First time with a kidney stone :S

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 2/11/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, i've previously posted about my recurring pyelonephritis but during my recent stay in hospital a CT scan discovered a kidney stone. The hospital doctor didn't really explain anything to me and i'm waiting on an appointment for the kidney stone clinic.
My hospital discharge notes say i have a small calcification in the right upper calyces..... does anyone have any idea what this actually means???
Been sent home from the hospital with painkillers and anti spasm meds.
I've no idea what to expect at the kidney stone clinic and whats going to happen with the kidney stone thats floating about inside me just now.
Does anyone have any advice at all?
Kerry x

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 2/12/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kerry,

I don't know anything about your other condition but I know a lot about kidney stones, as I suffer from chronic stones.  Stones can be formed by urine staying into the kidney for too long.  If a stone is small, they usually let it try to pass on its own; for larger stones they can go in and take them out,  try lithotripsy (crush them & usually put in a stent for a week or two - not always successful) or for large stones, perform the most extreme - percutaneous nephrostomy: go through the back and take out the stone and put in a drainage tube for 1-3 weeks while the kidney heals.

I'm so sorry that you are unable to go to whoever you want; it took me 7 urologists before they finally found out what was wrong with me.

I hope this answers your questions and you are able to get the help you need quickly!


spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile/many kidney surgeries 5/09 through next summer
There's AWAYS HOPE, there's a doctor out there that WILL help you and things WILL get better :):):):):)

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