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   Posted 1/25/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
nono  I went for my follow up visit yesterday my dr. said that it looked good and i passed the stone. Then went on to tell me i have another one thats smaller and is still in the kidney. His plan is to have an xray in three months and if it's grown then i may have to have the same procedure again .So Matthew does this become an on going problem is my dr. following the normal treatments. thanks for all the replies to my last post .

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   Posted 1/25/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Kay I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that you will be able to pass this one as well ....

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   Posted 1/25/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Kay, I was able to retrieve one of the stones I passed and they sent it for analysis. When they determined what is was made of, they had me reduce my dietary intake of those things. When I did that, I never had anymore. I also became very systematic about my fluid/water intake because good hydration helps prevent stone formation. However, I have since read that studies have shown dietary restrictions might not help reduce stone formation. I am too far removed from my kidney stone days to be up-to-date on this. Just thought I would tell you what worked for me.
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   Posted 1/25/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I just seem to always grow these things. I think I will stop sending them in for analysis and instead gather several to make into an interesting necklace! What do you think? :-)

And yes, they like to monitor them with periodic x-rays. It sounds like your doctor is right on.

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   Posted 1/26/2008 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kay, I keep you in my thoughts and hope you pass this stone.

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   Posted 1/26/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
My bout with a kidney stone was the worse night in my life. But ten years later I have never had another one (I was told not to drink tap water becasue the water where I lived was very mineral rich). I hope that you are able to pass yours and they stop growing back on you.

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   Posted 1/26/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thinking of you and yes I feel your Dr. is doing the right thing monitoring you.  I am sorry this has to happen to you.  Hugs to you.

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   Posted 1/26/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
cipro is very bad for forming kidney stones,also. i have had several even without having crohns and the pain is unreal...15 on a 1-10 scale. worse than birth. you have my thoughts and prayers.

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   Posted 1/26/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Auntkay, thereare also medications your urolgist can prescribe that you take daily to reducethe likelihood of forming future stones. This usually requires a 24-hour urine collection test to determine your susceptibility andwhat types of stones you are most likely to have. The meds apparently help dissolve some of the minerals that form stones before they can do so. Might ask about this, as it seems you are prone to stone formation, as many Crohns patients are.

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   Posted 1/26/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Sounds like my first bout with major stone attacks. After passing #1, I was told there was a #2. I passed that, & had #3 lithotripsed. My stones are never loners.
Again, has your stone or its material been analyzed? What its made of is a good indicator of future problems.
Well, I'll pray you haven't become another "Stoner" crohnie, OK?


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   Posted 1/26/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Matthew, my doctor has not analyzed my stone he didn't even tell me to strain my urine the nurse said i could to see if it was passing. He did say that there were meds i could take ,but that i wouldn't like them. I told him that i'm already on more meds than i care to be on so were not going down that road yet. I guess i'll wait and see if this one gets any larger then i'll ask him about analyzing it to see what my future holds. Thanks for all the info guys!


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   Posted 1/27/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Darn, that is odd. They always want to know what stones are made of. I'm a little concerned about you Uro right now. this is important info, why wouldn't they prusue this?

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