Kidney stones causes diagnosis treatment

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Avatar m tn Hello, Since the kindey stone is 7 mm, so the symptoms seem unrelated to the kidney stones. Since you are having pedal or leg edema, hence your cardiac, liver and kidney functions need to be assessed for which I suggest you to consult a physician immediately. Abdominal causes like irritable bowel syndrome can also cause such symptoms. Common symptoms include abdominal cramping or pain, bloating and gassiness, and altered bowel habits(alternate constipation and loose stools).
Avatar n tn An utra sound found nothing unusual. The urologist thinks it is either kidney stones or the residual effects of a bad infection. He would like me to get a CT. I am concerned as I have had 3 CT scans after a PE in both lungs 2 years ago after delivery. What are your thoughts? He does not think it is IC because it came on so suddenly. He said that the urine cultures were tainted due to the antibiotics. I can go 2-3.5 hours between void but I am holding it. What are your thoughts?
Avatar f tn Thanks for the reply. I will definitely mention the parathyroid when I have the ultrasound done on Friday. I've actually been to an endocrinologist, urologist and nephrologist and none of them can figure out why I've passed at least 12 kidney stones in the last 4 years and still have "numerous" stones in each kidney. Anytime I mention parathyroid, they all say that couldn't be it since my calcium is normal. I don't know how to get them to investigate it more thoroughly.
Avatar m tn It was found that my stone was calcium based and I was told to avoid all dairy products as well as some fruit and veg. There are 4 different types of kidney stones. Unfortunately, once you have had kidney stones the chances of getting another one are much higher.
Avatar n tn they have to take leave to send me to hospital, they have to use their money for treatment that was exceed my insurance allowance. i can say, from the passing kidney stones until the removal of stent, i was suffer so much!
1522652 tn?1291241954 I know that there is a link beginning with my chronic uti's as a child, to my severe pms as an adolecent into adulthood, and then on to my chronic kidney stones and infections as an adult, and then the loss of my kidney, as well as the problems I'm experiencing now. My question is what specific tests do I need to request to accurately check my thyroid, parathyroid, and my calcium levels? Also, are there any specific questions that I need to ask.
635114 tn?1222710503 The ER doctor then did a cat scan to search for kidney stones. He found no kidney stones but did say my atrophic kidney is completely shrived and did not think it was functioning. According to llab results my gfr has decreased by 10% in a year's time. As soon as they did not see infection or kidney stones I was quickly booted out. I reviewed my urinalysis and blood work results when I got home. My ph is 6 and chloride is high at 107.
Avatar n tn The pain continued and he (after my wife insisted) ordered a CAT scan of the abdominal area. At first, they thought that a small cyst was spotted on her kidney. Our doctor ordered a second ultrasound, specifically focusing on the kidneys and they could find nothing. Our doctor also had my wife examined by her OB/GYN who reviewed the lower abdomen and transvaginal ultrasounds and gave her a pelvic exam and PAP smear. His only comment was, "I hope you and Dr.
Avatar m tn This comes after over 2 years of questioning ct scan reports of questionable reports of possible issues of liver issues that showed up when scanning for kidney stones. That is water under the bridge and my anger will not undo the end result. I now have to focus on what is our next step. my husband has been suffering from health issues with undiagnosed causes, which lead us thankfully to a doctor who noticed the reports of the liver irregularities and refereed him to a gastroenterologist.
Avatar m tn These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The biggest risk factor for kidney stones is dehydration. Kidney stones may not produce symptoms until they begin to move down the tubes (ureters) through which urine empties into the bladder. When this happens, the stones can block the flow of urine out of the kidneys. This causes swelling of the kidney or kidneys, causing pain. The pain is usually severe. Kidney stones are common.
3183592 tn?1344634338 In the new MedHelp kidney stone forum I look forward to answering your questions about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of stones.
Avatar n tn - for STDs, - for 2 cystoscopies, - for Hep A, B, C, HIV, urine test normal xray for kidney stones negative.. - Treatment included rocephin shot, deoxy antib, cipro antib, given different times to eliminate variables (no + results, pain progressed). Dx of attending thusfar Chronic pros. as hunch, but really just out of process of elimination. Attending asked me for other Dx, causes of symptoms, and ideas for treatment.
Avatar n tn Hi; I have a postive diagnosis of both kidney stones and hypertension. Is there any relationship between the two? ============================================================= Dear JJ, Kidney stones and hypertension are common diagnoses, and often develop completely separately. Studies have tried to determine if one treatment for kidney stones, extracorporeal shock wave lithotrypsy (ESWL) causes hypertension, or not. These studies have basically inconclusive in this regard.
1528126 tn?1291771901 •burning or painful urination •pain in the back, lower abdomen, or groin •cloudy, dark, or bloody urine •foul-smelling urine •fever and chills •vomiting To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may order an x ray called an intravenous pyelogram (IVP). In an IVP, dye is injected into a vein. The dye travels through the blood to the kidneys. As the dye is filtered into the urinary tract, it makes urine visible on the x ray and shows any blockage in the urinary tract.
