Kidney stones mayo clinic

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Avatar m tn As far as I know, these are the only treatments - "Watchful waiting About 85 percent of the time, kidney stones are small enough to pass during urination. This occurs usually within 72 hours of the start of symptoms. The best treatment for these small stones is to drink plenty of water (as much as 2 to 3 quarts per day), stay physically active and wait to pass the stone.
Avatar f tn Now we are going down to Mayo Clinic. 2 months ago, EUS said 2 stones almost stuck together 6 cm in front in the head/neck region of pancreas. After 1 hr. 45 min. ERCP they couldn't retrieve the stones they said I have an alpha loop type duct. They said if I'm still in pain remove part of the pancreas, but, they hope to wait until the duct gets to 6 cm (currently at 3cm), then they will rework the duct work or something (I assume Puestow). I get rechecked in February.
Avatar m tn May I ask, have you found websites that have particularly good information on MSK and stone production in general? I have visited the Mayo Clinic site because I always trust their information but would love any reference sites you may have. Thank you very much!
Avatar n tn I had numerous MRI's and CT Scans and blood tests and urine tests. I even went to the Mayo Clinic, but no one can figure out what it wrong with me. While Mayo, I saw a lot of different doctors and had a ton of blood tests but nothing shows up. I was not having any symptoms while at Mayo. I live in a rural area so the doctors here are not the greatest. Any ideas or suggestions.
Avatar m tn So go figure. Hep C in and of itself can cause kidney problems. Kidney stones can also be caused by high levels of vitamin c, and I believe, by combinations of caffeine and calcium. Some drugs (like topamax) can exacerbate the tendency to form stones.
Avatar f tn Looking for possible stones and see if they were working correctly. Right kidney slightly enlarged working at 40%, but told no sign of stones and maybe she was eating too many carbs and not enough fiber. In addition, plenty of people have worse kidney function and don’t feel pain, so the pain is not her kidney…And since blood pressure is low kidneys are probably not the problem. (I know she is not a high carb eater…but took it anyway.
Avatar f tn I have 2 pains in the front directly under my rib cage about 2-3 inches down from my sternum. CT scan revealed 9 kidney stones all. 7 are 2mm and 2 are 1mm. I'm 5. Ft tall 109 lbs. the only experience I ever had with kidney stones was when I was pregnant. Passed a lot of blood then nothing, little cramping in low back and it was over. This pain has sent me to the ER twice. I was vomiting a lot back in June and lost 16 lbs so they took my gall bladder out.
Avatar n tn I also have kidney stones chronically. I just got a CT scan yesterday, have a 4mm stone in my right kidney. My Dr said this should pass on its own. I once passed 18 stones in a 24 hour period, after lithography. That was awful. Nothing seems to work for me I am 47 and had them since I was a teenager. Seems the older I get the faster they come. My kidneys were clear in June, this is Aug and already have a 4mm stone, and passed a 2 or 3mm stone a couple weeks ago.
758424 tn?1234032069 I have had multiple ultrasounds, multiple abdomon MRI's, no gallstones, no kidney stones, not pregnant, have had 2 full colonoscopies, and a stomach scope. All unable to answer or explain this pain. Dec 2008 I went into the hospital due to sever pain in my right side, fever, vommiting, neausia constantly, unable to eat (go long periods of time). Turned out I had a stomach infection, that spead to my pelvic area.
Avatar m tn Johns Hopkins-East Coast; Mayo Clinic-Central; Mayo Clinic-Scotsdale, AZ and University of Southern California-West Coast. Hope this helps you and you are able to get the answers you need and deserve. As I said, I completely understand. I have been in constant pain for 8 years and the pain is now so severed I have been unable to work for over 3 years.
Avatar f tn Hello Everyone I am somewhat new to this board although I have been lurking for a while and I was coming here for some support. Here is some info about me, I live in Las Vegas, I am a 24 year old mom of 2 boys, ages 4 and 1, and I was diagnosed with MSK 4 years ago after the birth of my first son. The condition is really starting to wear on me and the pain and tiredness is making it EXTREMELY HARD to keep up with a full time job and raising my boys.
Avatar m tn People I know what I am talking about I have had kidney stones/kidney disease since 1965. Your doctor is wrong most kidney stones can be treated: the goal is to stop or slow down the formation of them. This is accomplished through metabolic testing... which many be done by a nephrologist in some parts of the US. Once it is determined what is causing the stones to form and the composition of them..
Avatar f tn From the posted information, I derived that your pain is probably from kidney stones. Passing kidney stones can be extremely painful. It is important to hydrate as much as possible to help flush them out. Once the stones pass through, the pain will resolve and there are usually no permanent damages. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) are used to relieve mild to moderate pain.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm 16 years old and suffering from what I've been told is medullar sponge kidney disease. I have been to countless doctors, including the mayo clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, Children's hospital in St. Louis, and many local hospitals. Every doctor that I've seen has thrown around many ideas of what my disease "could" be, but none of them have ever actually diagnosed me. It started out as a kidney stone two years ago, had gotten better on and off for the past two years.
Avatar m tn I raised their doses back up to the more massive doses and added magnesium and B-6 to their program and no more kidney stones. I think they developed the kidney stones because they were not taking enough vitamin C." Why did Linus Pauling die from cancer if he took all that vitamin C? Linus Pauling, PhD, megadose vitamin C advocate, died in 1994 from prostate cancer. Mayo Clinic cancer researcher Charles G. Moertel, M.D.
