Kidney stones treatment answers

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Avatar m tn I am a 37 year old man. I had Kidney stones in 2002 which was treated by the laser treatment. Again this year in 2010, I had the same problem and was again treated by the same method. The analysis of the stone was found to be due to calcium. My job demands that I remain fit all the time due to lack of medical help. I do drink about 2 liters of water per day some times accompanied with lemon.
1028300 tn?1252093974 I have kidney stones and will have to have a stint put in and changed every month. The Dr. said that I could have Kidney failure or contractions if I don't have the stint put in, but I've heard the stint is very painful, sometimes more painful than just having the kidney stone! He sent me home with phenegran and demerol, and said this would not hurt the baby. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about kidney stones while pregnant?
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.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with kidney stones at age 33 (I'm not 35) and had 16 stones over 3mm in both kidneys. After ending up in the ER thinking I was dying, I was sent home with a diagnosis of prostatitis (looking back I had tell-tale kidney stone symptoms!). Imagine an ER doc telling you he has to check your prostate when you are in excruciating kidney stone pain!
Avatar m tn The bottom line is this, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, I HAVE LOST COUNT OF THE MSKERS I HAVE TALKED TO WITH CHRONIC PAIN EVEN IF THERE IS NO STONE IN THE URETER ONLY IN THE KIDNEY. There are several treatment options listed on the Health page on this site as well! Hope this helps, let me know if you need more info!
Avatar n tn 8 months ago I went to the ER for ongoing flu-like conditions. I was told I was Flu-negative, I had a CT and they said I have Kidney stones that are up high and might never bother me. My kidneys didn't hurt. Early last April 10 my right back/flank started to hurt at various pain levels. I thought I was passing the stones but went to the ER on APR 18. Another CT was done. They said the stones are in the same place and they can't figure out what the problem is.
Avatar m tn This signifies any underlying medical conditions which needs investigations to confirm. Most often it is related to urinary tract problems like kidney stones, inflammation of urinary tract, prostate enlargement, renal vein thrombosis, certain kidney tumors and polycystic kidney disease, blood coagulation disorders and anticoagulants. Diagnostic tests that may be performed include Urinalysis, Urine culture, X-rays of the kidneys, Cystoscopy, IVP, Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan of the abdomen.
Avatar f tn Also, the doctors have said they are not entirely sure that my pain is kidney stones. The pain is a burning, stabbing pain that goes down my right backside and to my lower stomach on the right side. The stones are calcium-oxalate and are usually small. In the past six months, I have been passing a steady amount of "gravel" in my urine, which is basically small stones. Therefore, I am in pain all of the time.
Avatar n tn they have to take leave to send me to hospital, they have to use their money for treatment that was exceed my insurance allowance. i can say, from the passing kidney stones until the removal of stent, i was suffer so much!
Avatar m tn It was found that my stone was calcium based and I was told to avoid all dairy products as well as some fruit and veg. There are 4 different types of kidney stones. Unfortunately, once you have had kidney stones the chances of getting another one are much higher.
Avatar n tn The big dilema is that I've had a kidney transplant about 12 years now and I don't want to jeopardize my kidney for HEP C treatment if I don't need to. Can anyone lead me in the right direction as to where I can look up similiar cases. My doctor wants to treat but with lower doses. PLEASE HELP!!!
Avatar f tn i am a 31 year old male healthy dont smoke dont drink exercise daily love to do thing i have had near 30 kidney stones from the time i have been 18 close to 20 surgeries for stones on both sides but over the last year chronic pain on left side feels almost as if someone has fingers under rib cage and pulling constantly trmendous pain constantly to the point of tears pain worsens when riding in a car or laying down anyone have any ideas???
635114 tn?1222710503 The ER doctor then did a cat scan to search for kidney stones. He found no kidney stones but did say my atrophic kidney is completely shrived and did not think it was functioning. According to llab results my gfr has decreased by 10% in a year's time. As soon as they did not see infection or kidney stones I was quickly booted out. I reviewed my urinalysis and blood work results when I got home. My ph is 6 and chloride is high at 107.