Avatar n tn It would be best for him to see a doctor to rule out other causes such as kidney stones or prostatitis. Diagnosis is through urinalysis and treatment of UTI is antibiotics. Drinking plenty of fluids and urinating frequently may also help. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Infection and tumors always need contrast to be detected easily. Kidney pain could be due to several causes like kidney stones, UTIs, pyelonephritis, polycystic kidney disease or kidney cancer. Kidney cancers are rare and they can cause dull and constant pain which can help them distinguish with other causes of kidney pain .Spinal problems can also be mistaken for kidney pain. Any infection, inflammation or malignancy in the spine can cause severe back ache. These are only few possibilities.
Avatar m tn If so you would see very high red blood cells too. The diagnosis can be supported by the finding of eosinophilia but a skin biopsy is necessary to establish it. Skin biopsies reveal lymphocytic and eosinophilic inflammation around the hair follicles The causes of infection are mite Demodex, the yeast Pityrosporum, and bacteria An autoimmune process has also been investigated.
Avatar n tn I have had kidney stones, they do cause bleeding if they are irritating the ureter. It also hurts once it decides to make its journey down into it. Do you have any back pain (particularly lower)? Often there is discomfort in the back where the kidneys are with stones that are trying to move. I can tell you that I had no pain or discomfort until my stones moved though. Alot of people don't know that they have them until they get an xray and then they show up on them. It could be kidney stones...
Avatar m tn Hello, You are having painful urination which is called dysuria. It can be due to bladder stones, Chlamydia, cystitis, genital herpes, gonorrhoea, kidney infection, kidney stones, prostatitis, urethritis, UTI or STD’s. Get evaluated from a urologist for all these causes. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar n tn admitted incorrect dx (after $70 antibiotics of course) and a few extra holes in my tummy. suspected kidney with further understanding of location of pain. ivp - no stones has another "episode" of pain. didn't go to the hospital. i know i should have, but i was tired of hospitals and as i said, if i'm still it subsides. doctors are done with me. no more tests to do.
Avatar n tn Other causes include bladder stones, ureteral stones, and interstitial cystitis Bladder stones are uncommon in women particularly young women with sterile urine. They can cause slowing of the urine stream and forcing to urinate. Though rare, a urachal cyst might be a consideration. Ureteral stones can cause urgency and frequency with small volumes and yet the urinalysis is clear. You might also consider a problem outside of the urinary tract, such as spastic bowel or diverticulitis.
Avatar n tn Do be aware that there is a gall bladder condition that does not include gall stones that causes a similar type of pain, and though it's not common, be sure to make insist that it be ruled out. Beyond that, if there's some way we can help you with your thyroid condition, feel free to post your current levels, with reference ranges and we'll offer up and opinion.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from chronic kidney stones for 19 years, multiple stones, multiple sizes in both kidneys. I hae not been stone free anytime since the first one passed in 1991. I hve had over 200 + stone related surgeries, everyone of them. I made 50 new stones from Nov. to Jan, this year. I am on my 3rd surgery since september now and awaiting another one due to an 8 mm stone.
Avatar n tn me was to actually PUNCH me in the spot where I indicated I had pain! Getting a real diagnosis and effective treatment seems like an impossibility.
Avatar n tn I have a history of kidney stones and basicly try to eat right and all to advoid having them and only have been able to go see a doc about that when they do flare up about every 4 years at an ER. I have been searching online and this is the 1st place that anyone has even hinted at the 3 periods a month is "normal" for being in a menopausal stage.
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1832268 tn?1326819610 1) This is a absolutely devastating disease, 2) The best that modern medicine has to treat this with is not very good 3) Vets really dont know what causes this and how long your dog has, every dog is different. The only promising treatment i could find is stem cell therapy and that is in experimental stages.
Avatar f tn Oh absolutely regarding pain. I have had kidney stones a few times during life and tell you they are horrible. I would much rather endure natural childbirth again anyday then those kidney stones. So again, are you thinking CSF leak from hitting head in May or from vocal cord dysfunction study in September ?
661200 tn?1225486613 -) I know I just bombarded you with a whole lot of information, and I hope you'll speak to your vet about how to balance treatment for the CHF and kidney failure as best you can. Comfort measures are the best that can be offered now, and you'll need to know exactly what those are. God bless you. The next weeks and/or months aren't going to be easy, so enjoy the time you have left.
Avatar f tn This is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to deal with. My beloved Gypsy is dying of kidney failure. Gypsy is a Jack Russell Terrier and she turned 18...yes 18...on Christmas Day. It's just so hard to know when it is "time." I prayed and prayed that she would give us one final parting gift and die on her own in her sleep...but she is SUCH a fighter and refused to surrender to this thing.