Kidney stones and uti's

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643805 tn?1243972443 It depends on the size and composition of the stones, how easy they are to get rid of them, home cures are Lemon and Olive Oil, and drinks loads of mineral water and avoid caffinated drinks.
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 I have done this for 11 months and had no UTI's and no kidney stones since then. I was always getting 'burning and smelly urine and no infection. Now I get none of that and if I miss 2 night of taking them, the smelly urine is back and the slight burning. My Doctor says that Cranberry is not toxic either and that we urinate what we dont need like most other vitamins. Allow 3-4 days before seeing some effect. Worth a try....
Avatar f tn I can not count how mnay UTI's and Kidney infections I have had. The past four weeks I have had a really bad pain in my kidneys, I sleep like 15 hours a day, and I have no appetite. I have also lost 10 pds in about 4 weeks. I went to the doctor today and she said it was kidney stones but I need to go see a Urologist. Last time I have kidney stones I was in worse pain then when I was in labor and ended up in the hospital. Well I can not get in for a few more weeks.
Avatar f tn How the stones are approached depends on a lot of factors, but may include lithotripsy, which is breaking up the stones using sound waves, ureteroscopy, which is breaking them up under direct vision using a laser, or PCNL, which is looking into the kidney directly through a small incision in the back, and breaking up and removing the stones with an instrument.
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.
2167803 tn?1338533351 I would suggest an evaluation with a urologist or nephrologist who specializes in stone disease and prevention. You should do a "metabolic evaluation" that includes a 24 hour collection of urine while you are eating and drinking normally, blood work, urine cultures and some imaging of your kidneys. Only then can a real plan for prevention be put in place.
Avatar n tn About two months ago i went to my doctor because when i tried to urinate it was just dribbling out. No UTI's etc but after a utrasound, he told me i had a kidney stone. I must have been extremely small because i had no 'symptoms' etc of actually having a kidney stone, and he said he was not concerned and i would pass it. Symptoms then went away but recently i have been having urinary problems.
Avatar f tn I have been told that STD's can cause them (which I got tested for and was negative for everything), kidney stones can cause them, drinking alcohol/eating spicy food (I avoided for months and it did me no good)....Help?
Avatar m tn If you are referring to Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) , a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure, this is used to treat enlarged prostate BPH that is causing obstruction. Kidney and bladder stones are usually removed through lithotrpsy or litholaplaxy, It is best that you discuss this with your attending physician also for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn The risk factors for recurrent UTI in females are sexual intercourse, use of spermicidal products, having a first UTI at an early age, and having a maternal history of UTIs. Most common causes are stones in kidney, changing sexual partners frequently, pregnancy, diabetes and childhood infections. The urine can also be due to retention of urine anywhere in its flow due to obstruction. Inherited factors may be related to recurrent UTIs in few females. Drink plenty of water.
409451 tn?1206900232 The last urologist said he thought it was endo, and def. not kidney stones, but I'm starting to become very confused and just need an answer!!! Thankyou so much for your help, any more info is greatly appreciated!!!
Avatar f tn But i've had a UTI now for 3 weeks, and i've tried a 5 and 7 day course of trimithroperin and i still have my infection. I'm almost done my 5 day course of ciproflaxin,i'm drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice and peeing reguarly but nothing has changed. I'm worried that i'm immune to the antibiotics or that i have something worse than a UTI, but everytime i go to the doctors they just take a sample, and give me a longer course of antibiotics.
Avatar n tn So you should get a ultrasound, CT scan done and also some urine and blood tests. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn Bear in mind that more serious problems need to be ruled out first. These include stones, foreign body (e.g., surure from prior surgeries), and bladder cancer (especially if you are a smoker).
Avatar f tn hi - i'm sorry to hear that your baby girl keeps on getting uti's. my baby girl gets it too and it breaks my hear b/c i know how she feels and i want to make it better. the last uti she had... she went through 2 cycles of antibiotics: cipro and bactrim. we were afraid of keeping her on cipro for a long time (longer than 10-days) b/c the bacteria might get resistant and with bactrim, some people (and dogs) get allergic reaction.
