Kidney stones questions and answers

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4487519 tn?1355340912 do I need to do anything else for my 1 kidney? Why was the pain on my left side when I had the 1st kidney stones if my kidney is non existant? I am so tired anymore and having pain from my other stones now on the right side. please help should I be worried?
Avatar m tn Most of us on the MSK community have this condition which produces stones as you describe, but only an IVP w/contrast x ray test and sometimes a CT Scan can pick this anomoly up but it answers the questions of why the constant stones. Feel free to stop by. Do either of you know what type of stones you make? Most with MSK are calcium oxalate .. that is what mine are.
Avatar f tn No i don't have any other pain conditions. Just stones and kidney infections as a result of the stones. I take antibiotics about 2 weeks out of every month to keep the constant infections at bay which i can't imagine is good. Im assuming he refferred me to the pain mgmt dr because he's afraid of prescribing pain meds on such a regular basis. I can understand it but its still not easy for me because I'm uninsured and can't really afford to add another dr to the mix.
362387 tn?1207277719 Very irritable and unhappy. The doctor is an *** and I can't stand him. My pysch doc is no help either. I just feel so lost in life. I'm very stressed. My husband is no help when he's at home and stresses me out when he is on the road. I just don't know what to do sometimes. I'm even having these feelings of post partum depression. Like I want nothing to do with the baby and when I have to i get very irritated sometimes. I DON'T like it. I'm not like that I LOVE my baby.
Avatar n tn i was perscribed vicodin for kidney stones i have to know what kinds of things and effects could be caused to the baby????
Avatar f tn Hello, I have had 2 kidney stones on L side in Feb and then again in March of this year. I had lithotripsy in March but have had pain remain on L side. It is a burning, pinching that does not go away. Saw my urologist who ordered KUB Xray this past Wed and nurse told me I have ether new kidney stones or fragments that remain in L kidney. The fragment analysis shows that the stone fragments are 95% Weddellite and 5% Whewellite.
393165 tn?1420764045 When is it a good idea to start taking a multi vitamin again as Im also a little anaemic too??? Sorry for all the questions guys, but will value all opinions and answers in advance. PS I had helicopacer pylori years ago and the doctor thinks I may have it again, awaiting the results. The doctor also says I had a very bad gastric infection as well.
Avatar m tn took two CT scans in a row, a regular one and one with contrast, and didn't see any stones. I was sent home with pain meds; however, a day and a half later I had excruciating pain and went back in. This time the dr. did a ultra sound and there was a stone at the uterovesical junction, on my right side. The stone was 4 mm. Also of note is that I have a duplicate ureter system on the right side.
1444601 tn?1305305623 He says I do not have MSK but I am a stone former an have several stones in both kidney. Largest stones 3 in left kidney measure of 5mm an growing. I have several small stones in both measuring under 2mm. The last IVP indicates no obstruction an no change in hydronephrosis. I have a lot of pain on my right side. The IVP indicates I have two 90 degree bends in my ureter an my kidney drains but a lot slower than my left.
Avatar f tn Stories like this make me so mad!! As for what can help you, I dont know..ive never had kidney stones but my mom and brother have and nothing helped them when they were in the worst of it either. The only thing i can suggest to you is this... can you get them removed /crushed via ultrasonic waves? I think they call it lithotripsy (sp?). THats what my mom had done..she sat in a hottub and ultrasonic waves thru the water shattered her stones.
Avatar m tn I actually had blood in my urine. The CT Scan found 2 kidney stones both approximately 2mm in size. One is in my ureter and the other still in my left kidney. Still haven't passed them yet. The ER Doctor saw a mass approximately 1 CM in my right kidney while reading the CT Scan. Although I don't have pain in the right side he was concerned and told me to see my PCP ASAP with the results. My test readings came up normal (White blood cell count/blood sugar level/ect...
Avatar f tn MSK has the tubulars which flare and thus creates problems with stones and other symptoms. Some are 100% asymptomatic with MSK and that's why the #'s aren't true indicators of who really has it .. if you don't have symptoms its likely you'll never know you have it. One thing that comes to mind is the nerve endings in the kidneys since the accidental knick. Maybe research RSD - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
Avatar f tn I was always told how uncommon it was for a girl my age (first stones were at age 19,I am now 27) to have kidney stones and also plus because I am a woman and women don't tend to get them. I was never ever offered any help even after asking for advice from many doctors on what should I do?? I have had kidney stones at least 3-4 Times a year. But this past month I have passed 10 stones so far and counting. Each time at the ER I am prescribed pain meds and anti nausea pills and sent home.
