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Avatar n tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
895634 tn?1283992810 Kidney stone often is hereditary so you should ask if any relatives also had kidney stones. Taking pain killers for the pain is not the proper treatment for kidney stones. Taking a pain killer to avoid the pain is not good medicine. It is masking the underlying condition which can be a serious one. A hepatologist is not an expert in kidney disease. They should refer you to a Urologist. A Urologist specializes in diseases and conditions of the kidneys and urinary track.
Avatar m tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Since ESWL was not successful, the other two treatment options can be considered. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn As far as I know, these are the only treatments - http://www.mayoclinic.org/kidney-stones/treatment.htm "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 n tn It does not get rid of the kidney stone. The kidney stone will cause you problems with urinary infections as it moves, or travels down. This is because it scratches as it moves and then when bacteria enters the wounds, infection sets in. You will know when the stone is moving because you will feel discomfort or pain in one or the two kidneys (depends where the stone is). You may also experience what is called renal colic which is wind like pain in your belly.
Avatar n tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately for me, I'm not a candidate for ESWL's as my stones are too hard. I have cystinuria and make cystine stones. About the only way to get my stones out is for me to either pass them, or have them removed via PCNL or a laser-cystoscopy. Doctors THINK that inter-kidney stones don't hurt and shouldn't cause pain, but they do. Not sure why no doctors have done more research into this, but until they do, it's pain medication for those of us that suffer through this.
Avatar f tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. Then you can go in for hysterectomy uterus also. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn I do find that if I eat too much peanut butter, I start to feel uncomfortable in my kidney area. Once you have had kidney stones (apart from the Cystine ones which are hereditary) you will be prone to getting them again. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and especially water. 2 litres of water a day is usually recommended, but your urologist may have advised you to drink a different amount, may be much more up to 3 litres. Follow his advice.
Avatar n tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. Treatment modes include oral medicines, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Please discuss these treatment options with your urologist. Also take less calcium and oxalate rich foods and supplements like dairy products, colas, chocolate, peanuts, leafy vegetables, and tea. I hope it helps.
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 f tn I'm not a doctor, but like you, I have lots of experience with kidney-stones (of the Cystine variety). Since the age of 18, I've passed many 1,000's of stones and had many 100's of cystoscopy's, PCNL's, ureteral dilations, etc, etc (the list goes on). I feel your pain Brother. Go and get a second opinion. Just a thought, but get them to do a CT while 'standing'.
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.
Avatar f tn The radiologist will really have to know what they're looking for in order to even detect them, and if they have no experience with Cystine stones, they'll miss them all together. If his stones are Cystine, he's joining a very elite group indeed. Less that 1% of all kidney-stone cases are Cystine. Unfortunately, there's not a lot out there to stop them from forming, but I don't want to alarm you prior to you actually finding out what kind of stones they are.
Avatar n tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn _ Dear AJ, The goals of treating kidney stones are to relieve pain, remove the stone, preserve kidney function and prevent recurrence of stones. The majority of calculi less than 4 to 5 mm in size pass spontaneously. Obstruction from a stone, whether partial or complete, causes a progressive decrease in renal function. Detectable renal damage usually does not occur in previously normal kidneys until complete obstruction has been present for over 4 weeks or more.
Avatar m tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. For the echogenic mass, further investigations like kidney function tests and CT kidney, urinary bladder should be done.
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 calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy but it depends on the size of the stone.
Avatar n tn I appreciate your post and all the info..I didn't give my whole history of kidney stones but...they are calcium stones, and I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide and a citric acid suppliment...I have done a 24 hr urine collection and done all i can do....the prevention methods haven't seemed to help. even have tried taking uriflow...actually that's when my most recent problem started.. a 4 mm stone got lodged in my ureter...don't worry i'm still taking the uriflow though...
Avatar m tn I have a chronic condition (Cystinuria) and make kidney-stones like nobody's business, and what you describe above sounds a lot like kidney-stone pain. However, cystine kidney-stones won't show up on an MRI, a KUB and take a trained-eye to see on a CT. 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.
Avatar m tn Rushed to ER, where a CT scan was done. 3 stones were detected - one in ureter, and 2 in kidney. Doctor could not reach the stone so he ended up putting the stent and asked me to drink water (he predicted stones to be uric acid stones). Then I went for ultrasound every 10 days. 1st ultrasound said I have only 2 stones remaining. 2nd ultrasound said I had 1 stone of 6mm remaining. 3rd ultrasound said I had 1 stone of 8mm.
Avatar f tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn cystine (this is hereditory), struvite, calcium and uric. Mine was identified as a calcium stone and I was told to avoid all dairy products as well as some veg and fruit. Also kidney stones can form from becoming dehydrated and from frequent infections. You have definitely had or still have a urinary infection. In which case you may benefit from a course of antibiotics. A urine sample sent to the lab can identify the bacteria to see which antibiotic will kill it off.
Avatar f tn There are 4 different types of kidney stones and it would have been useful if you had one of your stones analysed to see what it is made of. Cystine stones are hereditary. You should avoiding getting dehydrated because this can lead to stone formation. Depending on which type of stones you have, you may also need to cut out certain foods which are peanuts and other foods.
1310633 tn?1430227691 These renal cysts came about as a result of repeated kidney procedures to remove cystine kidney stones. I have had in the order of 150 laser cystoscopy's as well as 9 PCNL's (Percutaneous Nephro Lithotripsy), all on my left side. My kidney stone problem began when I was 19 y/o and persists to this day (I'm now 38). I recently underwent a laparoscopic renal cyst-decortication to remove the 2 largest clusters of cysts, but many cysts remain.
Avatar f tn Cysteine supplements must be taken with vitamin C to prevent cysteine being converted to cystine, which may form kidney or bladder stones. People with kidney or liver disease should consult their doctor before taking supplementary cysteine. It is always important for people to investigate what they are taking... I always appreciate any and all advice and for example drink cranberry juice daily. Please though check with your doctor before you take anything...
Avatar f tn I applaud your efforts to seek assistance from this message-board. I suffer from both PKD and chronic kidney-stones (of the cystine variety). I have a verified case of Cystinuria... lucky me. So, not only an incurable PKD case, but an incurable Cystinuria case. I feel your pain in that area, but unfortunately cannot relate to the other things of which you spoke.