Kidney stones and proteinuria

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Avatar n tn I would suggest that you visit a urologist and request for IVP, as this would give a clear idea of the anatomy and functioning ability of the kidney, ureter and bladder. Best.
Avatar n tn Diabetes can affect a number of different areas of the body including the blood vessels of the eyes, heart and legs causing blindness, heart attack and stroke and amputation. DM can also affect the blood vessels of the kidneys especially when it occurs in combination with high blood pressure. The two can lead to kidney failure. The elevated liver enzymes is probably unrelated. Does she have a history of pancreatitis or gall stones.
Avatar f tn MRI results show at least two 2.0mm stones in each kidney. I passed my second stone (left kidney) a couple of weeks ago, and ever since then, my right kidney has been giving me on-and-off pain. Should I be concerned about this chronic, low grade pain? I always wonder if it's sand passing, but I'm not sure now. The last 2 or 3 urine tests I've had done have all shown a low level of protein in the urine.
Avatar m tn High uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) may not cause significant adverse effects in most people however some may develop gout, kidney stones, or kidney failure resulting from high uric acid levels. As kidney function declines and large amounts of proteins are passing into the urine, swelling of the hands, feet, abdomen and face may occur. The stages of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) are mainly based on measured or estimated GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate).
Avatar n tn Hematuria or blood in the urine may be due to stones, infection, cancer/tumor, or kidney disease. IVP and cystoscopy are usually done to evaluate both the upper and lower urinary tracts respectively. On the other hand, proteinuria or abnormal amount of protein in the urine occurs when the filter unit of the kidney or glomerulus is damaged. There are also many conditions that may lead to this. It is best that we wait for the results of the tests done for proper diagnosis.
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 f tn I can imagine how painful and tiresome it must all be ....and my heart goes out to you. I've had multiple kidney stones also. I assume they are unable to provide a specific diagnosis for your under the rib pain.... or do they believe it is related to the kidney issues? I can certainly relate to be tired of "pain meds" however we often have little choices if we want to tolerate our pain and function to some degree.
Avatar n tn the corresponding figure in children is unknown. Among patients with kidney stones, hypercalciuria may occur in 40-50%, and recurrent gross hematuria may occur in 10-20%. Although no evidence indicates that risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is higher in patients with medullary sponge kidney, up to 5% of males and 35% of females have a UTI.
Avatar n tn So the doctors are leaning towards kidney stones because the flank pain, hematuria and proteinuria are gone after one or two urinations. He has no other symptoms or outward problems. Our Pediatrician is "perplexed" and the Urologist made the assumption that it is kidney stones (after the 2nd time it occurred). We have an appointment with a Nephrologist in 8 weeks (they don't think there is a reason to get him in sooner).
Avatar m tn -microscopic hematuria first discovered in morning urine on November of 2010, found 25 RBC and 11 WBC, STILL NO PROTEIN! -had a kidney ultrasound done the day after, no stones, no calculi, not UTI, both kidneys at 11cm, no scarring, no cryst, was told by both the radiologist and nephrogist that i have perfectly healthy kidney. blood test all normal with creatinine still the same.
Avatar n tn I have frequent UTIs that I take long-term antibiotics to prevent, but I still get UTIs sometimes, which have gone on to pyelonephritis several times, always affecting my left kidney. I experience a strong pain and a sensation that something is turning inside out or twisting sometimes when I urinate- I can tell if a particular urination is going to result in this pain because there is a delay before the flow starts.
Avatar n tn My husband is suffering with kidney stones and he got surgery for 3 times (only right kidney and left kidney is normal and no stones and it is functioning properly) and after that his body got swollen completely and after many checkups including biopsy, it is determined that he is losing proteins due to the dysfunction in the filteration of Kidney. Now he is loosing 11 gms of proteins when he undergone protein loss check up. His legs, stomach and face is completely swelling.
622940 tn?1252518707 Large amounts of protein in the urine may indicate a kidney problem, and diabetes. The presence of blood and protein in urine can occur separately, but since they both present in urine, it requires urgent medical attention. You should consult a doctor for a complete urine analysis and kidney function tests like serum creatinine and creatinine clearance.
Avatar f tn I would like an idea of what type of disorder this could be. My oldest daughter and I have a history of kidney stones. There were no remarks about this on the ultrasound report.
