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auntkay
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   Posted 1/15/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
confused   So i just found out i have a kidney stone and i know some of you here have had your share of them . Any  advice i'm going to see a urologist on thursday and i hear the best way to go is to have them blast it. I sure hope so wonder what could happen if you didn't do anything. So i'm asking the experts as i know some of you have experince in this area. Thanks in advance
 
                                  Kay

potatoqwn
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   Posted 1/15/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
UGH~! So sorry to hear of the kidney stone. Have they just informed you of it or are you having pain? If they just told you about it, they may very well leave it alone unless it is causing problems or is unusually large and will not be able to pass. Then they will blast it. I am sort of a kidney stone manufacturing company or something. I have passed 4 stones in 12 years. about every 3 years or so...OUCH and it's off to the hospital for major drugs to help the pain and vomiting. Once you have experienced the pain of a kidney stone, you will never forget it.

curley
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   Posted 1/15/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
auntkay I sure wised that I knew what to tell you,I do know that they are very painful to pass,when my brother was about 16 he passed had gallstones and I felt so bad for him because it liked to have kiled him.I hope you get some much needed relieve.
Curley
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/16/2008 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kay, Sorry to here about kidney stones. I have not had them yet. Good luck with the doctor.

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lilgeniexol
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   Posted 1/16/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
  Kay- I have had 2 attacks and i can give you some good advice.   First of all cut out all caffiene.  It dehydrates you, and if you get dehydrated you will have an attack.  Second-drink lots and lots of water everyday.  I have not had one problem since doing both of those things.  Stay HYDRATED!

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/16/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi AuntKay, I was just diagnosed with kidney stones through a ct-scan. My GI told me I had to go to an urologist. Went a few weeks ago. He told me that IBDers are susceptible to kidney stones especially if they have had a resection. He said mine were really small but he wants to do all kinds of tests to determine what kind of stones they are and what is causing it. So I just did a 48 hour urine test this weekend. Have a blood test and another xray scheduled for in a few more weeks. He said that unless I start having problems with them, we'll probably just have x-rays taken once a year to see if they are progressing.

I hope that answers any questions you might have
Vicky / 48 years old
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stkitt
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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Afternoon, this is Kitt.  Very small stones might pass without causing much pain.  Larger stones can block the flow of urine if they get stuck in the ureters, bladder or urethra. 
Kidney stones do not usually cause any symptoms until they start to pass.  Some symptoms might include:
  • Extreme pain in your back or side that will not go away
  • Blood in your urine
  • Fever and chills
  • Vomiting

Treatment depends on the type of kidney stone. It feels to me like Vicky has a good physician and is receiving the best treatment.
Take care and Keep posting. Gentle Hugs


 
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auntkay
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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I do know that it's a large stone and my symptoms are lower back pain,nauseas and blood in my urine the stone is obstructing. Thats all i know right now i'm sure i'll know more tomorrow. thanks for the replies

Kay

Cliffster51
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   Posted 1/17/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi All,

I have had about 4 stones in the last 15 years and yes, once you have one, you'll never forget it and you never want it back........For me, extreme stress seems to make them move.  However, my poor older brother pops them out the rate of 3 -6 per year.  I felt so bad for him that I wrote a song about kidney stones to an old Monkees tune.  He loved it, so if there is any humor in having a kidney stone, it may just be here  http://cliffster51.nfshost.com/Stone.mp3

Let me know if you like it and feel free to pass the link on.


aoccc
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   Posted 1/17/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
ahhh 3-6 a year..that sucks :(

Ides
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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Kay - so sorry that you developed stones. I had 7 back in the '80s. Mine were small and I first found out I had them when one got stuck in my right ureter. It was the worse pain I have ever had in my life. Went on to have 6 more pass over the next 2 years. At theat time, stones too large to pass had to be surgically removed. So being able to blast them now is a definite improvement. If you are symptomatic, I bet that they will recommend you getting it taken care of because it could lead to other problems.

Let us know what the urologist says.
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auntkay
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   Posted 1/17/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Well i'm having a lithotripsy in the morning and my dr. didn't make me feel very good about the procedure. He said he has had it himself and that i may wake up during the procedure to severe pain. What a thing to tell someone right before having it. Anyways it will soon be over thank God. I'll post back later and let you all know how bad it was lol.

Kay

Matthew
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   Posted 1/18/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Gee,
I'm hurt. you didn't ask me directly. When it comes to stones, you know who has been through it all. Every summer. ARRRRRGGGH!
Anyway, Lithotripsy is effective but costly. And for me, it made one big stone into 6-7 smaller ones (Oxalate stones like mine are hard to break) but its preferable to one monster. The ol' basket is good for some, but its extremely painful. Its much cheaper than the Soundwave method, howver.
Most Uros will try to wait & see if a stone will pass on its own, especially if its 5mm or smaller..
At any rate, do this:
Rest
drink about 2 liters of fluids daily ( not caffenaited Beverages like said above, or alcohol drinks,).
Watch for infections of UTI track.
Rember, most stones do pass in time ( It does seem like an eternity, but its not).

I hope everything comes out well for you. Let me know if I can help with an specific advice, ok?

Sincerely,
Matthew

TechChick
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   Posted 1/20/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
auntkay,

Hope the litho went well. In total I've had 4 litho's, 3 basket's for those nasty kidney stones, I've actually lost count of the number thats passed on their own. I do have 1 sitting in my left kidney that is 1 cm in size, scheduled to get it blasted on Feb 7th and a small one in my right kidney.

Just remember to push the fluids to flush those things out. :-)
Thanks!!!! (Hugs)
Heather

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stkitt
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   

aunt Kay.............I am glad your having the stone taken care of and I agree you Dr. was a bit insensitive to tell you may you will wake up.........yikes.  There job is to prevent that from happening.

I am praying for you.......and yes drink like a fish.  lol.
(((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Kitt


 
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Matthew
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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
          I never heard of such a thing. Actually, the "light" sedation from my Litho knocked me out almost 9 hours. I was totally out. It wasn't painful at all!
   I hope all goes well for you, let us know if they got it & turned it to dust.
 
    Sincerely,
    Matthew

auntkay
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   Posted 1/21/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for checking on me guys! I had the litho and much to my surprise it wasn't painful at all. Ive been straining my urine and looks like some of the stone has passed. I have a question how do you know that all of the stone has passed? Matthew the light sedation and pain meds had me out of it all day. I just hope this is a one time thing as i see it's not for many of you. Take care hugs
Kay

Matthew
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   Posted 1/21/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm, I passed a bunch 2-3 days after mine. Than had one fragment ( big enough to cause some temporary Renal Colic!) a few days later. You know when you stop seeing stone bits & feeling mild to moderate discomfort.
BTW, please make sure you get those pieces analyzed. This is important so as to predict your future with the miserable things.

Glad to hear all went well, & I sincerely hope you never have another one!

Sincerely,
Matthew
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