Avatar n tn You should definately talk to some of the doctors at the Mayo Clinic if stones are being produced and possibly have an CT scan done to estimate actual stones and growths.... sorry no case there... I actually had a surgery done where I was in the hospital in critical for 9 days which the surgery only told me of an over-nighter. The doctor never informed me of lung collapse and I had two chest tubes in. THE MOST painful thing I ever when through. Email me if you want to talk.
Avatar f tn Things were fine for abt 10 days, then nausea, terrible lower GI cramps and watery green diarrhea began. The next day, the flank pain recurred, and although just like previous kidney stones, the pain was VERY intermittent. This is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from prior attacks. Finally, I went to the ER for pain mgmnt. CT showed NO STONES. Normal CBC. No fever. They sent me home, still groggy from morphine, 2 nites ago, saying "there's nothing seriously wrong.
Avatar m tn The below are the most common causes of the pain according to the Mayo clinic.. It is said that just thinking of having testicle pain can cause the pain.
Avatar f tn tanns- ty for sharing your experience with Mayo if or when I go it would be to the Mayo clinic in rochester minnesota
Avatar f tn All pretty minor annoyances in retrospect to many conditions..ovarian cysts, gallstones,,kidney stones, kidney infections, gastrointestinal issues, About 2 years ago, I began having crazy bad pain in my right side. I was hospitalized because my right kidney was swollen and a couple of stones. They found that there was a section of my ureter tube that was fused together, or dead or something, causing a kink in the ureter..had an exploratory to find the cause of the kink.
Avatar n tn I had a duodenal switch with bypass surgery about 4 years ago and have had kidney stones since. During a diagnostic image for stones, a nodule was noticed on my Right lung. 6 months later 5 more were found all under 1CM all calcified and the pulmonary clinic I saw indicated to me that they were not concerned at this point. I have read that SPN is 40-50% likely to be cancer and now I have MPN and some pain in my affected lung. TB testing is negative.
Avatar m tn At the same web address, there is a menu that will take you to the symptoms and treatments, too. The Mayo Clinic is a respected hospital that has many branches throughout the United States, but if you contact them via their website or by telephoning, they may be able to refer you to a hospital in the Ukraine or Europe that you could perhaps visit and get quality treatment.
Avatar n tn Since that time she has been treated for endometriosis, kidney stones and now this false tumor. While hospitialized, a lumbar puncture was done and medication given to her. However the lumbar puncture caused her vein to collapse so they took it out. Next, they did a procedure where they snaked a a type of flexible wire through her artery in up her arm to send medication directly through the artery, past the heart. That was taken out two days ago because they couldn't figure out what to do.
Avatar n tn We have tried everything short of taking the darn thing out. (Which I am told by my nephrologist at the Mayo Clinic is a horrible idea. He said that not only is that a life threatening operation, of which it could put extra pressure and tension on the other kidney who still has MSK, but it could give me the "phantom pains" associated with a missing limb.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm 16 years old and suffering from what I've been told is medullar sponge kidney disease. I have been to countless doctors, including the mayo clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, Children's hospital in St. Louis, and many local hospitals. Every doctor that I've seen has thrown around many ideas of what my disease "could" be, but none of them have ever actually diagnosed me. It started out as a kidney stone two years ago, had gotten better on and off for the past two years.
Avatar n tn I have been in constant pain since I had a stent place for kidney stones 2 years ago. My doctor decided scar tissue was causing the pain and said if I left the stent in for 4 weeks it would decrease the chance of scar tissue forming again. Since this stent was placed I have been in constant pain. From my upper back, around to my side and down to my groin area and even in my leg. At times it hurts to breath.
Avatar n tn Angina (reduced blood flow to the heart) Cancer Diverticulitis Empyema (infection of the lining around the lungs) Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) Fecal impaction (hardened stool that can't be eliminated) Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) Heart attack Hiatal hernia Injury Kidney infection Kidney stones Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) Pneumonia Pulmonary infarction (loss of blood flow to the lungs) Pyloric stenosis
Avatar n tn Right when I got home from the hospital and 6 months of rehabilitation I started developing bladder stones and had a foly catheter in that would plug up all the time, so my Uroligist put in a S/P tube that kept plugging up even if I use irrigation up to 5 times daily and I had continual infections so in 1987 he performed a loop and that seemed to work for awhile, but now I have kidney stones that just keep forming.
1310633 tn?1430227691 Hopefully, ONE of you has some insight or experience or knows someone that knows someone that knows someone, and can help me with the question I'm about to ask... After years and years of countless thousands of kidney-stones, 100's of procedures (both invasive & non), many thousands of CT's, X-Rays, KUB's, Nuclear-Medicine Tests, etc, etc... my urologist has finally stepped up and offered me a left-side Nephrectomy (kidney removal).
378725 tn?1200688402 Primary hyperparathyroidism removes the calcium from your teeth and bones and deposits the calcium in your kidneys (kidney stones), bladder, blood vessels, muscles, and body organs. The doctors at Mayo Clinic tested my hydroxyapatite crystals, which are clinically elevated, but did not do anything with the results. My mother and grandmother had these same problems, which doctors can only prescribe pain medicine.