrhoea and was very distressed all night. She is now sleeping soundly.
Avatar m tn Hi, I just thought I had kidney stones, but a CT has ruled that out,. ...the reason I suspected this was where the pain was and that it is a possible side effect of one of the meds I am on....... May I ask y u ask?
278016 tn?1220194704 I have been having multiple health problems for four years shortly after having mono, and kidney stones which were a year and a half apart. Focusing on the kidneys they are constantly sore. When I eat certain foods, especially salty foods, i urinate even more frequently, and leak urine. I have been to a urologist and my bladder is perfectly healthy.
Avatar n tn When a kidney is not in its position, there are possible complications such as infection, stones, kidney failure, and increased risk of injury from blunt trauma. If your urinary function is normal and the doctor finds no blockage, no treatment for ectopic kidney is needed. However, regular follow-up for monitoring is recommended in case a change occurs. If you are feeling kidney symptoms, have this checked for further evaluation and management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn If gout remains untreated, these uric acid crystals can build up in the joints and nearby tissues, forming hard lumpy deposits called tophi. High levels of uric acid may also cause kidney stones or kidney failure. SGPT is a test for liver function. SGOT/SGPT blood test is a one of the liver function tests. Primary use of SGOT/SGPT blood test is to assess the state of the liver function. SGOT and SGPT are two enzymes found in the liver.
Avatar f tn I am attempting residency in a new country and they have claimed for 6 yrs I will have kidney failure. diabestes and/or need a transplant and so have refused me. I have had more diagnostic specialists and urologists and nephroligists and internists watch over me it is crazy...I am still fine and have no other symptoms at all. Anyone else have this?
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.
387767 tn?1345875627 Be sure to discuss all recommended vaccines with your veterinarian. A cat with kidney disease or kidney failure should not be vaccinated at all. Long-term feeding of an all-dry-food diet is also suspected as a factor in Chronic Renal Failure. Cats' kidneys are highly efficient and adapted to life in the desert, where they would get most or all of their water from eating their prey.
701581 tn?1279139638 That's the last thing I need, too. Nausea is what led me to the e.r. to discover that I was in renal failure. And, opiates aren't going to do me one bit of good if they actually cause the headaches to begin with. I have an appointment for an EEG Monday afternoon. I was hoping I could figure out a safe way to treat this never ending migraine. I know that the usual pain medications are out of the question.
1028300 tn?1252093974 No it's never optimal to take medicine while you are pregnant but the stress the pain would cause you and the possibility of total kidney blockage which can cause kidney failure is even more risky. So you are making the right decision. The one thing about taking narcotic meds (like Demerol) is that they can cause a baby's respiratory system to not fully develop.
Avatar f tn I have MSK I was diagnosed about 6 years ago and only after 5-6surgeries and move then 100 kidney stones. I feel for anybody who has this as there are time I honestly consider suicide over the pain and being tired of passin stones and being told that there is not much they can do avoid calcium and protein.. good luck with that one. Since almost everything has both in it. Again my heart goes out to all you guys suffering from this.