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Avatar f tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Kidney-Disease--Disorders/Has-anyone-with-kidney-stones-tried-vitamin-B6-and-magnesium/show/2052270">Has anyone with kidney stones tried vitamin B6 and magnesium?</a> was started.
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 Hello, sorry you have to deal with this. I have had kidney stones pass and will do my first lithotripsy soon. The blockage in your urethra is normal for a kidney stone, but usually that means the stone or even just a part of it has started moving down the ureter. They can give you flomax to relax and open your ureter to help it pass. I was under the impression they can do lithotripsy no matter where the stone is because it works with sound waves. Did they say they don't want to do that?
661200 tn?1225486613 -) I know I just bombarded you with a whole lot of information, and I hope you'll speak to your vet about how to balance treatment for the CHF and kidney failure as best you can. Comfort measures are the best that can be offered now, and you'll need to know exactly what those are. God bless you. The next weeks and/or months aren't going to be easy, so enjoy the time you have left.
Avatar f tn This is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to deal with. My beloved Gypsy is dying of kidney failure. Gypsy is a Jack Russell Terrier and she turned 18...yes 18...on Christmas Day. It's just so hard to know when it is "time." I prayed and prayed that she would give us one final parting gift and die on her own in her sleep...but she is SUCH a fighter and refused to surrender to this thing.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar n tn Hi, I just joined MedHelp and was reading with interest the post on the strong body odor (even after a bath) and potential connection to a kidney or liver problem. Dr. Santos, could you refer us to any articles or reviews that detail these odors and what the underlying problem could be? For example, is the kind of odor indicative of a certain intermediate metabolite (resulting from normal metabolism) that is not getting detoxified and solubilized in the kidney? Thanks.
489228 tn?1291535054 They also blasted my 2 largers stones in my left kidney. I had NO STENT! He said he ususally only does one kidney at a time, however we had no insurance so he did both. He also warned us they usually when doing both he uses a stent however he was able to avoid if becuase there was not much bleeding. I have had little to no pain on the left and the right only more instense then before surgery for the first day or two!..
Avatar f tn collagenous colitis (have a regular gasto doc)' many kidney stones since birth of the first of my three children (possible link to parathyroid which regulates calciuum..?)..all my stones are calcium oxylate..six small stones are currently in my left kidney....go to Urologist every 6 months, undergo a KUB each time to monitor position etc. of stones---and undergoing lithrotripsies from time to time.
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.
Avatar n tn Ultrasound also revealed gall stones and multiple kidney stones.......maybe I'm not in decent health after all [?].....but I don't feel bad. I assume that I contracted my hepC while getting vaccinated in the military or in getting a tattoo, during my teen age years. That's 40+yrs that I've had this evil monster lurking inside me! I've done a few drugs in my younger years and have had my bouts with alcohol and after turning 50, I slowed down my indulgences.
213141 tn?1270665712 Thus, those with ailments due to uric acid buildup should be advised to limit or avoid purine-containing foods - like asparagus. Examples of such ailments include gout and kidney stones. Even though the Korean research focused on how asparagus could protect the liver from the effects of alcohol, the biological mechanism of aiding liver function applies to all potential liver toxins - including Hepatitis C.
Avatar m tn headache-YES...severe lower back pain YES and Kidney stones history... Sensitive skin--No.... nausea-just lately.... hunger pains & abdominal YES!!!... Salty food--small yes... Anxious--THIs IS THE WORST... confused-YES..... Insomnia & dark circles--This is a BIG one too... Low bladder.. yes, I pee at least 4-5x a night.... Hypersensitivity--yes, i startle easy and can't recover very quick.. light & noise bother me... so, 90% of that above is a yes...
181575 tn?1250202386 I am reposting articles / summaries on the treatment management of chronic HepB. "cajim" located these articles which are quite informative. I thought about putting them on a seaprate Health Page but didn't think it was appropriate since we didn't write them. Let's make this a sort of "Unofficial Research Thread" or "URT" for this type of information. Let's keep this URT free of comments.
Avatar f tn Anyway she was found to have early stage kidney failure. Not as bad as it sounded! We caught it early, and with treatment (ACE inhibitor and new diet) within even a week she was no longer having accidents! This progressed well, to the point where within 3 months her Blood Urea and Creatinine had come right down to normal, and was staying that way. I would definitely suggest the vet runs a blood test to find out if this could be the cause.
670955 tn?1226601500 Keep in mind that grains such as corn, wheat and even rice provide low-cost calories, their high carbohydrate content contributes to obesity, diabetes, kidney stones/struvite crystals, behavior problems, allergies, skin/coat problems and a host of other health problems in cats and dogs. There is a myth that high protein foods are bad for pets and cause kidney problems. First it is important that you give your pet a high quality protein.