Avatar f tn Kidney ultrasound scan. When you have got all these results,we can evaluate and decide if a kidney biopsy and treatment will be needed. It's shocking how many people have kidney diseases/ glomerulonephritis without knowing until their kidney functions start decreasing. In the country where I came from originally - china, routine urinalysis is checked among all ages every year.
Avatar f tn Also, I do not believe I have Kidney stones as the flank pain is the only pain I have. My kingdom for anyone who can figure out what 2 ER's could not.
Avatar m tn Most days it still feels like my kidney is still there and hurts exactly like it did when I had kidney infections or kidney stones. When I had my surgery they cut me from back ribcage to the front below my bladder so there is a lot of nerves that were severed during the surgery. Most of the time if feels like my kidney is huge and taking up too much space inside and under my ribcage, so the pain is not just right in the nerve endings.
757137 tn?1347200053 Magnesium will get rid of kidney stones, and cranberry juice will prevent them.
Avatar n tn Hi, Was a urinalysis and urine culture done? Was any other diagnostic exam done? Urinary stones, an underlying obstruction, history of surgery or instrumentation , and diabetes to name a few may cause some recurrent urinary tract infections .Have these been ruled out? Do keep us posted for your answers.
Avatar f tn If you also suffer with reoccurring kidney pain whether you are passing stones or not...please respond as I am relieved to know I am not the only one. Beginning to think that I would never find someone that can identify with me. I would like to exchange information with another woman that has been experincing similiar symptoms. Thanks for your time in advance.
Avatar f tn I would suggest you seek a nephrologist or urologist at the nearest university medical center that specializes in kidney stones for further evaluation.
Avatar n tn Last year EWSL was attempted 3X to remove small, stubborn stones in my right kidney. Stones were not blocking the ureter but were causing pain for months. After 3rd attempt at EWSL it was decided to try laser treatment cystoscopically. This was "partially" successful. Some of the stones were removed, some he was not able to reach. I was left with a stint which came out before I made it home from the hospital.
492869 tn?1285022533 -( I should think the fact that my kidneys are concentrating stuff so much that it has the opportunity to turn to ROCK is pretty good evidence that it needs a WEE bit more dilution, LOL. So yes, by all means, I WANT THE TUBES. Hehehe.
Avatar n tn She is has already been operated on the kidney for her kidney stones when she was 8yrs old( she has weak kidney) and also a sinus problem. I need some help to understand if at all there is any alternative medicine without giving her chemo.
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 f tn I wish you the best of luck, kidney stones are no fun and getting answers from doctors can be the worst part!
Avatar f tn I also went from one or two a year for years to many stones a month. Urocit K and water have not helped me . I have no answers. I lam going to ask about seeing an endocrinologist to see if they can control the stone production more. I will keep you posted on what they say.
Avatar n tn I am a multiple stone former made 40 stones in the last 8 years. I lost the right kidney to Uj obstruction and chronic pylo. It made about 36 stones before the nephrectony. I have 2/3 functions left on the left kidney and have made four stones, and have lots of pylo infections. All metabolic work ups were normal except an elevate hypercalurea. I also have had GI surgery for a servered duoduem and a gastrojujuemostomy from a car accident twenty years ago.
Avatar f tn Then Shortly after I had to cysts pop up on right ovary and a few on my kidneys. Then a month later kidney stones. I seen specialist after specialist. Finally a OBGN decided to operate, she found massive amounts of scar tissue from my appendix erupting when I was two. During the surgery my bowel was cut and I was hospiliazed for a week. Four days out of surgery my stomach opened up and I had to have a nurse come into my home daily to check my vitals and pack it.
Avatar n tn Within the last two years she has been diagnosed with kidney stones, anemia, pancreatitis, hypokalemia, mixed connective tissue disease, asthma, raynauds disease, mono, bronchitis, pleurisy, pericarditis, chostochondritis, uti's, kidney infections...She has had a fever for weeks...The drs say her potassium is dangerously low and they've given her multiple IV's with potassium, but it hasn't helped make any improvements.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from chronic kidney stones for 19 years, multiple stones, multiple sizes in both kidneys. I hae not been stone free anytime since the first one passed in 1991. I hve had over 200 + stone related surgeries, everyone of them. I made 50 new stones from Nov. to Jan, this year. I am on my 3rd surgery since september now and awaiting another one due to an 8 mm stone.