Kidney stones and renal colic

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Avatar n tn One or both of these could lead to kidney infections and loss of kidney function due to scarring injury to the kidney. The fact that your kidney function is only 25% on the right side is suggestive of reduced function.from a chronic problem. In this situation the pyeloplasty could help improve the function on the right side, or at least prevent further deterioration , and decrease the chances of infection and stone formation.
Avatar n tn For the past 1 1/2 yrs. I have been suffering from renal colic and it's been making my life miserable. I have had numerous calcium oxlate stones, chronic kidney infections, (I am on cipro 500mg. daily) and I had UPJ obstruction. I had a stent placed in to try to correct it, that failed. I had my kidney diliated, that failed. And in March I had a open pyeloplasty. I was pain free for a few months after that. In the end of June I passed another stone and started with more infections.
Avatar m tn The pain you are experiencing usually itsn't from the stone itself its usually from renal colic or hydronephrosis or swelling of the kidney/ureter. Its possible they could also be in the bladder.
Avatar n tn Hi, Renal calculi can vary in size from as small as grains of sand to as large as a golf ball. Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size before passage—on the order of at least 2-3 millimeters—they can cause obstruction of the ureter.
Avatar m tn I'm figuring that kidney stones take a while to form and that, if I have kidney stones and possibly an infection, it's likely that I had the kidney stones first and they contributed to the infection, rather that having an infection first that contributed to the kidney stones (sorry if this sounds confusing).
Avatar f tn I did have frequent UTIs and kidney infections, but also alot of stones related to my kidney not draining well. Spasms and renal colic aren't any fun either, when they hit-it's relentless and there is nothing you can do to make it stop. I had weak stream, frequent stream and painful streams-sometimes all at the same time. My surgeon had to laugh at me, I intentionally wouldn't drink alot just to minimize my symptoms! I truly hope that you find a surgeon who will help you.
Avatar f tn Just went to hospital for that pain thinking it was my back and trun out to be renal colic pain . My concern is ive had it for some time now getting severe headaches and sweating at night. also pain to inside of my thigh like a cramp that just started as the pain in groin got worse I am concern that this may be more then dx.
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 f tn this in fact is called renal colic. It means that the stone or stones are moving. I do not agree with your doctor that kidney stones are not life threatening. If they get lodged in the ureter or block the flow of urine this is an emergency. In fact at the age of 39 a piece of stone got lodged in my ureter and I was extremely ill. The surgeon said that I was operated in time because there was a build up of pressure that had built up in the kidney due to the blockage.
1262055 tn?1269846971 I am a 27 year old female who was diagnosed with kidney stones for the first time in dec 2008. Since then I have been in and out of the ER with excruciating renal colic. I do trend towards dehydration, a combination of not having a very good habit with drinking fluids, and what my doctor believes may actually be some sort of problem with properly absorbing fluids. They thought I had endometriosis on top of that and so they did an exploratory laparoscopy in dec 2009.
Avatar m tn 0mm one that got stuck very low and caused renal colic for over a week and the CT Scan showed it was very low and finally it passed, too. But yours may be stuck as the Dr above mentioned so I'd go for re eval. I went ev. 6mos for new tests. And, stones can form in a matter of days.
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.
Avatar n tn These can include increased hydration, medication for treating infection and reducing pain, and diuretics to encourage urine flow and prevent further stone formation. Immediate surgery may be required in certain situations such as in people with only one working kidney, intractable pain or in the presence of an infected kidney blocked by a stone which can rapidly cause severe sepsis and toxic shock.
Avatar m tn I just have a few kidney stones present in my upper kidney, 2-3mm each. Went to primary doc today, he gave me a Demerol shot and pain killers which sometimes don't even touch the pain and gave me a referal to a urologist. Problem is, I have no obstruction. The stones are not moving since a month and a half ago. Every GP I have seen keeps telling my I should not be having pain if there is no obstrucion. They say, everything looks good. I should not be having pain. So apparently I am crazy!
Avatar m tn But kidney stones can give you renal colic and be extremely painful when they start to move or break up into pieces and start to come down. If the deposits were very big the urologist can shatter them through shock waves to break the stone up into little pieces so that they can be excreted when you pass urine without having an surgical operation. Make sure that you keep drinking your water. Some people say that fresh lemon juice drunk diluted in the water will help to dissolve some stones.
