Kidney stones vs childbirth

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Avatar f tn I went through so much pain with my kidney stones in the last few months that I was terrified of labor and that's what led me to choose OB and epidural delivery....I wouldn't change a darn thing. Just because you choose to be in a hospital, possibly using meds, doesn't diminish your experience or lessen the effort you will go through to bring your baby into this world....
213044 tn?1236531060 What comes to thought if all other things are ruled out is that you may be producing kidney stones that are URIC ACID in nature vs. what most of us stone people make (calcium oxalate) AND this type of stone is TRANSPARENT and will NOT show up on an ultrasound ... Spiral CT w/o contrast is best for kidney stones and will pick up the smallest stones. An IVP X Ray with contrast shows all sorts of things all thru the kidney down to the exit area!
Avatar m tn I get a CT Scan every 6 months and have 4 stones in left kidney and 2 in right kidney. Please read my post about kidney stones (says something like Kidney Stone & this is my story) cause I need someone to talk too or someone that is or has gone through all this agony. You will understand if you go to my post. Thanks for listening/reading. I have been through several urologist & they just don't know.
Avatar f tn I know about having babies, having experienced natural childbirth, and having been ripped apart by kidney stones…between to 2 I’d prefer another birth, and I was in labor 52 hours with my son…however at the end, I had something to show for it, a son…not so with kidney stones, just pure pain with nothing to show for it but shedded body parts. C. Admiral Peary (sorry I mispelled) had several men on his crew die.
Avatar f tn (I plan on being around for quite a while yet!) I have a pretty good pain tolerance (have passed 7 kidney stones at home and endured a 45 hour labor with natural childbirth -at home also) but this back pain thing becomes exhausting after a while and it interferes with my quality of life. Not acceptable! I have sh!t to do! :) I have a consult with my ortho Dr next week, and I'm hoping he feels that the microD is the way to go rather than attempting another round of cortisone injections...
Avatar n tn old boy (my baby) was just diagnosed with Crohns Disease a month ago and I am experiencing pain worse than childbirth and kidney stones combined. I am an RN and a little knowledge can kill someone. MY son is actually fairly well and has been with his grandmother the past several weeks. I noticed that he was barely growing and one abnormal test result let to another, led to another and Crohn's is the dx. I kept crying everytime I looked at him, so it's actually good he's away now.
Avatar m tn Elective Cesarean section vs. spontaneous delivery: a comparative study of birth experience -Schindl etc. Caesarean Section on Maternal Request: Risks and Benefits in Healthy Nulliparous Women and Their Infants - Dahlgren etc. Cesarean delivery on maternal request: maternal and neonatal complications - Lee, D'Alton Maternal Morbidity Associated With Cesarean Delivery Without Labor Compared With Spontaneous Onset of Labor at Term - Allen, etc.
Avatar n tn Anyone Else Feel This Way? Back in November 2001 I went to a Gastro.specialist complaining of RUQ pain that radiated to the back. He performed an Endoscopy;removed 3 polyps and perscribed Nexium 40mg for GERD, ordered a DISADA Scan with Ejection Fraction; (reproduced my pain as soon as it was injected)Scan was abnormal. I then was referred to a surgeon for Lap. gallbladder surgery DEC-18. Had gallbladder removed, no stones, not diseased, Surgeon said it was a "text book" case.
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 n tn If you recently underwent a CCK- assessment of gall bladder contraction, then you had a test which is very sensitive for the diagnosis of gall bladder disease, even in the absence of gall stones. If the CCK test is normal but you still beleive that the problem is the gall bladder, then removal of the gall bladder would be needed. If the pain persisted , then a problem in the gall bladder was not the cause.
Avatar n tn At the start I had some sharp grabing pains real low down and thought maybe a kidney stone-s . Doing research I found I was prone for stones as was taking gega amounts of tums ( calcium) and drink lots of milk along with vitamins. I thought this was maybe from irritation of the urithra. Also If diebetic as I am gases can form in urinary tract because of sugars present .
325477 tn?1250554909 43pm via emer c-section. my kidney levels were bad and they diagnosed me with preclampsia and left me a voicemail to get to the hospital because they were taking him. scary huh? but he is beautiful, perfect and healthy. check out his pics. again ladies any questions you may have about your pregnancies, feel free to ask and i will try my best to answer them.
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.
298579 tn?1192250448 And those that have said they have had children appear to have only experienced the pain years after childbirth. I have been trying get pregnant for the past 5 years and have had two miscarriages in this time. It was suspected that I might have endometriosis but an op in 2008 was negative. They did a few other tests at the time and couldn’t find anything wrong (I had adhesions on the outside of my uterus that they said could have caused period pain but wouldn’t cause infertility.
Avatar n tn Those using Topomax need to be especially mindful about drinking plenty of fluids due to increased chances of kidney stones. Stoney will likely develop if fluid intake is not maintained. Looking forward to weight loss benefit as I gained 30# over the past 4 years on anti-depressents. Has anyone used this for bipolar?