623156 tn?1322869451 between 6-24wks women have a higher risk bc of pregnancy hormones and getting uti's but its hard to tell sometimes bc the symptoms of uti's and pregnancy r so close like an odor can be w both bc of the concentration of the hormones, frequent urination is with both, and i did everything right prenatals, cranberry juice (and thats only bc im proned to them bc i had 2 kidney stones) so there im at an even higher risk of uti's too, but i drank plenty of water and everything and found out i had a ki
Avatar f tn I went to a different dr this time and he gave me a urine test and they found the same thing, just a trace of blood, so he didn't want to put me on antibiotics again because he didn't know for sure what was wrong with me so he made me an appointment with a urologist and he also gave me a couple weeks of flomax for my symptoms just in case I had kidney stones.
Avatar n tn He sent me for a CT scan to check for kidney stones and this came back normal and no signs of infection were found in the urine. I am supposed to go back in a week for another urinalysis to check for blood. Since I saw the doctor, I have been passing white pieces of tissue in my urine intermittently. These range in size from a speck to about the size of a dime. They are white, except for one was pink and white. I am not on my period, but it is due in the next week or so.
Avatar f tn So for past 5mths I kept being told I had reoccurring UTI's when I've had kidney stones for who knows how long. I took my raspberry tea looking urine in to ER today like "Look something is wrong!" Indeed blood was in my urine just like it was Monday when I went into the ER an they said it wasn't. So my right side and back has been killing me an I'll now be taking an antibiotic once a night until I deliver.
Avatar n tn Hi, You can ask for an Xray, which would be quicker to schedule and to report, to check for the presence of kidney stones which my cause an obstruction of urine flow, even if only partial, and can predispose to UTIs. WBCs in the urine can be a sign of renal damage and inflammation, especially if accompanied by epithelial cells.
Avatar f tn However, I am now 58 (living in Idaho with very few good doctors), and I have had kidney stones 3 times in the last year and 3 UTI's in the last 2 mos. I am put on Cipro, things clear up, and in no time, I have the same symptoms of a UTI and am put back on Cipro. I have all the symptoms of a UTI, but my doc suggested maybe a fallen bladder, which I don't have the symptoms of. I had a complete hysterectomy in 1976 so wouldn't I have had problems before now?
Avatar f tn However, I am now 58 (living in Idaho with very few good doctors), and I have had kidney stones 3 times in the last year and 3 UTI's in the last 2 mos. I am put on Cipro, things clear up, and in no time, I have the same symptoms of a UTI and am put back on Cipro. I have all the symptoms of a UTI, but my doc suggested maybe a fallen bladder, which I don't have the symptoms of. I had a complete hysterectomy in 1976 so wouldn't I have had problems before now?
620923 tn?1452919248 I am confused and have no answers. I was told since they did not see any stones it was unlikely....and I did have a colonoscopy a few yrs ago and the diverticulitis was not detected then, but I did have a few polyps and do need to go back for another one... Having IBS, bowel change is hard to use as a indicator and I had back pain not abdominal pain does that change ne of this?
1295419 tn?1276826472 Before giving birth 2 years ago, I had a few UTI's in my life. I had normal symptoms and was treated effectively with meds. After having him, I became depressed and started Zoloft. Within a few days, I couldn't feel my bladder and had a hard time voiding. I also found out I had a UTI, but I had no symptoms at all. I was cath'd 3 days in a row. At one point, I had a PVR of 220 cc's. I stopped the Zoloft and my urinary issues seemed to subside, so they were blamed on the med.
Avatar f tn The risk factors for recurrent UTI in females are sexual intercourse, use of spermicidal products, having a first UTI at an early age, and having a maternal history of UTIs. Most common causes are stones in kidney, changing sexual partners frequently, pregnancy, diabetes and childhood infections. The urine can also be due to retention of urine anywhere in its flow due to obstruction. Inherited factors may be related to recurrent UTIs in few females. Drink plenty of water.
Avatar m tn 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. Youtube is another good source for searching on Magnesium, several clinicians have recorded reports and findings.