Avatar n tn kidney disease.Kidney disease like stones can cause UTI, frothy urine,proteinuria and debris in the urine. I would suggest you to consult your nephrologists and get microscopy and culture of a first void urine sample and ultrasound or MRI kidneys done to confirm the diagnosis. Hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Several factors may explain the presence of proteinuria. Benign and transient proteinuria (protein in the urine) may be experienced after vigorous exercises or in the presence of underlying infections associated with fever. You have mentioned that your son is very active. Does he engage in sports and other vigorous activities? This may partly explain the condition. A repeat urinalysis may be done to determine if the proteinuria is persistent.
Avatar f tn Symptoms of UTI are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination, passing of blood in urine and even fever. The most common causes of repeated UTIs are kidney stones and diabetes mellitus. Get a urine culture, serum creatinine and an ultrasound kidneys to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
1025106 tn?1251864670 in easy words ur microvessels of kidney are sclerozed enough to cause proteinuria and complicated by stones. best way to manage is to take BENAZAPRIL which controls high blood pressure in turn saving ur kidneys. If with benazapril BP is not controled u can ask for some ACE INH or DIURETICS from ur GP.and then change ur diet and lifestyle u will be amazed how much difference that can make. hope u have a better life ahead.
Avatar m tn That does not mean that you do not have a problem, especially if you have kidney stones. Kidney stones only cause a problem when they move and by moving, a stone can scratch the lining of the urinary tract, causing blood (sometimes visible), protein and leucocytes. A kidney stone can be as small as a grain of sand, but can still cause problems. The specific gravity and PH levels also are taken into account. Hope that helps.
Avatar n tn I've wondered that myself. I have kidney stones and gall stones, but I haven't read any studies showing heppers have a higher likelihood of either.
Avatar n tn I also have a history of kidney stones, and right stappled kidney from an operation 25 years ago.
Avatar f tn Udkas, I will pray that you find relief very soon. Little has given me so much distress as the whole kidney-and-bladder-and-the-plumbing-between system. Fortunately, since my 1986 surgical experience, I've only had one serious stone problem. The 1986 episode began in 1983, though. Sometime when I'm alert and have time, I'll write up the gory details of that for everyone's amusement. It's a doozy. Peace and blessings to all.
Avatar m tn A 24 hour urine sample collection is necessary to exclude proteinuria which is indicative of kidney disease. A kidney ,ureter and bladder ultrasound may be necessary to rule out bladder disorders, stones and other structural disorders.
Avatar n tn I have been having a difficult time getting words out, and writing and typing have been more difficult. I have a history of kidney stones, as well as reproductive problems. I have always had irregular menstrual cycles, and have almost completely lost my libido in recent years. I also have been having a lot of joint and muscle pain, especially in my feet. I literally cannot walk some nights when I get home from work, and I also have very frequent headaches.
Avatar f tn Hello, The urine report is positive for bacteria and albumin protein which is due to urinary tract infection and proteinuria. Urinary tract (which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra) infections are very common in young. Symptoms of UTI are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination, passing of blood in urine and even fever. The most common causes of repeated UTIs are kidney stones and diabetes mellitus.
Avatar n tn Hello, Cloudy urine can be due to diet and certain foods,pus or proteins in urine,bladder infection,cystitis,urinary tract infection,kidney stones,Proteinuria and kidney conditions. I would suggest a urologist’s evaluation and getting a complete examination along with urine and kidney tests to confirm the diagnosis. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.Kind regards.
Avatar f tn I have had kidney stones before and I wonder if they may have caused permanent damage to the kidneys and therefore are causing the protein. And for turberculosis I dont have any other symptoms that would point to tb. Not that I am aware of anyways. Right now the only symptom is chronic trace amounts of protein in my urine. On the dipstick I think its usually between a plus one and plus two. My doc does not want to investigate until I am no longer pregnant.
Avatar f tn my question is I take prescribed percocet and other pain killers sometimes more than i am saupposed to and i am wondering if this would cause protein and blood to show up in my urinalysis or what are other causes of this i DO Not have kidney stones and would like to know any other causes that would make these show up.
Avatar m tn This could be due to certain foods or drinks, normal secretions such as sperm, pus in urine, bladder infection, cystitis, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, blood in urine, proteinuria, kidney conditions, acute pyelonephritis, prostatitis or gonorrhea. The urinalysis may indicate presence of infection, proteinuria, blood and abnormal substances. However, since this showed normal results, these causes may be ruled out.