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  • 12 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....
  • 12 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....
  • 12 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?
  • 19 days ago

    Kidney disease or hyperparathyroidism?

    I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with me, it has been a journey for me to try and rule so many different things out. I constantly feel really cruddy, everything hurts. I'm 25 Male, 340lbs. history of high cholesterol/triglycerides and high blood pressure. I have what I describe as visible calcifications in my dip joints from trauma. I have ruled out gout(low uric acid levels), osteoarthritis(herberden nodes), arthritis(13 Rheumatoid factor). There is no visible sign of herberden nodes....
  • 19 days 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....
  • 1 month ago

    ULTRASOUND OF TRANSPLANTED KIDNEY

    A few weeks ago I had an ultrasound (routine by orders of my kidney doctor). of my transplanted kidney that I have had for 11 years now. The report came back and it stated that it maybe helpful if I had a ct scan of my pelvis. My question is that what is the purpose of taking a ct scan of pelvis after ultrasound has been performed on kidney? What could it be that they are possible ruling out or looking for?
  • 1 month ago

    Kidney Disease due to Autoimmune RPGN

    3 years ago I was diagnosed with RPGN (Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis) I went through almost 11 months of IV chemotherapy, I can't tell you how many steroids. Got a little better then went down hill again. Back on steroids then another solid month of weekly IV chemotherapy. I'm staying stable at stage 4 kidney failure right now. Has any one else experienced this kind of kidney disease/failure? I'd like to connect to ask questions.
  • 1 month ago

    Stag horn kidney stone

    Have a stag horn kidney stone. What are the treatment options available?
  • 2 months ago

    Kidney failure survivor. Now I have pain in upper left thigh/lower abdomen area after drinking alcohol

    Hello, I am looking for advice. When I was about 20-years-old I had kidney failure due to a drug overdose. I got dialysis for about a week. I got very lucky and my kidneys came back and started working again. After that I quit drinking and drugs for about 10-years. Anyway fast forward I started drinking and using drugs again about 2-years ago. Stupid I know... Everything was fine at first but more recently I've been getting a weird pain in my upper left thigh/lower abdomen area after a night....
  • 2 months ago

    PCNL Experiences

    I am posting this because I don't think there is enough information available of what PCNL surgery is like. This is only my experience, I'm no professional, but I hope it helps to reassure and prepare others. I have Cystinuria, a genetic kidney disease where my kidneys produce too much cystine and my kidneys think sparkly yellow stones are a great idea. I had a mass in my left kidney that got blasted with lithotripsy when I was seven but we were only just told about cystinuria recently when....