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  • 12 days ago

    Is it safe to donate blood?

    A month ago in April, I was admitted at a desperate time for drinking methanol and ethylene glycol (antifreeze) to get drunk which was cheaper than beer but to my mistake, cost me my kidney health. Luckily, I didn't go blind or suffer total kidney failure Even though my doctor says my kidney function seems normal, he admits that there could be underlying damage to my kidneys and other organs. Whenever I eat sugar or a protein meal like meat, beans, and even milk, I get pain at the back 30mins....
  • 16 days ago

    Kidney stones for 3 months

    How long can kidney stones stay? It’s been 3 months (March 1 to June 9)?
  • 20 days ago

    Creatine level 1.67. Bun 14.

    Just wondering if this is bad. Creatine 1.65. Bun 14. I had not been feeling well days leading up to my blood draw. So i had not eaten in 3 days. Was drinking ensure and water when i could.
  • 24 days ago

    Kidney stone surgery

    I was so afraid before my surgery (two large kidney stones, 13.9 mm each). Here is what to expect that might ease your mind- your prepped before surgery with an IV and the anesthesiologist gives you something to relax (I don’t remember anything until I woke up in recovery). Yes, a breathing tube is inserted during surgery but you won’t know it / you are on your stomach so that the surgeon can enter the kidney from your back so you may have some bruising from being moved during surgery / a second....
  • Painful Kidney Stones

    I too have suffered with reoccurring kidney stones for over 20 year currently on my 4th stone which I've been passing for more than 7 years and the pain is beyond words. Tried everything possible. I know it must be some combination of things which causes them to keep coming back. Someone must know something I can do to help with this. Anyone with any suggestions, please.
  • 29 days ago

    Ureter stent causing pain

    I had a kidney stone taken out and a ureter stent put in. It's been 2 days and I am very uncomfortable and in pain from the stent. Will this go away soon? Im still peeing blood too and sometimes get little pieces of dried blood that come out.
  • 1 month ago

    What does a nephrologist test for

    Have had two blood tests in last 3 weeks; in one, blood sodium level 125. Retested 3-weeks after stopping a BP diuretic med, now it's 124. ALL my other levels are normal; lipid panel especially good. BUN 15, creatinine 0.70, all within normal limits. Doctor wants to admit me to the hospital for a nephrology work-up. This sounds INSANE to me. When I googled it, the first thing that came up was they would check BUN and creatinine! OK, have had that tested TWICE and normal both times. Stopping the....
  • 1 month ago

    Kidney Function Test

    31 year old female, 5'4" 135 pounds experiencing increased fatigue, random quick mid abdominal pains, none radiating lower sternum chest pressure which has not been helped by antacids. Went for a kidney function test creatine was at .70 and anion gap 8, urine clear. Three months later I had a follow up with another Dr after extreme muscle sorness after working out. Creatine was up to 1.2, Anion gap up to 21 and mod/high white blood cells in urine with no infection. Dr. Said it was fine despite....
  • Complications after kidney biopsy

    I had a CT guided needle kidney biopsy this past Tuesday. I didn’t show any signs of blood in my urine or even a lot of soreness until 4 days after the procedure. This morning (Saturday) I noticed some blood after urinating (a couple of tiny clot-like drops) and the side containing my biopsied kidney is extremely sore. Has anyone experienced a delay in symptoms/complications after a biopsy? As a side note, I have a blood clotting disorder and haven’t resumed taking my Plavix & aspirin as of yet....
  • 1 month ago

    Pain behind right ribcage.

    I had some harsh vomiting today ,but a few hours ago i started having terrible pain coming from beneath my right lower rib area..could that been my kidney?