Kidney stones and renal disease

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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.
Avatar n tn Chances of having kidney stones repeatedly depends upon the certain factors like amount of hydration, hyperparathyroidism, crohn’s disease, medullary sponge kidney and flurosis. Stent removal is usually not that painful. While placing a stent it is done through cystoscopy and a string is left so that while removal repeat cystoscopy is not required. Consult a urologist for further assistance. Best.
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 I am so tired of the tummy trouble, that is causing me more discomfort than the actual kidney pain. Can kidney stones cause diarrhea? Even if they are not the most painful stones I've had?
Avatar n tn I suffer from what is called Polycystic Kidney Disease (google it) which causes chronic kidney stones. Many people have this disease with no signs until they are much olde. When their kidneys begin to fail them. Diarrhea is related because when the stone is stuck in the ureter ( the tube leading down to your bladder from your kidney) this sends a message to your entire digestive tract to stop.
Avatar n tn Hi Lisa: My shephard/husky had kidney stones (lots) removed in 2002 and I didn't think she would survive but she did. On June 1, 2008 I lost her to end stage renal disease; I had her for 6 more years. She was 13-1/2 when she died and that is not too shabby an age for a large dog. May I suggest a low protein diet, such as rice, mashed potatoes,tuna, boiled eggs (easiest protein to digest) and chicken. You can buy low protein food but it is very expensive, as least here in Canada.
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 n tn Hi, Causes other than a UTI than can cause blood in urine include, kidney stones, underlying kidney disease, STDs that are not detected on routine urinalysis (chlamydia and mycoplasma infections), increased blood pressure, exercise-induced bleeding, general bleeding disorders, etc. Kidney stones up to 5 mm in size can pass through the urinary tract, though with significant discomfort.
Avatar m tn Recurrent kidney stones are found renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidney, Dent's disease (genetic disease of the kidney), hyperparathyroidism, primary hyperoxaluria and Crohn's disease. Since the pain comes before periods too, it can also be due to endometriosis. It can also be due to a STD, may not have started with it, but may have caught in between if you are now sexually active. Non specific bacterial infection or fungal infection can also cause recurrent UTI.
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.
1244856 tn?1294760029 I have been told that i have medullary sponge kidney disease from my renal doctor and urologist and have had a lithotripsy done about a month ago. i had a month free of pain and havnt had to take any pain killers (thank god haha) and had a good birthday during that month, but now everything is back. Thing is my kidney pain and complications are always combined with epiditimitis. Has anyone else had any other problems like this.
Avatar f tn I have just read where your parathyroid gland located in the neck produces calcium and they have had a success rate in certain cases with medullary sponged kidney disease by removing the gland and taking calcium and vitamine #D to ovoid osteoporosis. Anyone heard this or do you know of anyone that has been offerd to do or that has done it? I live on pain pills every day and I am so sick of it.I would really like to find a long term treatment.
Avatar n tn I would have your vet make sure that the elevated kidney enzymes are not caused by pyelonephitis (infection and inflammation of the kidneys) or a urinary tract infection with uroltihs (bladder stones) which can be treated and can cause acute kidney failure. A urine culture and sensitivity would not hurt either. I would also have another Lyme test and make sure she doesn't have to be treated again for Lyme disease. These are treatable diseases that can contribute to kidney disease.
82861 tn?1333457511 They can become elevated if there is a urinary tract infection, a kidney infection or a prostate infection, or the elevations can be caused by damage to the kidney (either kidney disease or kidney failure). A urinalysis with a microalbuminuria test will determine if it is an infection or kidney failute. Lyme disease can commonly effect the kidneys also causing kidney failure. So if it has not been performed yet I would have your dog's urine tested and perform a lyme disease test.
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with renal tubular acidosis after suffering with chronic kidney stones for several years. I've had well over 15 stones and have needed stents a couple of times b/c I've had a few that caused obstructions. After being diagnosed, I was put on potassium citrate and haven't had any stones since taking that medication. I do still have 2 stones in my left kidney but they were there prior to starting this med.
Avatar n tn I am 42 years old and have Crohn's disease, diagnosed in 1998, and am wondering if the kidney stones I am having, could be a result of of something more serious going on. I have had a 9mm kidney stone removed with a basket extraction, in April 2008, from my left ureteral and a 10-12mm stone crushed, in May 2008. My x-rays, a year ago, showed that I have multiple renal calculi. I have been under a urologist care for a year.
