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  • 18 days ago

    Kidney Failure questions

    I was diagnosed in 2012 with Stage 4 (severe) kidney failure and through good diet, exercise and a lot of luck I am still at the same stage (even a little higher GFR). I signed up for the transplant list in 2013 and honestly did not think it would ever happen. Lo and behold I was called to say there was a slight possibility there would be a donor match (providing a pancreas and kidney combination was not going to work for the donor ahead of me). I hit the hospital, was preliminarily prepared when....
  • 21 days ago

    What is this on my X-Ray?

    Hey guys, I went for a hip x-Ray and there is this dark C shaped structure in the upper left quadrant. Is this part of the kidney or am I completely out of place here? Completely confused. Thanks in advance if anyone has any idea of what it might be.

  • 21 days ago

    keeping my kidney healthy

    in November 2014, my right kidney was surgically removed in order to rid my body of cancer, in so doing, leaving my with one good kidney. I have arthritis and take Tylenol, daily. my g.p. has suggested that I no longer take nsaids, so I haven't had naproxen or ibuprofen since the surgery. my question, are there any other otc's that I should avoid, to help keep my kidney healthy.
  • 22 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....
  • 23 days ago

    Chronic kidney stones

    I was first diagnosed with a kidney stone when I was 22. I am not 47. I believe I had them as a child but was never diagnosed. I have had countless lithtripsies, cystoscopies, uretoroscopies, etc., and passed thousands of stones. My latest ct urogram shows large stones in both kidneys, the largest are 12mm and 10mm, and many smaller stones, which I pass frequently. I had a ct done in July and the same stones were half the size they are now. I have pain constantly from passing the little stones, and....
  • 24 days ago

    2nd Kidney Stone Within 4 Years

    I was in hospital for 4 days with 2nd Kidney stone within 4 years apart. Does this mean I have Kidney disease ? The Doctors decided not to operate I dont know why. They said they want to wait until it comes out by itself. I get an Ultrasound scan done. But I now worry I may be getting Poly cystic Kidney Disease.
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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.
  • 1 month 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?