UTI or kidney stone??

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dunny2
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   Posted 10/11/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to my primary care doc on Wednesday. I told her I had some groin/pelvic pain, a little discomfort with urination, plus
I'm seeing what looks like broken up pill fragments (tiny). That was the only way I could describe it!
She did a urinalysis and there was a lot of blood, with some protein.... Well to cut a long story short, she's put me on anti biotics,
in case the culture comes back with bacteria, but she also wants me to get an xray to check for stones.
My question is, do I wait on the xray, which will have a deductible on it until I have the culture results? I was pretty sure this was
a UTI, but I've had the meds a couple of days now, but the pain seems to be getting worse.
Has anyone else noticed stuff floating with a stone?
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis
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Matthew
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   Posted 10/11/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Flecks of solid material in your urine strongly hint at ongoing stone formation..
BTW, UTI's are FAR from rare in males, IME. Unfortunately.

Matthew

broomhilda
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   Posted 10/11/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Is your urine cloudy? Good sign of UTI. I'm with Matthew, sounds like a stone to me. Welcome to our world...passed two of 'em myself last week followed with a UT scan that confirmed it. I'm a rooky with the kidney stones but if you have passed one it can iritate the ureter(s), tube from the kidney to the bladder and cause an infection also. Drink plenty of water and lots of cranberry juice if you're stomach can handle it. I have to cut the cranberry juice with ginger ale or apple juice. Too much acid straight for me. Hope you're feelin better soon.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


tinglebell
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   Posted 10/11/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
There is usually a lot of pain with a kidney stone. But sometimes it can get stuck in the ureter (tube from kidney to bladder) and can cause an infection. Yes, you can get clumps in your urine with an infection, with blood also. The culture will tell if you are on the right antibiotic. Hope you feel better soon.
DIANNE
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dunny2
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   Posted 10/12/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys, I think it's bit of stone I'm seeing... I guess I'll play the waiting game.

Matthew, do you get headaches with yours?
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


Matthew
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   Posted 10/12/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
No, but I get really restless & agitated before an attack of Renal Colic ( The crampy agony that occurs from blocked ureters). Its sorta like a Migraine aURA BUT NO REAL HEADACHE.
btw, STILL STONE FREE THIS YEAR! woohoooo!!!!!

Matthew

lab3
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   Posted 10/20/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Matthew or anyone who knows about this,

I have a question about kidney stones. I have had a couple in the past. Recently, a day in a half ago, started with lt sided back pain. It hurt for a few hours that morning and then that afternoon, I just didn't feel well. Now, on Monday I am having intermittent pain in my left side, and a mild pain in my right side of my back. I am trying to drink a lot of water, in case it is UTI or kidney stone. What does it sound like to you? I drink about 1 gallon of tea a day, and I think that may be my problem. Also, the other morning there was blood in my urine.

Thank you

gachrons
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   Posted 10/20/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I think you should maybe get it checked if yo uare having blood in urine hopefully Mat will come on to help.

Good luck Vicky. Hope this gets better soon. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


MikeB
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   Posted 10/20/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Catch your urine stream in a fine meshed strainer. If there are particles, check consistency. If they feel hard or gritty you are very likely passing small stones and that would account for your symptoms. Also, drink lots of lemonade. The acid in it will help dissolve stones and also kill some bacteria. And yes the Xray should be a definitive test for any stone(s) still caught in the urinary tract. You do NOT want a full-blown stone attack and blockage, as the pain is pretty close to the 10 at the top of the scale right up there with "stepped on by horse" or "bullet wound to abdomen." Not much hurts worse, and it can land you in the operating room as well.

lab3
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   Posted 10/20/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks guys, I appreciate all of the help.  The pain in my left side as pretty much subsided.  However, I am currently having pretty intense pain in my right side.  I was in class earlier this evening, and could hardly sit still.  I was almost in tears, and could feel myself breaking out in a mild sweat. It hurt!!!!!

L

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