1832268 tn?1326819610 My boxer has just been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (stage 5) and as a result has been prescribed a multitude of medications and a prescription diet. I am not convinced that this is the way to go in terms of putting additional stress on his body through trying to process a range of different medications. I would love to know how you have dealt with your dogs condition.
Avatar n tn lithrotripsy is a walk in the park ive had 2 of them and have kidney stones since 1995!!
Avatar f tn Hi Everyone I went to my nephrologist yesterday and the last u/s came out negative of stones however I do have a lot of calcifications and scarring and the cortices of the kidneys are thinner than normal. Do any of you have this problem? I do suffer from flank pain and now on my diagnosis he put Msk , Ckd stage 1. I can't help to feel down since at work they don't believe me when I say I feel sick or that I'm in pain.
Avatar f tn Gucci broke his back leg 2 years ago and had to take him into an emergency vet an that is when we found out about his renal kidney disease. At that time, they did take X-rays of his kidney, but has not had any since. As I can recall, one of his kidneys was bad already. I'm not sure if high-blood-pressure test was ever taken though. We do get blood work done every 6 months to see how it is progressing. In November 2014 Gucci's BUN WAS 52 in May 2015 it went down to 28. And his CREA was 3.
168348 tn?1379360675 The risk of passing another stone is 10% within a year, 35% within 5 years and 50% after that. One condition associated with renal stones is hyperparathyroidism (a disease in which the parathyroid gland becomes enlarged and overactive, secreting too much hormone). Your doctor should test for this. Kidney stones can also be caused by small bowel disease, urinary tract infections, kidney malformations and gout, among other things. Chronic acidosis can produce calcium phosphate stones.
Avatar m tn When I was 27, I was told I had severe UPJ in my left kidney with many kidney stones. I was always in pain, had severe nausea and blood in my urine for months. Original urologist did not want to operate because I had 42% kidney function in left kidney. Because of the pain and other symptoms I was having, I switched doctors. Within a month, my new urologist operated. I had nephrolithotomy done in July and he attempted endopylotomy, but failed. He removed about 25 stones from left kidney.
Avatar m tn He was able to view my CT scan fromt the hospital and indicated that I had a 2mm kidney stone in my left kidney and also a renal calcification in the meaty part of the kidney. He stated this was not a kidney stone and wanted more tests to rule out cancer. He indicated it was more like a cyst. I also got the results of my urine test and found out I have a bladder infection today. Today I had a CT scan with and without the contrast dye. My question is...what is a renal calcification???
Avatar f tn I discovered this site while searching the web for information on canine kidney disease and what a help it's been! I want to thank everyone for their posts and for sharing what they have been and are going thru.That is actually why I am posting.
Avatar f tn I had a Abdominal CTScan, the results was dilatition of the renal system. I have no idea what this means. My doctor appointment is not until 2 weeks. Can anyone please help?
Avatar n tn A subsequent CT scan revealed I had 2 additionall ( 2mm non-obstructing) stones in my right kidney and a cluster of at least (four 2-3 mm stones in my left kidney). They were also non-obstructive. I've been told by a couple of doctors and urologists that they cannot be the cause of my pain, even though the pain feels just like when I had obsturctive ones. I can also feel the damn things moving around and it causes me to have kidney spasms.
Avatar f tn I've been having a lot of pain on my right side, front, back and side and the pain takes my breath away. I had CT scans and ultra sound to determine if I had kidney stones. Then they sent me for x-rays with contrast and I was told I had a floating Kidney. The nurse for his office said there was nothing that I could do for the pain. "Just deal with it". Wow how can I when the pain takes my breath away and the pain is so bad that I have to lay down in bed until it goes away.
Avatar f tn Stories like this make me so mad!! As for what can help you, I dont know..ive never had kidney stones but my mom and brother have and nothing helped them when they were in the worst of it either. The only thing i can suggest to you is this... can you get them removed /crushed via ultrasonic waves? I think they call it lithotripsy (sp?). THats what my mom had done..she sat in a hottub and ultrasonic waves thru the water shattered her stones.