Kidney stones vs kidney infection

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Avatar n tn A subsequent CT scan revealed I had 2 additionall ( 2mm non-obstructing) stones in my right kidney and a cluster of at least (four 2-3 mm stones in my left kidney). They were also non-obstructive. I've been told by a couple of doctors and urologists that they cannot be the cause of my pain, even though the pain feels just like when I had obsturctive ones. I can also feel the damn things moving around and it causes me to have kidney spasms.
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.
Avatar f tn There are numerous causes of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, of varying levels of severity. These include appendicitis, mesenteric adenitis, ileitis (e.g., Crohn's), colitis, kidney stones, kidney infection, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, hernia, and/or cancer. You should see your doctor, as proper diagnosis depends upon clinical history, physical examination, and laboratory and/or imaging tests.
Avatar n tn Fortunately, this can be evaluated by IVP (an xray study of the kidney that you have had), a urine cytology (urine test looking for cancer cells), and a cystoscopy (looking in the bladder with a lighted scope in the urology clinic). Ultrasound of the kidney can sometimes miss small stones. IVP xrays can miss small stones especially if no bowel preparation was performed before the study. Both of these tests, however, would pick up signs of obstruction caused by a stone.
Avatar n tn Re: Kidney stone vs. I.C. HFHS M.D.-CK 4/15/1999 (0) Re: Kidney stone vs. I.C.
Avatar n tn Posted By asd on April 14, 1999 at 05:59:49: In Reply to: Kidney stone vs. I.C. posted by Kristin on April 13, 1999 at 19:46:56: I have no history of UTI. 6 mos. ago I had an ultrasound for possible pancreatitis, when the report showed 2 possible kidney stones. A subsequent IVP was performed and was normal. 3 days ago, I had lower abdominal cramps which went away. That night, I woke up with the same type of cramps, in my right flank.
Avatar n tn The kidney pain may having nothing to do with the iron tablets that you are taking, it may just be coincidental and you may have a urinary infection now or kidney stones. Did the doctor tell you to return to the surgery after a few weeks for blood tests to see if your anaemia is improving? It may be worth you taking a decreased dosage or (if these are in low dosage tablet form) stagger the time when you take them. Make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet.
Avatar n tn I have had a 3mm kidney stone for more than 2and a half months. A Urologist is suggesting I either have it physically removed or opt for taking flowmax and hope that works to facilitate it’s passing. If continuing to wait does not work in a month then have it physically removed. What is the likelihood a stone that has not yet passed in this time frame will pass on its own? I am very ready to be rid of the pain I have, which has only been excruciating on two separate occasions.
Avatar n tn Is it my allergies, bronchitis or sinus infection. I know when I am getting a major sinus infection when my throat becomes scratchy and as I said, with the syrup, this is a rarity. The Pharmacy has rarely had a problem filling my 8 day supply except when I tried to get it after 4 days, nor does my insurance in paying two-thirds to three-quaters of the cost. My habit for 8 days limits me to 30mgs of hydrocodone a day, the equivalent of six 5mg tablets a day.
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....
4850939 tn?1370546909 This one (girl) all day sickness up until 18/19 weeks, I've been sick about 6 times including right now, I'm on my second uti, I had kidney stones and a kidney infection, and body aches so one is rough
Avatar n tn UPJ Obstruction, Hydronephrosis, severe pelvocaliectasis, and moderate cortical atrophy. I am 46 yrs. old, I had my first kidney infection at 18. I was referred to a Urologist. He told me he was going to do an Open Pyeloplasty, and that depending on what my kidney looked like, if the function was less than 20%, he was taking it out, but he wouldn't know until he got in there. When I found out the incision was 8 inches and there would be a tube coming out my back, I freaked.
Avatar f tn It's been an ongoing problem for 3 1/2 years. He has kidney stones, which I know can make you more prone to infection, and he may also have a urethral stricture, but that's speculation. It may all stem from a botched cystoscopy he had 11 or 12 years ago.. he'd had a kidney stone but they gave him the cystoscopy after he was better, so he claims it was unnecessary, and a medical student did it, and they screwed up and he bled a lot, and was in serious pain for months..
Avatar f tn Raising the Vit D levels to a normal level can help fight infection, pain etc. However too much Vit D can increase your risk for stones so this should be monitored with a doctor. For me, at this time last year I was living on pain meds and IV anti-biotics, with my creatine rate climbing and my GFR rating going down. BY having the internal procedure to make an impact on my stone burden, the antibiotics were able to penetrate into the kidney more deeply!
Avatar f tn I have gone through a lot of this over the last few years,,,, is the stone in the kidney or the ureter? How big is the stone? Do you only have the one? This is very significant because stones in the ureter are something that they treat more proactively! Both of my kidneys are soo full of stones they can not even count them! I have been through mulitiple CT scans, x-rays, cystos, and pelvic exams!
