Kidney stones treatment diagnosis

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Avatar m tn Hello, Since the kindey stone is 7 mm, so the symptoms seem unrelated to the kidney stones. Since you are having pedal or leg edema, hence your cardiac, liver and kidney functions need to be assessed for which I suggest you to consult a physician immediately. Abdominal causes like irritable bowel syndrome can also cause such symptoms. Common symptoms include abdominal cramping or pain, bloating and gassiness, and altered bowel habits(alternate constipation and loose stools).
Avatar n tn When they found the staghorn in your kidney, what was the treatment? Why did it get so bad that your kidney had to be removed? I guess my question is what happened from age 43 to 45 as far as treating the condition when they found the staghorn? Thanks so much for your comments...they are very helpful!
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 f tn I just underwent 3 procedures for a 6mm stone in my left ureter about a month and a half ago. I have a total of 4 stones in my right kidney a 2mm 1.5 mm 3mm and can not remmember the other size. 2 years ago i had a ct with no stones showing and was told that was uncommon for that many stones to develop so qiuckly when I have never had any before. I am a 30 year old female, and i am sorry but i have more than one question.
Avatar f tn I am currently 5 months pregnant and was recently hospitalized for treatment of kidney stones. Well my stone(s) have yet to pass and it's been about a week. I went for an update with my urologist on today and he has signed me up for a procedure where he will input a stent into my ureter. I have 4 more months to go in the pregnancy and at this point I am really freaked out! I've read and heard negative things about the stent. Did these work for anyone without causing more pain and problems?
Avatar n tn An utra sound found nothing unusual. The urologist thinks it is either kidney stones or the residual effects of a bad infection. He would like me to get a CT. I am concerned as I have had 3 CT scans after a PE in both lungs 2 years ago after delivery. What are your thoughts? He does not think it is IC because it came on so suddenly. He said that the urine cultures were tainted due to the antibiotics. I can go 2-3.5 hours between void but I am holding it. What are your thoughts?
Avatar n tn Hello, Although there are kidney stones as calcium stones but Drinking milk does not cause kidney stones. Hence your mother can take dairy products under her doctor’s guidance. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Treatment can be started only when the diagnosis is confirmed. I sincerely hope that helps.
359937 tn?1220987451 Hi, im sorry to hear about your troubles. I dont have kidney stones, but I had gallstones, and I cerntainly threw up. Sometimes when the body is in a lot pain, your stomache gets upset. Sorta like the reason you arent allow to eat while you are in labor, because your body is in pain, and it can make you throw up. I have never heard of it giving you a fever though. Hope I helped, let us know how things are going with you!
Avatar m tn 7 mm needs other methods of kidney stone treatment. I’ll suggest consulting a urologist for the same and seeking treatment depending on the size of the stone. If the size of the stone is small, it’s usually treated with ESWL in which shock waves are given from outside and stone breaks into small pieces. On the other hand, if the stone is quite big, then the surgical removal of the stone is a better option.
Avatar f tn The treatment for kidney stones depends on their size and what they are made of and also if they are causing pain or obstructing the urinary tract. Small stones usually pass through the urinary tract without treatment. It is good advice to stay well hydrated as that should prevent the stones from getting any bigger or new ones from forming. For kidney pain you may take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen or naproxen .
Avatar f tn Thanks for the reply. I will definitely mention the parathyroid when I have the ultrasound done on Friday. I've actually been to an endocrinologist, urologist and nephrologist and none of them can figure out why I've passed at least 12 kidney stones in the last 4 years and still have "numerous" stones in each kidney. Anytime I mention parathyroid, they all say that couldn't be it since my calcium is normal. I don't know how to get them to investigate it more thoroughly.
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 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 f tn My son is 14 and was diagnosed with MSK this week. He woke up to his 1st stone on his 14th birthday 2 months ago. The pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist have been great and answered a lot of questions. I don't think I could ask for better care for him. It's been tough wrapping our heads around it all. We've been told to cut out all soda, definitely no caffeine ever, and to have him eat as low sodium diet as possible- basically home make everything.
