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  • 20 hours ago

    Do you or you know someone have Kidney Disorders?

    Well, I need your help to create a better healthcare community around the illness. Giving away a $250 Amazon gift card.
  • 6 days ago

    Kidney infection that might be impacting my liver?

    I have had a uti that has gone to my kidneys my left one for sure i had no typical signs of a uti. i was treated with a 7 day anti bitotic for it. i thought it went away but continued to have pain in my lower back, abdomen area. I noticed blood in my urine recently i went to the doctors they ran urine dipstick test, cbc, cmp, and sent off a culture. I had low grade fevers and very bad pain in my left side. My dipstick urine test showed traces of everything ketones, blood, leukocytes, nitrite, bilirubin....
  • 8 days ago

    Credible methods to help move stuck kidney stones

    I have a 4 mm stone stuck at the top of the ureter. My next MD appointment is in 3 weeks. In the interim I wish to do all I can to possibly get the KS unstuck. So, I drink a lot of water each day. I see many articles and utube videos making claims for the effectiveness of drinking a daily mixture of fresh lemon juice mixed with olive oil, or combinations of herbs. etc. Most of these information sources come from outside of recognized professional settings. My question is - are there any methods beyond....
  • 8 days ago

    How is kidney stone stent removed

    Hello, I am a male and have kidney stone and went to the hospital to have a stent placed in . There is two type of stent a large one and a small one. The first time I went they placed a large one. Had it in for 2 weeks, then I came back to the hospital to have the sent removed and to have a shock wave to break down the kidney stones. Once they removed the big stent and did the shock wave, they then placed a small stent. My next visit is not in the hospital but in the doctors office. How will he remove....
  • 8 days ago

    Guide wire left in me after Varicocele surgery - help!

    First, is this normal? After years of pain, assumed to be my lower back, I went to the ortho walk in. The xrays show a wire from my kidney to groin. Now broken into pieces with the ends curling up. VERY CONCERNED. Is this like a normal practice to leave this behind. Maybe it dissolves? Surgery was 17 years ago.
  • 8 days ago

    Kidney stones

    I was I was diagnosed with kidney stones a year ago my symptoms subsided(ed along with back pain )and I assumed they were gone however they have returned it's been a year should I be worried?
  • 9 days ago

    Hi I have fourth stage kidney failure and just had blood work done.

    In the blood work I noticed that the white blood count UA was high. The number was 6 and the range that they had was 0 - 2. Should I be worried?
  • 13 days ago

    28 years old I am scared to death

    For the past month I've been having lower back flank pain. That only goes away with Tylenol but increases when I eat or drink water/liquid/alcohol I have no *blood in my urine* But I have experience A Metal taste in my mouth very tired for a while Had a few fevers Had pain down to my groin area and testicles. Had diaherria for a full month And low flank pain for a month as well. I rushed to the emergency room 3 times but they always say I'm OK.... AND MY BLOOD looks normal. And I have no....
  • 15 days ago

    Is this normal or healthy for patients taking prednisone?

    My father (40 years old) had swelling in his legs and the doctor said it was something that his kidneys were passing through his urine that was causing his legs to retain water. So about a year ago they perscribed him a bunch of meds to help him get back to normal. Well one of those is prednisone and he has been taking it daily and has gained quite a bit of weight in his belly, neck and face region. Is this normal or should he go see a doctor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester since we only live a couple....
  • 15 days ago

    urine smell

    there’s a distinct ammonia smell when i pee. i’ve been tested and i don’t have a uti or any std’s. i’m 30 now, but have had a bad kidney infection when i was really young, like 6. my gynecologist told me nothing was wrong but do i go see my regular doctor or a urologist or just chug all the water? according to the internet, i think i have a bladder or kidney stone but also people think i’m crazy. anyone else experience this?