Kidney stones causes and risk factors

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895634 tn?1283992810 Causes, incidence, and risk factors Kidney stones are common. Some types run in families. They often occur in premature infants. There are different types of kidney stones. The exact cause depends on the type of stone. Stones can form when urine contains too much of certain substances. These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The stones take weeks or months to form. •Calcium stones are most common. They are more common in men between age 20-30.
Avatar m tn Not able to catch the stone either time, but he's been referred to a nephrologist that we'll be seeing soon. He's somewhat underweight and doesn't fit any of the usual risk factors. Lab work ordered by primary doc came back with trace amounts of blood in urine still, and 24 hour urine collection shows normal lab values, save for cystine, which we haven't gotten back yet. Family history on my dad's side of stones. E.
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 m tn It can also be due to other things like cystitis, and kidney stone or polyp in the bladder. You would feel the kidney stone but maybe it is a precursor to it coming through. So there are lots of reasons for blood in the urine. Do you actually see the blood in the urine or did the urinalysis show a few red blood cells. If a few red blood cells that isn't anything to worry about. If a large amount seen on the urinalysis, then it could be a problem.
738333 tn?1232971075 A blockage or abnormality of the urinary system, such as those caused by stones, tumors, congenital deformities, or loss of bladder function from nerve disease, increases a person's risk of pyelonephritis. Other risk factors include diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, chronic bladder infections, a history of analgesic abuse, paralysis from spinal cord injury, or tumors.
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 f tn My daughter is a cosmetologist and she told me the topo causes the hair follicles to close. What has fallen out, wont grow back, but the hair loss should stop when you discontinue the drug. The Topo really messed up my cycle too. I think my adrenals took a hard hit from just two weeks on the drug. For me it was not worth it. I was stupid, depressed and started having panic attacks on it. I would loose blocks of time. Huge blocks.
Avatar f tn Sent me home with an Rx for 14 days of Doxycycline. I know what causes PID and I do not have the risk factors. I have not had sex in a year and before that only with 1 person for the last 12 years. After a couple days of severe on and off pelvic pain and alot of blood clots in my urine, I had a very bad bout of pain then a huge clot after which the clots were gone and my urine was dark pink instead of yellow with red clots. Now it is normal looking again.
1344336 tn?1277617508 Obesity, alcohol intake, diabetes are risk factors for fatty liver. High cholesterol and serum bilirubin can be related to fatty lever and its causes. Blood 1 plus in urine can be suggestive of urinary tract infection or kidney stones. You may need additional tests like urine culture and ultrasound abdomen to diagnose it.
Avatar m tn Based on a number of studies, the average frequency of transmission is between 1 in 1000-2000 episodes of unprotected vaginal sex, IF the partner is infected, with somewhat higher frequency from male to female. Under certain circumstances, there are other risk factors that may come into play such as viral load, concurrent STDs, etc., that may increase this risk, but for most people the 1 in 1000-2000 statistic applies. Second, in North America, most heterosexuals do not have HIV.
469720 tn?1388149949 There are always a lot of questions about the "art" or treating cholesterol. It's a good time to refresh everyone's minds about some common guidelines. Remember that they are just that...Guidelines. Discuss the options with your physician. Most of all, remember that a health lifestyle specifically a low fat diet can reverse many of these issues. What can cause high cholesterol?
Avatar f tn http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/risk-factors/con-20024829 This has helpful medical information that your doctor would be able to understand and discuss with you about more uncommon causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/239278-overview. Its important to remember that kidney stones are not uncommon and are easily treatable if followed up on. The other conditions are clinically rare.
284078 tn?1282620298 This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions. Some quick thinking sparked me to ask if she could see up close and lo and behold while she was blind as a bat in the distance, she could see the tiniest print about 6 inches in front of her nose. She had developed an acute myopic shift from a choroidal effusion which pushed the lens/iris diaphram forward.
Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The causes for stone formation are urinary tract infections, kidney disorders and metabolic disorders like hyperparathyroidism. In addition to this a person with a strong family history is more likely to develop stones. So, the stone formation causes need to be dealt with to prevent stone formation. Certain foods are likely to aggravate the stone formation, like chocolate, sweet potatoes, spinach, soya bean crackers etc.