Avatar n tn I have too much other things to deal with. I was recently hospitalized for a kidney infection which was the most painful experience of my life! They first have me Morphine which gave me migraines. Then I was on Dilaudid for a few days. That helped greatly. I went back to my doctor today cause the pain in my Kidney is coming back. I haven't had to take meds for it till the past few days. He gave me Oxycodone. I have taken it a few times before, and I think i reacted well to it.
Avatar n tn 33 I recently (last 2 weeks) had a ultrasound done that indicated I had kidney stones, the doctor ordered a IVP, the IVP came back clean. I am confused as I continue to feel terrible(mainly at night) with left flank pain that wraps around my front under the rib cage and into the stomach, I am unable to sleep do to the discomfort as I wake up at all hours of the night. The doctor said that I may have passed a stone but I sure don't feel like it.
168348 tn?1379360675 Stings bad when I urinate .. I just cannot believe this (then again I can bcz the kidney stones react to stress big time I have seen the past 2 yrs I have had them) ........ what the heck .... if I have a UTI would they postpone the surgery if I wasn't on antibiotics I wonder. UGH. I have strong history of many UTI's due to stone fragments or debris passing ..... stones are too small to zap via ultrasound yet not large enough to cause really bad problems so they just stay there.
Avatar m tn Thanks Stef, will take your advice. I did have kidney issues in the past with kidney stones in 2011. It was suspected my diet contributed to the stones. This is the first time I saw the levels go up this high, so I'll take your advice and check back on this level within 3 months. I am also going to cut back on some of the stuff I have been eating, as I've been "pigging out" on my 3 meals a day :) But avoiding all greasy stuff as much as I can.
1035252 tn?1427231433 Hi guys...I had a pregnancy that ended in a miscarriage (before 6 wks) in October 2008. Dec 20th 2008 conceived again and 9 months later had a VERY healthy baby girl, she's 13 months now and my angel. However, after she was born the doctor missed a bit of placental tissue, and it became infected. They wouldn't believe me that my belly was hurting, they kept saying "that's normal!" and I kept saying, "no, it's not.
Avatar m tn I sure don't want to keep overdosing on calcium until I get kidney stones or worse. I stopped the calcium and switched to 400-800 units vitamin D after researching that it would be almost impossible to overdose on D and knowing that I have fairly low, though normal, levels of D so have some leeway in adding extra through supplementation. Finally got a decent night's sleep from not getting up for the bathroom all night for my body to rid itself of excess calcium.
Avatar f tn my righ tkidney hurts before it starts happening this has been going on for years with me and usually i drink some water and bam i'm good after always so the dehydrration theory and possiable unnoticed kidney infection could be the problem but howver i dont have an md. or phd just sharing my story with the community love Cass Hope u all feel better soon xoxox God Bless You !
Avatar f tn Obviously, I am concerned with having malignant tumors. Does anyone know if cysts and/or kidney stones could have that effect on WBC count? Any input would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn Also, those with kidney stones should have baseline sonogram, as some stones are from calcium and can dissolve and travel down the system and can cause a blockage--so many issues, but those that I have personally met taking the gallium have had only positive results with little discomfort. We really need a larger study on the calcium issue vs. nanobacteria vs. gallium nitrate for many diseases. Good luck in your research.
Avatar f tn antibiotics all the time .. mine is on the fence with the cranberry vs. low dose antibiotics bcz of the calcium oxalate stones I produce .. but luckily no more UTI's since my last stone passed. But, I, too have been plagued with UTI's my last one being STAPH of all things .. 2 antibiotics later it worked. WELCOME to the COMMUNITY .. I am sure others will jump on to help you. And, yes, living with this is something family and friends don't get ....
Avatar f tn My dad had many stones so there is family history concerning stones. Until this stone found on CT a few yrs ago I haven't had another one. I don't know if I ever passed that stone; it was, thankfully asymptomatic. Last week I had my yearly physical & micro blood was found in the urinalysis. My dr ordered a culture & it is negative for infection.
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 Hello, Testicular pain can be due to injury, infection (Epididymitis or Orchitis) or inflammation, testicular torsion, excessive bicycle riding, hernia or kidney or ureteric stones. In cases of hernia, a prominent bulge along with testicular pain is there and in cases of kidney or ureteric stones, pain during micturition may also be there. Pain from epididymitis (an infection of the testicle) and other causes usually sets in gradually.
Avatar f tn I had this done on my right kidney to remove any stones that were reachable thru the ureter. My uro was able to retrieve eight to ten large stones this way and then he performed ESWl on the kidney to blast a larger one he couldn't reach. He did not go after any pockets or anything he couldn't reach-- no incisions. I came home with a stent which was probably the most uncomfortable and recovery wasn't too bad. I had him do this after another stone stuck after one was litho-ed.
Avatar m tn The pain in penis could be due to kidney or bladder stones. Or you could have enlarged prostate. Have you been to a Urologist or not? Ask your urologist to order a catscan (urogram) of lower abdomen. Antibiotics would not help until you remove the cause of the infection.