Kidney stones diagnosis

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Avatar n tn I have had half a dozen kidney stones in the last year or so. This definitely sounds like it could be a stone. The pain generally happens as the stone goes into the ureter and travels to the bladder. Once in the bladder, it doesn't usually hurt too much but may cause frequent urination, etc. If you don't have anymore pain, i would just strain your urine for awhile and wait to pass the stone. If you have more pain, you can go to the ER and have a scan done.
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 f tn I have a male friend who's been dealin w/ kidney stones for about a year quite now. He's on medi-cal in CA & he's not gettin anywhere w/ doctor's. He's been waitin for 1 mo. now for a referral to see a specialist & in the mean time his symptoms seems to be gettin more serious. He's continuin to lose weight, fevers, chills, dizziness, severe pain, there's a smell when he urinates at times, cloudy urine (reddish), stones are not passin as he feels the stones in his penis.
Avatar f tn I have a 15 yr. history with kidney stones. I had my most recent attack 3 weeks ago and it was one of the longest enduring of any I've had, with the most severe flank and ureter pain lasting almost 12 hrs. The last couple hours of the horrible pain, I experienced what I would almost call spasms very low down, and I've never had that before in any of the other attacks. I had waves of pain and the urge to urinate every few minutes.
Avatar f tn There are other types as well ( cystine, struvite , uric) Kidney stones may hold a genetic predisposition. In your case, the presence of kidney formers in the family may explain the onset of kidney stones at an earlier age. It is best to open lines of communication with your physicians. At this point, you may discuss on whether a referral to a pain management specialist may help.Continue following physician's advice regarding diet, fluid intake and exercise.
Avatar f tn It's been three weeks since my diagnosis of having multiple kidney stones on the right side. The Radiologist who gave me my stat results said I would pass them and didnt think straining my urine was something I needed to do. I finally got in to see my urologist he was upset I wasn't straining and wanted me to have surgery since I will be undergoing IVF treatments in March. I agreed because I don't want to deal with flare up while pregnant.
1962386 tn?1325359733 They tell me that it can be one of two things, loin pain syndrome of the kidneys or berger's disease. Personally i do not think its the bergers disease because i am now passing kidney stones and the crystal level on my blood tests are coming back elevated. Any one have any thoughts?
Avatar f tn Kidney stones cause pain because of blockage of flow of urine and pressure build up in the kidney. This is called "hydronephrosis" and it is very unlikely that two CT scans and an US would have missed this diagnosis. I would not assume his pain is from a kidney stone given what information you have reported. Other things, like diverticulitis of the colon, cause pain in the left lower part of the abdomen and should be evaluated.
Avatar n tn Abdominal CT scan, xrays or ultrasound of the kidneys will confirm the diagnosis of kidney stones. Menstruation problems are hormone and stress related. It would be best to have this evaluated further by your doctor for proper management. Pregnancy test would also help rule out pregnancy. Drink plenty of fluids and over-the-counter pain medications may also help. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn A urinalysis and a CT scan of the kidneys,ureters and bladder may help ascertain the diagnosis of kidney stones. Refrain from any sexual activity for the moment until you have been thoroughy diagnosed.
554628 tn?1362781519 Hi, nausea, headache and kidney pain can be related with nephropathy (kidney disorder), urine test and blood urea and creatinine are usually done for diagnosis. Kidney stones do cause similar kind of symptoms; ultrasound is quite diagnostic for stones.
409451 tn?1206900232 I've also been bloated for about 2 months. (Also, my dad has aweful kidney stones) I was referred to urologist, he thinks it's endo, ordered ct scan, but I haven't had it yet...does anyone have any suggestions or similar issues, I'm feeling really lost and confused!!??
Avatar m tn Sand is the precursor to kidney stones usually. Yes, if it sits in the bladder it can be prone to infection .. even on the way out if it is infected it can cause an infection in the bladder or anywhere along the UTI tract. What are your urine tests showing? Are there cyrstals of stones, has an ultrasound or CT scan showed sand? Welcome to MSK ... I see you've posted on Uro too .. they may have some answers there, too, for you.
Monkey Cause of pelvic pain could be due to kidney stones, pelvic infections, urine infections, twisted ovarian cyst or rupture of ovarian cyst, appendicitis or any other referred pain due to other organ infections. Most of them may not show up on ultrasound. So get all these causes evaluated from a gynecologist to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn I had a CT scan in October (which detected kidney stones) I have had two u/s - one in April and one in July to check for stones. (Stones were the only thing seen). I have had two flat panel x-rays (June/July) prior to each lithotripsy to locate stones. (Stones were the only thing seen). All other tests from my physical are normal. I have an appointment with my PCP next week. I am going to mention endometriosis.
Avatar f tn With your symptoms, I would advise you to see a urologist. It does sound like kidney stones, but either way, you need to have this taken care of.
Avatar n tn My 15 year old daughter had a CT scan to check for kidney stones. The doctor told me the results showed stones in both kidneys...more in the right than in the left. Also showed a 4cm by 4cm cyst on the right ovary. She put her on birth control pills for a couple of cycles to see if the cyst goes away. So we are starting month 1 with the birth control pills, and waiting for an ultrasound in a month or two. As for the kidney stones...
Avatar f tn I just underwent 3 procedures for a 6mm stone in my left ureter about a month and a half ago. I have a total of 4 stones in my right kidney a 2mm 1.5 mm 3mm and can not remmember the other size. 2 years ago i had a ct with no stones showing and was told that was uncommon for that many stones to develop so qiuckly when I have never had any before. I am a 30 year old female, and i am sorry but i have more than one question.
Avatar f tn Hello, Kidney stones during pregnancy can cause pain, the chance of a preterm birth and the risk of kidney infection. ESWL is the standrard procedure for a kidney stone but it is not followed in pregnancy. In pregnancy the best approach for a kidney stone is urethral stenting only. The stent is a tube inserted from the bladder to the kidney. It allows the urine to get past the stone, relieving the blockage and relieving the pain.
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 n tn This question doesn't fit well in any of the listed forums, but I think this is my best shot. I am a 34-year-old female with a 15 year history of calcium oxalate kidney stones. I have passed at least 15, and according to a recent CT scan, I have at least 7 more (several in each kidney). For several years I have been fatigued and have had sleep issues, which I attributed to having children who didn't sleep through the night.
Avatar n tn Hello, There are no medicines as such for melting kidney stones but some medications have been used to increase the passage rates of kidney stones. These include calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine and alpha blockers such as tamsulosin. These are available under prescription. But it depends on the size and site of stone. 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.