196896 tn?1189759421 I happened to find information on the about the correlation of kidney stones, high calcium levels, and Hyperparathyrodism. Check it out! Hyperparathyroidism is also known as "moans, groans, stones, and bones." The symptoms: Loss of energy. Don't feel like doing much. Tired all the time. Just don't feel well; don't quite feel normal. Hard to explain but just feel kind of bad. Feel old. Don't have the interest in things that you used to.
Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. This could be renal colic. Small stones can obstruct the passage of urine and when the body tries to 'push' against the blockade this results in colic, which is severe attacks of pain. Therapy for the stone depends on the location. It could be Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or ureteroscopy. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
3299050 tn?1347118646 Hello and hope you are doing well. Renal colic is very painful and the consequent procedure too. As the stone bits pass through it could cause pain and further bleeding into the urine. Once it has completely cleared, the stone, the pain should stop. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn You will know when the stone is moving because you will feel discomfort or pain in one or the two kidneys (depends where the stone is). You may also experience what is called renal colic which is wind like pain in your belly. You may notice blood when you go for a pee or a discoloured discharge. You may also start to feel unwell with fever. Your doctor should have prescribed you with pain relief for the discomfort of the kidney stone.
Avatar n tn I'm 22 years old, and have suffered with kidney stones for 2 years, ranging from 1 mm to one thats in me right now which is over 10mm! On two separate occasions, when being seen in the ER while in ridiculous amounts of pain, I have been told by doctors that I shouldn't be in pain because there is no obstructing stone. Bull, I say. Renal Colic is a very distinct type of pain, and believe me, there is no mistaking it. I had one doctor go so far as to tell me it must be muscular back pain..
Avatar f tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. Then you can go in for hysterectomy uterus also. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Thx for your response I have passed one of the stones in the hospital a few days ago still have another in my right ureter and a 7mm in my right kidney and several small stones 35 wks pg now and they are going to induce me in two weeks due to the kidney stones causing contractions and wanting me to have lithotripsy after her birth. I was told I wouldn't be able to pass the 7mm stone without intervention what are my chances with that they said its in the middle of the kidney.
3987674 tn?1348936641 I posted about a month ago asking about hashimotos disease. I still don't know if that is my diagnosis or not. Last time my tpo antibodies were checked they were greater than 600. My free t4 was 1.6 and tsh 20. 2 months before that free t4 was 6.8 and tsh 16. On 125mcg eltroxin daily. Last weekend I was rushed into a&e with renal colic and drs suspect kidney stones although through xray they were unable to see any. Kidney function is very good and there was blood in my urine.
Avatar n tn I am a 36 year old female. I have had approximately 11 kidney stones and currently have a stone in each of my kidneys. I experience chronic back pain on my left side. I often experience nausea. I have had several kidney infections. Whenever I have a virus it seems to settle in my left kidney. I have been very frustrated as I feel that doctors do not take my problem seriously. I am treated when I have stones.
Avatar n tn Hi, It seems to be what is called renal colic, typically associated with stones in renal tract. Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are solid concretions (crystal aggregations) of dissolved minerals in urine. Renal calculi can vary in size from as small as grains of sand to as large as a golf ball. Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms.
472139 tn?1211336163 Hi, Renal calculi can vary in size from as small as grains of sand to as large as a golf ball. Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. The resulting obstruction with dilation or stretching of the upper ureter and renal pelvis as well as spasm of muscle, trying to move the stone, can cause severe episodic pain, most commonly felt in the flank, lower abdomen and groin (a condition called renal colic).
3131687 tn?1345115061 Hello and hope you are doing well. This could be renal colic. Small stones can obstruct the passage of urine and when the body tries to 'push' against the blockade this results in colic, which is severe attacks of pain. The other causes for the pain could be infections of the bowel and bladder, prolapsed intervertebral disc or inflammatory diseases of the colon.
Avatar m tn I guess l just keep drinking heaps etc and avoid any other stones forming.......???Y do people Dr's take such a casual view to kidney stones when renal colic is so painful and for some soooo chronic.
Avatar f tn I am out of work so I had to go to the public hospital emergency room. They took a urine sample and x ray of my body. The nurse suspected kidney stones but the x ray and urine test came back fine. They prescribed neproxin and told me to put heat on it and drink lots of water. It is wednesday and the pain is still happening.
Avatar n tn I went to the er and a ct scan showed a 3 cm cyst on my left ovary in addition to revealing the stones (right kidney). I am bloated and aching, and my back and entire abdomen hurts. It's been over a week and half...I am on an antibiotic as well as percocet as it is the only drug that takes the edge off. My question is, how much longer will it take for the stones to pass? Any home remedies for pain and to get these stones on their way? Could these symptoms be something else?