Hi, I'm having ongoing kidney pain for the past year.
I do not have a bladder or kidney infection at the moment, but I was having recurring infections after Radical Prostatectomy (year ago) which also caused two bladder neck strictures. Kidney pain started around that time.
At the moment I only have a 1mm stone in the left kidney which I presume should not cause pain
6 months ago I had a 6mm right kidney stone that blocked the Urethrer causing a blood infection, after stent and stone removal the pain reduced but did not go away.
I've had two Renograms (Mag-3)done over the past 2 months showing 67/33% kidney function.
Is overall kidney function based on the higher percentage ie. 67%
Creatinine is now 132umol/l (GFR 52)
December 117umol/l (GFR 58)
November 109 (GFR 63)
I'm surprised at the rate of Creatinine increase as I've reduced sugar intake, the BP is now normal with recent meds, I'm not overweight, don't drink or smoke, I drink about 7 pints of water per day.
I'm wondering if this 20% Creatinine increase is due in part to the Mag3 scan die?
I'm awaiting appointment with Nephrologist.
I was told if kidney pain is due to inflammation it would show up in the blood markers?
I notice kidney pain is worse from using the Jacuzzi or steam room after the gym, I presume it's from the heat?