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???
1522652 tn?1291241954 I know that there is a link beginning with my chronic uti's as a child, to my severe pms as an adolecent into adulthood, and then on to my chronic kidney stones and infections as an adult, and then the loss of my kidney, as well as the problems I'm experiencing now. My question is what specific tests do I need to request to accurately check my thyroid, parathyroid, and my calcium levels? Also, are there any specific questions that I need to ask.
Avatar f tn I've had PS and have read a lot about it but have not come across many stories and no medical articles I can remember that link PS and kidney conditions. After PS surgery some have adhesion problems in later life, and often doctors will it seems brush these off, caring little about patients' complaints. But it sounds like your diagnosis of kidney stones is well established. On Medhelp there are "pages" with comments on PS related issues, but these wouldn't likely help you right now.
Avatar f tn I have swollen kidneys (with no visable stones or obstructions), palpitations, muscle and joint pain, headaches, eye pain, pain in my throat (like a swelling feeling and shooting pains up to my jaw area...but endo says he doesn't think it is my thyroid), swollen feet and hands in the evenings, fatigue, sleeplessness, weight loss, no appetite (I literally have to MAKE myself eat), occasional high abdominal pain (rib area), and a sort of foggy feeling sometimes like I can't think straight.
Avatar f tn Thanks for responding, I did have a cervical MRI on a recent ER trip where the pressure in my neck and head were so bad I felt as if it really might explode, they found 4 bulging discs but my neuro said she didn't really think that was related. I am slightly weary of my dr although she accepts my diagnosis I don't feel as though she quite "gets it". I am seeking a second opinion, I definitely want all the answers and want to be fully informed.
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 m tn This comes after over 2 years of questioning ct scan reports of questionable reports of possible issues of liver issues that showed up when scanning for kidney stones. That is water under the bridge and my anger will not undo the end result. I now have to focus on what is our next step. my husband has been suffering from health issues with undiagnosed causes, which lead us thankfully to a doctor who noticed the reports of the liver irregularities and refereed him to a gastroenterologist.
Avatar n tn The pain continued and he (after my wife insisted) ordered a CAT scan of the abdominal area. At first, they thought that a small cyst was spotted on her kidney. Our doctor ordered a second ultrasound, specifically focusing on the kidneys and they could find nothing. Our doctor also had my wife examined by her OB/GYN who reviewed the lower abdomen and transvaginal ultrasounds and gave her a pelvic exam and PAP smear. His only comment was, "I hope you and Dr.
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 m tn ive been drinking lots of cranberry juice and its helped to ease the pain of urination but still hurts when i've just finished urinating. Do I have kidney stones or a kidney infection or just a simple UTI? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/235851'>Dull pain in right side and back</a>.
Avatar m tn Mam, I have couple of stones in my kidneys one is big 5 mm Where I can get ESWL treatment ??
3183592 tn?1344634338 In the new MedHelp kidney stone forum I look forward to answering your questions about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of stones.
Avatar n tn - for STDs, - for 2 cystoscopies, - for Hep A, B, C, HIV, urine test normal xray for kidney stones negative.. - Treatment included rocephin shot, deoxy antib, cipro antib, given different times to eliminate variables (no + results, pain progressed). Dx of attending thusfar Chronic pros. as hunch, but really just out of process of elimination. Attending asked me for other Dx, causes of symptoms, and ideas for treatment.
Avatar n tn Hi; I have a postive diagnosis of both kidney stones and hypertension. Is there any relationship between the two? ============================================================= Dear JJ, Kidney stones and hypertension are common diagnoses, and often develop completely separately. Studies have tried to determine if one treatment for kidney stones, extracorporeal shock wave lithotrypsy (ESWL) causes hypertension, or not. These studies have basically inconclusive in this regard.