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dunny2
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   Posted 5/8/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm having pulsating pain in both kidney areas. It's getting extremely uncomfortable and worrying.
I've had this pain before but usually in the one area, and it usually indicates a kidney stone, but
never on both sides. Any ideas anyone??
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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Charlee
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   Posted 5/8/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky,

I guess the possibily of it being kidney stones in both kidneys is not impossible. Maybe another suggesstion could be that of a bilateral kidney infection? Sorry I cant help to much, but best to get it checked out. Drink plenty of clear fluids and keep the salt down. Seek advice from the doc.

Hope your better soon

Charlee
37y/o female from Australia
Dx: crohns april 2010
Meds: Currently : prednisone, calcium, vit d, nexium, probiotics, fish oil


spookyh
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   Posted 5/8/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
The only time I've had pulsing pain in both kidneys was when I was having a bad reaction to my (last) remicade infusion.

If I were you, I'd make a trip to the ER or Urgent Care just to play it safe.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


dunny2
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   Posted 5/8/2010 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
spookyhurst, it's funny you should say that, when I had my last Remi infusion, several years ago, I went into anaphylactic
shock, and after they pulled me through that I had immense bi-lateral kidney pain, just like you said. The nurse & doc at
the time didn't know what it was, and it went away. Now years later I'm getting it again!! I'm not taking anything new. However
they did a urinalysis a couple weeks ago & it had lots of blood & protein. Oh darn I don't want to go to the ER...
Vicky

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

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Becky77
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   Posted 5/8/2010 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been having the pain? If it came on gradually, I'd think it was a kidney infection. If it came out of nowhere, I'd go with another stone. Either way, you know how much pain you can tolerate, and you probably know yourself well enough to know when it's time to go to the ER.

When you had kidney stones in the past, did you see a specialist, or just your PCP. Maybe you could give whoever you saw before for the stones a call and see if they can do tests (a CT) to check for stones, and avoid an ER visit...that is if you can make it until Monday so they can do all the preauthorization stuff for your insurance. Sometimes when I feel really bad, but it's something that's happened before, my dr will do tests first, then see me in the office if it's needed.

I hope you get things figured out and feel better soon!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!


staroflife911
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   Posted 5/8/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
You did describe the classic signs of a kidney stone.. especially if it seems to feel better when you are up moving around as opposed to sitting still. What did they say was the cause for all the blood and protein in your urine? They did address it didn't they?

dunny2
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   Posted 5/9/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
You know something, that's the one thing that's ticking me off. Both doc's are aware of my "kidney problem" but it
never seems to go any where. I saw a nephrologist one time while I was in hospital, and he was going to do a biopsy,
I never heard no more. I give up.

The pain has come on again out of nowhere, and it does hurt more when I'm sitting, however this not like the regular
renal colic I get. I usually get more in the front going around to the flank, and I also throw up. This is all back, and although
I feel nauseated and have a headache, no vomiting.

It seems to be worse this morning, so I may not be able to wait, but I'm gonna try...
Vicky

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

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Nanners
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   Posted 5/9/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Vicky please don't wait! At least go to the urgent clinic. Keeping you in my prayers. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

mtgman
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   Posted 5/9/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
go to the hodpital- they should at least do a CT scan to see if there are any stones. i've had about 8 of them now and the pain has at times radiated to both sides.
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently off Pred.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 1st Remicade infusion a week and a half ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.


dunny2
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   Posted 5/9/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh guys, please don't make me go. It won't kill me will it??
Vicky

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

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


MToronto2
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   Posted 5/9/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
We can't make you do anything, we can only suggest strongly that you go.

Get a book, music, if your laptop has wireless, bring it too (hosps often have wireless for patients, you just have to ask).

ER visits suck, we all know this, but kidney damage sucks more.

Let us know how things go, your are in our thoughts, hugs.
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.

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