Avatar n tn Mine was diagnosed as fibromyalgia, with s-1 thru l5 degenerative disc disease and also had 2 kidney stones. I am going to have lithotripsy done on the 15th. I also have titanium in my back now. still having the same pains though!! Mine r not stopping thru the day sometimes til early morning then stopping. Tests after test show nothing else! We need a qualified Dr. not someone to come in for 5 mins and give out candy meds to cover this!!
Avatar f tn It is recommended that persons taking the amino acid cysteine take at least three times as much vitamin C as cysteine to prevent the possibility of oxidized cysteine forming kidney stones. N-Acetyl-Cysteine is much more stable and resistant to being oxidized to an insoluble form. Nevertheless, it is wise to take at least as much vitamin C as N-Acetyl-Cysteine. (Diabetics should consult their physician before using N-Acetyl-Cysteine, since it may have an insulin-blocking effect.
Avatar f tn She is in fourth stage renal failure-Of course she has seen her regular vet for fluids-ultra sound revealed she has one kidney which is failing. Creatine was 13-subs at home-now using hollistic and homepatic treatment. Recently more bad days than good. I am giving her ice chips which seem to work better for her than lapping. Pedialyte ice is also better.
Avatar m tn your stomach problems could be ulcers or just irritation. The blood should come from your stomach or kidney stones or hemmrods (I don't spell the best). I don't see any reference to having an MRI done (with contrast if you can). It can tell your doctors a lot. Not to discourage you but you've gone thru a lot and I feel much more needs to be tested. Keep a notebook, try and go back and put your symptoms and occurrences in order by dates if you can and keep this up to date.
Avatar n tn I'm sorry to hear your mom in is so much pain. I can identify WELL! I have had the same type pain in my right side, under my right rib cage radiating into my back between the base of my shoulder blade & the top of my right kidney, for several years. The 1st time it hit was in the middle of the night 7 I woke up almost screaming the pain was so bad. For many years it would come & go but the area was always sore even tot he touch.
Avatar n tn It's an urban myth...gallstones, unlike kidney stones can not be dissolved - and even if they could, you would NOT want the remnants of them "passing through" as this "flush" suggests would happen....the fragments or small stones would become trapped, possibly in the bile duct. This old wives' tale is at best useless and at worst dangerous...please don't even try it....
Avatar m tn I'm in your boat, dude. I'm a recovering addict with legitimate acute & chronic pain (from kidney-stones & renal cysts). My pain level day-to-day runs in the 4-5 range, and spikes to a 6 every once and a while. When I get a kidney-stone, all bets are off and my pain-level can be anywhere from a mid-6 to an 8-9. Non-narcotic options for acute-pain? Unfortunately, I haven't found one to combat a kidney-stone. Non-narcotic options for chronic-pain?
Avatar n tn I don't know if its my age(female 25),my problems(migraines, backpain, kidney stones----of course these are all over a long period of time)I guess these fall into the "watch for addicts" diagnoses. I never had this much trouble when I was younger. Maybe I don't know what a normal patient is supposed to do. All I know is that when I was younger I hadn't tried as many medications, I know what doesn't work, and in general if they are in the same class they won't work either.
Avatar m tn It gently pumps the saline solution into your sinuses, and I don’t know if it pumps saline all the way up into the far reaches of your sinuses, because of gravity, but it follows the same line of treatment expressed here. Neilmed Sinus Rinses squirt saline into the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses. It does not work for infections in the upper sinuses, says so right on the box. It only costs $13 at any local pharmacy. There is also a neti pot, which was demonstrated by Dr.
931217 tn?1283484935 There is a large and complex scientific literature addressing the pros and cons of neutering, and this review is an attempt to extract from it some sound information with which to formulate rational guidelines for making decisions about neutering. A number of reviews of the pros and cons of neutering have appeared in scientific publications and posted on the Internet by interested laypersons.
Avatar n tn I wake every morning with horrible pain in lower back (kidney area) that radiates to the front of stomach (rib area). I have had battery of tests and found nothing. I am only able to sleep 5-6 hours before pain wakes me, also unable to take a deep breath until I get out of bed (very painful just to roll over), once I stand and get out of bed the pain almost immediately starts to ease. After about 20 minutes of walking around and after first morning void, pain disappears for remainder of day.
293157 tn?1285877039 On a 1-10 scale I'd have rated it at least a 6, usually 7 or 8, and sometimes pushing a 9. (This is from someone who has a history of kidney stones with complications that once required a 17 day hospitalization.) Now I still have it nearly every day, but for less than an hour almost every day that it occurs, and at a level of 2 to 4 for severity. I started with 300 mg 1x/day, and was to do three days, then 2x/day for 3 more, then 3x/day. Well, to make a long story short (HA! Me?!
Avatar f tn I guess I am fortunate but I have ttaken pain meds on and off since my second trimester for very bad UTIs, kidney stones and back issues. But I NEVER withdrawl from the meds, I can take them for a while and stop and it doesn't bother me, does that mean the baby won't suffer withdrawls either?