Kidney stones and Crohn's

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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/2/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Is there a link between kidney stones and Crohn's?  about 15-20 years ago I had gone into the ER because of a sharp pain in my back.  They said I probably had a kidney stone.  Never had the pain again and I don't think I ever passed it.  During my Cat-scan a few months ago, they found kidney stone(s).  Both my GI and primary doctor told me to have it checked out.  I wasn't in any rush because of Christmas and have scheduled an appointment for tomorrow.  I was just curious why they were so adament about  me going to have it checked out if I don't have any problems with it.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


MikeB
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   Posted 1/2/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Crohn's patients are more prone to stones that most folks. It has to do with malabsorption in the scarred and inflamed terminal ileum . . . we tend not to absorb and easily dispose of certain minerals that can build up in the kidneys and urinary tract and form into stones or we don't absorb other things that help prevent them (I forget which, or maybe some of both) . . . or so it was explained to me. Quite a few people on here have had one or more experiences with stones. Silent stones that aren't causing trouble are usually not anything to worry about unless they are blocking pathways in the kidney. There are also some meds that can be rpescribed to help reduce the probabilty of stones forming and breaking loose and causing trouble. Plus there is a 24-hour urine collection test that can measure one's likelihood of forming stones. All in all worth checking out.

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 1/2/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes there is a link with CD and Kidney Stones it even says so on the CCFA website and it even describes the most common types associated with CD
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


Erik45
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   Posted 1/2/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one myself its was the size of a dime. The pain was worse pain i ever felt in my life besides a crohns attack. I really think there is a connection with kidney stones and crohns.
Crohns for 11 years
1 surgery so far
2 times in hospital for blockages
MEDS:
Remicade
Imuran
B12 Injections


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I was told that people with CD are more prone to kidney stones and gallstones....again, all to do with malabsorption of minerals and fat. I 've had problems with both over the years.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I also agree with Marie, PPL with CD can get kidney stones and gallstones.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


MDdave
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   Posted 1/3/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a connection. I have had about with them in years past and it aint fun.
My nabour has CD and showed me a pill bottle that covered the bottom he said it was all in a year.
Well come to CD the disease that brings an onset of other medical problems.

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/4/2008 4:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I do have kidneys stones most likely caused by the Crohn's and having a resection. So now I'm on a low oxalate diet too, to go along with my low residue diet and my diabetes diet. The dang disease that keeps on giving.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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