Kidney stones symptoms md

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Avatar n tn I am not aware of kidney stones leading to such prolonged symptoms your father is experiencing, nor is Levaquin commonly associated with such symptoms. The upper endoscopy normally is a pretty comprehensive test, and if the results are non-revealing, you can consider a 24-hr pH study or motility study to exclude GERD or an esophageal motility disorder respectively. If the symptoms continue, I would recommend the second GI referral, preferably at a major academic medical center.
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 n tn 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. I realized that sleep was an issue when they began sleeping through and I could not make it more than 4-5 hours.
Avatar m tn Also our health pages have lot of info: Please keep in touch . .I had a terrible episode this spring .. I can feel your pain.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Kidney stones should be added to the list of health problems linked with hormone pill use after menopause, according to an analysis of landmark government research that first raised alarms about the products.

 Among more than 24,000 postmenopausal women taking either hormones or dummy pills, those using hormones were 21 percent more likely to develop kidney stones over about five years.
Avatar n tn This leads to a high calcium level, which may predispose you to kidney stones. Regarding the GI tumors, the most common cause of symptoms is the Zollinger-Ellison (gastrinoma) syndrome. About 40 percent of patients with MEN-1 have either the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or asymptomatic elevation in serum gastrin concentrations. I would approach your physician with the possibility of this syndrome and make the appropriate referrals - an endocrinologist would be a good start.
278016 tn?1220194704 I have been having multiple health problems for four years shortly after having mono, and kidney stones which were a year and a half apart. Focusing on the kidneys they are constantly sore. When I eat certain foods, especially salty foods, i urinate even more frequently, and leak urine. I have been to a urologist and my bladder is perfectly healthy.
Avatar f tn I am a poor water drinker which contributes to the formation of most kidney stones. I suggest that you have your stones analysed if you have not done that. I was told by 2 urologists that there is nothing that I can take or do that will change my situation. Both urologist told me the same as what yours said, my chronic back pain was not related to kidney stones. They were correct and I was diagnosed with other issues that was the cause of most of my chronic low back pain.
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.
Avatar f tn I have a damaged kidney from years ago, and when I get dehydrated, I get little tiny kidney stones that it takes a while to clear. Again, mine is an usual situation, but I did get some small kidney stones while on Diflucan (a rather high dose for several months, which is unusual) and it has taken a while for them to clear. So I think most people would not get that problem, and it's because of my damaged kidney.
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.
788075 tn?1366516912 It sounds like you have kidney stones, especially with the low back pain (I had similar symptoms and a small stone eventually showed up on ultrasound), but that would not rule out an STD. You probably don't have NAAT available in Iraq but you also probably have access to antibiotics without having to go to a doctor. I would ask a doctor for a shot of ceftriaxone, 2g of azithromycin and a 10 day course of doxycycline.
Avatar n tn I'm 30 years of age and was just to the doctor (MD Internal Medicine) with symptoms of a bladder infection (painful urination, frequent urges, chills) which I'm familiar with, only this time I had some spotting and very bad lower back pains, and a possible fever the one day, but none since...thus the reason I went to the doctor. Like an idiot I took 2 tylenol before going to the doctor, so I was feeling better while I was there.
Avatar n tn I don't know where to turn... I have passed numerous kidney stones in the past ten years...two just this summer alone. And there are more in the kidneys, as noted by my most recent CT scan. I have had fluctuating blood pressure. My current serum calcium is normal, though in the past it has been at the "high end of normal". My PTH has measured normal (currently 20.6 on a scale of 12-65 pg/mL). My IONIZED calcium is moderately high, (currently 5.52 on a scale of 4.65-5.30 mg/dL).
Avatar n tn Posted By HFHA M.D.-MS on July 10, 1998 at 10:54:33: In Reply to: Kidney Stones??? or Kidney problems? posted by Mark on June 22, 1998 at 19:11:47: Background.... I had a kidney stone removed seven years ago after sitting in the hospital for three days.I have had similar pains as in the past, which I relayed to my doctor, which he said I had small stones passing. Well, after about a dozen or more (stones) symptoms, I am wondering if there is something else I (they) have overlooked.