456645 tn?1208679571 That is the more common signs and symptoms are flank pain, blood in the urine, formation of kidney stones and repeated urinary tract infections. In your case, is this a confirmed case of nephroptosis ? What examinations were done to establish the diagnosis? Do you have other associated symptoms?
Avatar n tn I do hope you will join, ask questions and read the posts already there too and they may answers a lot of you questions!
Avatar f tn I have had crohns for 17 years and just been diagnosed with kidney problems, so awaiting futher tests and been referred to speaclist, I am worried and suffer with stress anyway so i,m really pulling my hair out . I hope you get answers soon and soon be on the mend !!
Avatar f tn I was always told how uncommon it was for a girl my age (first stones were at age 19,I am now 27) to have kidney stones and also plus because I am a woman and women don't tend to get them. I was never ever offered any help even after asking for advice from many doctors on what should I do?? I have had kidney stones at least 3-4 Times a year. But this past month I have passed 10 stones so far and counting. Each time at the ER I am prescribed pain meds and anti nausea pills and sent home.
Avatar n tn For me, it is the mental stuff right now as I have chronic stones and I keep thinking what if I have one and have nothing. I cannot think that way right now. To clarify I was on them prior to this hospitilization but was off for a week then ended up in the hospital with another one -- so I am hoping the 7 days cleansed my body enough to prepare for this time! It is so helpful for people to post -- thank you!
Avatar n tn Thank you for your answer and time; below are the answers to your questions: If the 10.4 Ca was before HCTZ (a med known to increase serum Ca as it decreases Urine Ca) then you may have primary HyperPTH but would like to see more testing to be conclusive. The thyroid tests are normal - this is not likely the cause of your symptoms. What was the Vit D level? Is there a family history or personal history of kidney stones (ie the high urine Ca). 1)The 10.
Avatar n tn I had constant BV, UTI's (which were always really kidney infections too), and indifferent and negligent doctors who just prescribed me whatever they where prescribing at the time for UTI's. They did this without ever seeing what bacteria and what antibiotic the infection was susceptible to, and more than that, in chronic cases no thought was given to the underlying cause of re-infection.
757137 tn?1347200053 Magnesium will get rid of kidney stones, and cranberry juice will prevent them.
Avatar f tn My daughter has a history of kidney stones. She had them at 10 yrs old, and now has them again at 16. She has 1 definite 3mm kidney stone in the right kidney, and another possible stone forming in the right kidney. When we went through this before I remember it took a lot of of eliminating other possibilities before it was correctly diagnosed. She also didn't follow the "exact" symptom list. Over the past few days she has started experiencing some of the same symptoms.
Avatar m tn I hope you don't mind my questions but your answers will better help me understand the causes for YOUR pain, Shelly
Avatar f tn Are there any tests that can be run to give us a definitive diagnosis? We both suffer back and flank pain that comes and goes and many times I have a hard time urinating with very little output. Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn I have had a KUB that has detected approximately 8 stones in my left kidney and 14 stones in my right. I even had lithotripsy on a 7 mm stone on the left. I continue to have the pain on the right. My doctor says that I should not be having this pain because none of the stones are big enough (all 3-5 mm) to block anything. However, still the pain. He has prescribed Vicodin, which helps a little, but I am beginning to feel a little like a druggie.
Avatar n tn I started having pain in my lower back about 6 months ago and when fevers and fatigue followed I went to the doctor. I was check for kidney infection, then stones, then diverticulos and/or chrones and finally found out about the cyst. Well I am in the hosp. going over the discharge papers with the nurse and she says the surgical procedure performed was removal of the RIGHT ovary and fallopian tube! I say no it wasn't!
Avatar f tn Have you had an IVP test? This is an x-ray with contrast, and is the best test for kidney stones.
Avatar m tn Also, an overload of blood calcium (hypercalcemia) can create symptoms like this along with hypertension, kidney stones, joint pain, and gut problems...
230262 tn?1316649534 If I get pain meds for back problems from my pain clinic and then go to me Primary Dr to get pain meds for my kidney stones then I am breaking the rules. I have kidney stones every month and get 4 back injections a year (from back surgery) and now I don't take any pain meds for any of it because they made my life unmanageable. I just take the pain now, pain won't kill me but overuse of meds will.