Kidney stones genetic causes

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Avatar f tn When I got the kidney stones, they can test them or analyze them to see what type they are and what causes them. I believe there are 3 types of stones. My stones are caused from too much calcium in my diet so I am suppose to watch that! They say once you get kidney stones you are prone to them. I know in my family history my dad had kidney stones, then me, my two brothers and my sister ended up getting them. Then my niece and nephew had a bout with them also..
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.
599170 tn?1300977493 I realize others are more comfortable and want to know .. I have had a few CT Scans for kidney stones within the past 5 yrs so I know nothing is out there that doesn't belong, but I really don't want to know my destiny unless there's something out there for more prevention than I'm already doing. Just my 2 cents. Alzheimer's goes the same way with me. I'l pass. But no judgement passed on those who want to know.
Avatar m tn The disease that causes cystine stones runs in families (autosomal recessive) and result from a genetic disorder which causes cystine to leak through the kidneys and into the urine in high concentration. This leads to crystal formation that tend to accumulate into stones. Assessments of cystine excretion, stone analysis are few investigations which may help. Do write to me again with more details. Keep us posted on how he is doing. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn Up to 20% of adults with kidney stones may have medullary sponge kidney; 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.
748728 tn?1277297869 My urine calcium was also elevated but not my serum or PTH,however, I have had issues with kidney stones since I was a teen. Go figure. I never went on thyroid medication and tho I sought help from doctors over the years for the above symptoms, my TSH then shifted into the quote"normal range" or sometime's be a little low, even tho I was terribly symptomatic.
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.
Avatar m tn I have had cysts on my kidneys before, but was told they are harmless. I have no idea what causes them, but I do have chronic kidney stones, and some other health problems.
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 f tn However, she feels that the kidney failure was not caused by anaplasmosis, but that she may have an auto immune or genetic kidney disease that caused this. It's all so surreal. However, today Aly showed more energy and even greeted me at the door when I came home. (Yesterday she was so letharic and seemed disinterested and depressed.). Today she ate some turkey meat and a cup of Acana Wild Prairie Regional Formula. That was extremely encouraging.
2361255 tn?1339611918 As far as Meds for kidney disease goes,Dogs with kidney failure will end up getting ulcers, throughout their digestive tract, and because of the ulcers, the vet will prescribe anti ulcer medications, as well as anti nausea meds. Dogs with kidney disease will also experience a rise in their phosphorus levels, so typically a phosphate binder is given. And when the dog is not drinking, and not staying hydrated enough, then it is time to start administering Sub-Q fluids.
Avatar f tn I know I've flushed out kidney stones. I've figured out that the cause of my kidney stones is high fructose corn syrup in some of my favorite foods like fig bars which I've given up. I would not be surprised if that had something to do with my gall stones.
Avatar f tn Hi Christina. I think the peach stone wouldn't have caused the kidney disease. The stones do contain toxic substances, but in relatively small quantities. The swimming in stagnant water is a possibility, but quite honestly, I think this kidney disease began maybe 2 or 3 years ago, so again it may have adversely affected an already existing condition, but not necessarily caused it.
Avatar n tn Tomatoes and spinach have higher amounts of oxalates and can increase the risk of developing kidney stones. Kidney stones can become serious if not treated adequately at the right time, as they can cause obstruction to urine outflow resulting in kidney damage, injury to the ureters resulting in blood in urine and frequent infections. Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
538697 tn?1218415082 Some individuals are more at risk of developing kidney stones. This could be due to underlying genetic causes, metabolic disorders, or lifestyle habits. It is possible that some changes in your lifestyle could help avoid or reduce the incidence of kidney stones. These include Drinking plenty of fluids - in excess of 2000 ml per day. Increasing intake of natural sources of calcium. Avoiding medications or supplements that increase risk of kidney stones.
4159057 tn?1350426384 It is a disease involving the defective transepithelial transport of cystine and dibasic amino acids in the kidney and intestine, and is one of many causes of kidney stones. If not treated properly, the disease could cause serious damage to the kidneys and surrounding organs, and in some rare cases death. The stones may be identified by a positive nitroprusside cyanide test. The crystals are usually hexagonal, translucent, white.