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 Improves with lying flat” (Kidney stones?) 2002 Anterior compression fractures, increased thoracic kyphosis, cervical hyper lordosis, etc. 2003 Heart Bundle Branch Block Calcium 9.0 Potassium (L) 3.4, Chloride (H) 108 2004 Calcium 10.3 TSH 2.57 2004: Antidepressants. Don't work 2005 Begin Ritalin for concentration problems. Jan-Mar 2006. 'Event' with rapid weight loss, increased body temperature, high blood pressure, sweating, polyuria, rapid heart rate of 140+ , etc.
Avatar f tn I have an 18-year history with kidney stones with about 2 dozen episodes. The symptoms did not match the typical kidney stones, so I thought it was an infection that anti-biotics would cure. Still I drank lots of water trying to flush the system. My stream was getting gradually getting weaker with each urination. Finally, just after midnight, the stream was at a trickle, I could not sit there all night, so I gave a good push. Like a champagne cork, 2 stones shot out.
140029 tn?1393301742 You have had a pretty comprehensive evaluation for your symptoms, including both a lower and upper endoscopy. This would rule out many of the major GI disorders that can lead to your symptoms (i.e. infection, masses, ulcers, etc.). The ultrasound is an appropriate evaluate of the liver and gallbladder. I agree with the HIDA scan to evaluate gallbladder function. I would also consider a CT scan to further evaluate for any organ dysfunction.
Avatar m tn I am 40 y/o, non smoker but both parents smoked in our home growing up, 3 months ago after having a CT of my pelvis for frequent (continual) UTI's and kidney stones my urologist found I have 2 "nodules" in my right lobe. One that is 6-7mm and one that is 5-6mm.
Avatar n tn Stones in the urinary tract are completely different. These stones are found in the kidney where they form and can cause symptoms when the stone "passes" by moving down the ureter, the muscular tubelike structure that connects the kidney to the bladder.
Avatar n tn Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of the symptoms you describe. 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.
Avatar n tn I'm 26 years old, female. Family history of gallbladder disease without stones includes father, both grandmothers. GI prescribes reglan, prilosec - no relief. GI then sends me to a surgeon for laparoscopic cholocystectomy with a liver biopsy. Surgeon agrees and schedules. Insurance stops surgery, says they won't pay if no stones or significant physical disfunction are found at time of surgery. Have gotten third opinion that says to do cholocystectomy. Should I risk the surgery?
771496 tn?1290241745 Oh and I seem to be having what feels like pain in my left kidney. (I have a history of kidney stones and past stent placement in that kidney) I don't know if this pain is related. My whole abdomen seems irritated the past 24 hours after a real bad episode of all that. Does it sound like I would be a candidate for having the gallbladder removed?
Avatar n tn Before mono I had kidney stones twice at age 18 and 20..none since. I have chronic constipation and go to the bathroom about 1 time a week. The more constipated I am the worse my bladder symptoms are as well. I have been to a neurologist who ruled out ms. I have been to physical therapy twice, which helped a little.....but got worse again when done. I have seen a internist who checked me for diabeties insipidus which I did not have.
Avatar n tn I mean, how likely is that disease given my predisposition because I smoke? Or could this be common symptoms of gall stones? I know you will say go see a doctor, but without medical insurance, well, you know. The ER is the only option I have and I would probably want to help them pinpoint the problem as much as I can. I have three children to raise on my own -- I definitely need to be well here. Any light you can shed would be most appreciated, please and thank you.
Avatar n tn A cystoscopy would be a comprehensive procedure to evaluate the bladder and urethra, however given your son's age, I think that the yield would be low. Infection, trauma, exercise, kidney disease as well as unexplained causes are all potential etiologies. If the cystoscopy is negative, I would suggest a kidney ultrasound for further evaluation.
Avatar n tn Beyond the possibilities that you have mentioned, without the advantage of being able to examine you and do some lab tests, the only other thing that does come to mind is that occasionally kidney stones can present with the sort of symptoms you describe. This might be worth at least discussing with your doctor. Sorry I don't have more to offer. You'll need to continue to work through this with your doctor. Good luck..
Avatar n tn Would that present the same symptoms as a kidney stone? I have had confirmed kidney stones in the past and this feels the same. Tomorrow I am supposed to get an x-ray of my spine. Any suggestions?????
Avatar f tn Oh and I have been having a constant pain in my lower right back. That is what started this whole thing. r/o kidney stones. I have increased my bromocriptin to 5mg at night. This will be my third day. Thanks for any info.