Avatar n tn I FEEL THAT ALL MY LIFE IS ON A STANDSTILL AND CANT BEAR TO FACE ANOTHER YEAR STIIL TWO STONES OVER WEIGHT AND TIRED AND FOGGY MINDED .....SOMEONE TELL ME IT WILL GET BETTER PLEASE.... MY DOC IS NOT SO UNDERSTANDING AND SAYS MY WEIGHT IS NORMAL BUT I AM SEVERLY DEPRESSED CSUSE NON OF MY CLOTHES FIT!
931217 tn?1283484935 Groups studied in one location may be very different from pets in other areas, in terms of age, breed, and other risk factors, and conclusions about the study group may not apply to pets in general. For example, a study of a small group of dogs of a single breed which has a high rate of a certain type of cancer might show neutered dogs more likely than intact dogs to have that cancer. But this might have nothing to do with the risks for a different breed which rarely gets that type of cancer.
Avatar n tn At the start I had some sharp grabing pains real low down and thought maybe a kidney stone-s . Doing research I found I was prone for stones as was taking gega amounts of tums ( calcium) and drink lots of milk along with vitamins. I thought this was maybe from irritation of the urithra. Also If diebetic as I am gases can form in urinary tract because of sugars present .
545538 tn?1295995617 The study did find significant risks linked to obesity, including a higher risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease, and several cancers that have been linked with obesity, such as breast, colon and pancreatic cancer.
Avatar n tn Those using Topomax need to be especially mindful about drinking plenty of fluids due to increased chances of kidney stones. Stoney will likely develop if fluid intake is not maintained. Looking forward to weight loss benefit as I gained 30# over the past 4 years on anti-depressents. Has anyone used this for bipolar?
Avatar n tn They say it can break down gall stones and kidney stones. I never had symptoms of kidney stones before, but at about day 3, I got some minor symptoms that went away in a couple of days. It is possible it broke down/eliminated some gravel. It literally sat on my counter for weeks before I started using it. My wife and I use it every day.
3060903 tn?1398568723 These two dietary factors places significant stress on your kidneys, promoting kidney disease and stones Kidney-Friendly Superfoods Besides monitoring your protein and sugar/fructose intake and drinking plenty of water, adding the following foods to your diet can also help promote optimal kidney function.
Avatar n tn I've had shortness of breath which I think is from the cosopt. No appetite which is from the diamox and lately kidney pain (i.e. stones) from the pilocarpine. I don't want to be on this stuff much longer but I would also like to avoid surgery. The docs are just trying to buy me time to see if the effects of the steroid shot wear off and the plumbing in my eye starts working again. I'm also taking ALA, vitamin C, fish oil and doing some cardio whenever I can.
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 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 n tn This tearing is not related to intercourse since my husband and I are unable to do that due to the pain it causes me. There is no real pain otherwise. I am getting some minor bleeding when I poop due to the tears in the anal area. The entire vaginal area is very itchy and if I scratch or rub the skin at all I often give myself one of these tears. It seems as if the skin is very thin. There are no other symptoms that I am aware of. I have had blood work and a biopsy done.
2186829 tn?1338011768 I was diagnosed with epididymitis on May 6th, and was put on Cipro. I've had an ultrasound for testicular cancer and a CT scan for kidney stones. They both came negative, except there was a mention of a hydrocele, could this be the problem? Or could it be something else? Please Help!!!
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 older. When their kidneys begin to fail them. The main symptom is high blood pressure beginning as a young adult. why? Because your kidneys are working too hard fighting off the cysts and they are not filtering correctly. I was diagnosed with PKD in July last year after a car accident.
Avatar n tn I have, had pain in my vagina and my anus too! but i just take 2 modrin and go to sleep because i can't deal with the pain. Hope we both can come up with a answer for this painful painful problem.
Avatar n tn It is not only very uncomfortable, very nasty, and makes work difficult, but it has not been determined that I have gall stones, or gall bladder issues. I recently had a very thorough check up with my PCP, and she had a gall bladder ultrasound done. Nothing was found. I have yet to determine any specific foods that start this.
298579 tn?1192250448 Every article I've read says that they really don't know what causes this painful disorder and that there is no known cure. Typical treatment recommendation is (get this) "REASSURANCE"! You better believe they'd be offering more than "reassurance" if lots of men experienced this. = ) Can you tell that I've gotten really PO'd after realizing that what I have is a real disorder and how just how many women are going through the same thing as me?