Avatar m tn High uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) may not cause significant adverse effects in most people however some may develop gout, kidney stones, or kidney failure resulting from high uric acid levels. As kidney function declines and large amounts of proteins are passing into the urine, swelling of the hands, feet, abdomen and face may occur. The stages of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) are mainly based on measured or estimated GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate).
Avatar f tn Im a 32 yo otherwise healthy woman with a history of kidney stones, kidney infections and uti's. Ive had stones since the age of 18 and up until about 4 years ago i would only get them once or twice a year and they were always small enough to pass. At 28 i had my first stone that needed lithotripsy. Since then they've become much more frequent. This last 10 mos it has been at its absolute worst though.
Avatar f tn The investigations required here include blood tests to determine kidney function, an X-ray to check for kidney stones, and an ultrasound to rule out any obvious pathology at the kidney level. If the father has the same condition as well, it is probably genetic and could be due to thin membranes. Ensure that you include vitamins A and C in diet to help strengthen the mucosa and advise your son to take a minimum of 2000 ml of fluids per day.
Avatar m tn If indeed you feel like you have a kidney-stone, yet they scan you reputedly and nothing shows up, they could be of the cystine variety, although if they are, you're joining an elite group as cystine kidney-stones are pretty rare. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) also causes a substantial amount of pain, although a little different than what you've described above.
Avatar f tn It may also be mistaken for urinary tract infection and kidney stones. It presents with urinary incontinence, small urine volume during voiding, urinary frequency and urgency, dribbling urine and loss of sensation of bladder fullness. Aside from complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures such as x-rays of the skull and spine, electroencephalogram (EEG), imaging tests of the bladder and ureters, or IVP.
Avatar f tn Researchers do not know yet what causes MSK. There have been some genetic links, but for the most part, most research that I have read agree it is NOT genetic. Therefore, it is likely your children have it. However, if you want to know for sure, all you have to do is take them to the doctor and have them get a CT scan. The CT scan will allow the DR to make a diagnosis. There are varying degrees of MSK...some people never have any serious symptoms, maybe just a few stones, but nothing major.
Avatar f tn place you would think for a kidney stone (the kidney area, of course!) My dad used to get a lot of kidney stones (he's now on medication that helps his body from producing them) - and most of the time when he got them, he did not have the back pain that a lot of people get with them - his pain would usually be in his stomach.
193609 tn?1292183893 Everything came back normal except his urine showed a substance that causes kidney stones in some people and there was slight damage to the visual neglect area of the brain and it is NO WAY explains his hearing problems! The neurologist at that point told us that there is DEFINATLY something wrong here, but for some reason, none of the tests is telling us what it is. So, my question is, could this be downs syndrome???
Avatar m tn The family history may reveal inherited predispositions to kidney stone disease, sickle cell anemia, von Hippel-Lindau disease, or another genetic disorder associated with hematuria. A thorough physical examination is performed, with emphasis on the urinary tract, abdomen, pelvis, genitals, and rectum. Then a urine analysis can be done. If any thing abnormal then a cystoscopy and IVP can be taken up.
193609 tn?1292183893 Everything came back normal except his urine showed a substance that causes kidney stones in some people and there was slight damage to the visual neglect area of the brain and it is NO WAY explains his hearing problems! The neurologist at that point told us that there is DEFINATLY something wrong here, but for some reason, none of the tests is telling us what it is. So, my question is, could this be downs syndrome???
Avatar n tn maybe it's his kidneys or gall bladder or a genetic condition? What do you all think? Where should we go? Anyone have an experience like this with a child? Thank you for any advice or suggestions!
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 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 They thought it might be appendicitis but then ruled against that. They then diagnosed kidney stones. However the pain never completely went away which made the doctors rethink their diagnosis and then amend it by saying that they did not know the cause. Sometimes I can barely feel it and sometimes it is so bad that I can't stand the pain. With in the past few days the pain in my lower right abdomen has been getting worse. It also feels a little bit different. It is in the lower right abdomen.