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Avatar m tn Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options. Hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options. Till then you can take oral anti-inflammatory pain killers like Ibuprofen.
Avatar n tn //www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/kidney-stones-topic-overview) I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Hello, My name is Gavin and I am from the UK. Six weeks ago, I started to get kidney and bladder pains. The kind when you know you have a stone (I have had one before) or perhaps an aggressive infection in that area.
Avatar f tn I am a 60 yr old female with extensive history of kidney stones since 1978 (before lithotrypsy), recurrent infections & blood in urine. I am prone to both calcium stones & uric acid stones. First kidney stone was size of a walnut & could not pass so was removed by actual surgery. Over the yrs I experienced more stones that would not pass so more surgeries. Have developed scar tissue in both ureters & have had 2 stents. Extreme pain so stent removal.
Avatar m tn i dont see a link with kidney stones for this but if it was muscular, anti-inflammatories should have been working.....
Avatar f tn cid=185 MEDULLARY SPONGE KIDNEY NEPHROLITHIASIS *KIDNEY STONES* ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS BLOOD PRESSURE CHRONIC PAIN SURGICAL PROCEDURE'S - LITHOTRIPSY, URETEROSCOPY, CYSTOSCOPY, PERCUTANEOUS NEPHROLITHOTOMY ETC.
Avatar f tn It took a few hours but finally (after a CT scan) they figured out that i've got 2 kidney stones. One was still in my kidney and the other blocked my kidney from releasing into the bladder I was told...which I guess is where all the pain was coming from. They gave me dilaudid for pretty much the entire first day and then the pain went away on my right side so they stopped giving it to me. I left the next afternoon but was horribly cranky that entire night.
Avatar f tn Hi, What other symptoms are present? Kidney stones that can not be managed with medication and increased fluid intake may require more invasive treatment especially if there is bleeding, kidney damage or urinary tract infections already . Depending on the size, type, and location, the stone can be removed through nonsurgical procedures such as ureteroscopy or lithotripsy.
Avatar n tn Hi, About 3yrs ago, I learned that I had a 15mm stone in the left Kidney. My Urologist didnt recommend shockwave treatment because it wasnt causing me much pain at the time. I started experiencing some pain, a few months back, small parts of the stone were breaking off. I discussed this with my doctor and he said I could live with the pain, but I would need to have some sort of treatment at some point. I am 34yrs old and I decided I should go ahead and do something about this stone.
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 n tn Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Incredibly, mutant, toxic nuclear painful and just plain HURT, A LOT, multiple kidney stones. Kidney stones can pass and poof - all gone. Then another - or a few others - can make their ugly journey into your ureter days or weeks later. This experience is not fun. I speak from experience. One little 5 mm just about made me grind the enamel off my teeth - but the lovely wretched staghorn model at a whopping 9+mm? And hooked and now on display in a window box?
Avatar n tn Just over three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with kidney stones for the first time in my life (37 yrs). X-ray, CT, and ultrasound exams have confirmed its location in the left distal ureter (near the entrance to the bladder) but disagree on the size of the stone (US:7mm, X-ray:4-5mm). On US and CT exams, doctors note mild to medium hydronephrosis. There has been no evidence of infection.
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Avatar n tn Also, specifically, lemon juice appears to break down CaOx stones. I pass a kidney stone at least once a month, so I completely understand what you are going through. No doctor would expect a 9mm stone to pass on its own, its just too big. I personalyl wouldn't be that anxious to break it up though, because a 9mm stone can make quite a few smaller ones. Luckily, in some blessed individuals, stones can stay in the kidney painlessly for many years without causing any trouble at all.
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 n tn to the doctors on this forum for putting my mind at ease before going in for my open kidney surgery to remove kidney stones that were in the pockets in my kidney. The doctors removed 1/3rd of my right kidney and I'm doing fine(except for the stent that i still have in it's irritating) The incision is only 6 1/2 inches long. If anyone else is having this surgery,theycan e-mail me and I will be happy to tell them my experience with this surgery. Once again thank you! You've been very helpful.
Avatar n tn I went to my family doctor to check for an infection. Everything was fine. He went ahead and put me on antibiotics for a kidney infection. It is now one week later and the symptoms have gotten worse. I have had a problem with excessive urination for app. 10 years (I usually get up 2-3 times during the night and at least once every two hours during the day). I have visited the doctor several times because of this and everytime my urine has been fine.
Avatar n tn Kidney/Urinary Stones I've had lithotripsy twice for kidney stones,90 and 98. Now I have them again and after going through a number of tests lithotripsy is not an option because I have a diverticulum (pouch) in the kidney and the stones are in it.Because of the location PNL is not an option.Only open kidney surgery to remove that part of the kidney.My whole life I've had repeated infections.I'm scared to death of this surgery.Nothing is blocked and I'm not having any pain right now.
Avatar m tn Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most frequently used procedure for the treatment of kidney stones. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is recommended, when the stone is quite large or in a location that does not allow effective use of ESWL. Ureteroscopy may be needed for mid- and lower-ureteral stones. So, don't worry and discuss various options with your doctor before consenting for surgery. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Kidney/Urinary Stones I've had lithotripsy twice for kidney stones,90 and 98. Now I have them again and after going through a number of tests lithotripsy is not an option because I have a diverticulum (pouch) in the kidney and the stones are in it.Because of the location PNL is not an option.Only open kidney surgery to remove that part of the kidney.My whole life I've had repeated infections.I'm scared to death of this surgery.Nothing is blocked and I'm not having any pain right now.
Avatar n tn Kidney/Urinary Stones I've had lithotripsy twice for kidney stones,90 and 98. Now I have them again and after going through a number of tests lithotripsy is not an option because I have a diverticulum (pouch) in the kidney and the stones are in it.Because of the location PNL is not an option.Only open kidney surgery to remove that part of the kidney.My whole life I've had repeated infections.I'm scared to death of this surgery.Nothing is blocked and I'm not having any pain right now.
Avatar n tn Last July, through cat scan and IV they discovered that I have a 2cm caliceal diverticulum on the interpolar region of my right kidney. There were no stones visible. The doc said that there was no need for any further procedures at this time. Yet also said that a am running a risk of losing a kidney. I am just recovering from another kidney infection that got very bad and have had enough! I went to a new doctor where he is recommending surgury in Boston.
Avatar n tn In Dec, ultrasound showed hydronephrosis and hydroureter with stones again in the lower pole of the kidney. Nothing was done other than observation. In Jan, a bunch of small stones passed naturally. Last week, Feb, a mag3 renal scan and ultrasound were done that showed hydronephrosis and hydroureter still present but no stones in the kidney. The uptake and washout of urine from the kidney was slow compared to the other kidney (about 70% vs 30% function for good and bad kidney instead of 50-50).
1375354 tn?1279052080 Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options. Hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options, I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist and discuss the various treatment options, I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn At least two (2) calculi and small amount of debris is seen in the right kidney as described. What would be your recommended course of treatment? Does it look like another lithotripsy, cystoscopy, both, or neither? What is the smallest size stone that can be lithotripied? Can we get away with just a lithotripsy? Will a 4 mm stone pass on it's own? They didn't mention a size on the two (2) calculi seen on the right? Would you recommend just seeing if these will pass on their own?