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Category Archives: Kidney Stones
I just had a kidney biopsy. Results were that I have ATN. My nephrologist is baffled as to what caused it. They found kidney stones on a CT Scan. Could they be the cause of ATN?
I am not aware of kidney stones as a cause of acute tubular necrosis (ATN) as a cause of acute kidney injury. I am not able to relate kidney stones to ATN.
What is the procedure available for a patient suffer from a stone with a 15mm size in urethra (tube)?
The question that you pose is a urological problem and must be addressed to a urologist. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery. For more information on kidney stones click here.
I have Stage 3 CKD. During the last 5 weeks, my creatinine has increased from 1.5 to 2.7. Would you have any reason why this would happen? I am also a double lung transplant of 8 1/2 yrs.
I am unable to provide a diagnosis without performing a complete history and physical examination. This is a remarkable decrease in your kidney function. You should discuss this with your transplant physician. Some of the medications you take for transplantation … Continue reading →
I am 38 yrs. old with high blood pressure, which is usually around 150/92 with BP meds. I have a history of UTI’s and kidney stones. When I was 22, doctors were concerned that I would lose my left kidney due to untreated kidney stone for a least a month. For the past year, I experience pain, needle sensation on that side from time to time. Today I went to my MD because I am having pain on L side of back from rib cage down L leg and radiating across the front in lower abs. She sent me home thinking it is sciatic pain but I have never had back issues and have not done anything to injure it. Also, I had a blood test a week ago which showed high phosphorus level. What are your thoughts?
I am unable to make a diagnosis of kidney disease based on the information that you present. Some of the symptoms you have could be from kidney stones, but I cannot be sure. A high phosphorus level does not necessarily … Continue reading →
Chronic, recurrent, oxalate/phosphate/uric acid stones. I was blessed with my first stone at 14 y.o. and it’s just gotten worse ever since. I was medically retired at 23 from the Army because of it. No doctor’s can seem to figure out exactly what the problem is, and now I’m 26 and I’ve had over 400 stones, and 9 surgeries to treat stones too large to pass. The largest I’ve passed was 9mm, largest shocked: 16mm. The older I get, the more I get. Any ideas what’s wrong with me? I’m healthy (I think), 6’0, 185 lbs, 26 y.o., white male, no other medical issues.
You need to be seen by a nephrologist who is interested in kidney stones. You should have a complete history and physical examination and have a 24 hour urine performed for supersaturation profile and blood chemistry analysis. You should be … Continue reading →
A patient has stones in both kidneys and hydronephrosis. What should be the treatment, stone removal first or treatment for fluid in kidney? Is it dangerous?
The stone needs to be removed. You should consult with a urologist. A urologist removes the stone. A nephrologist prevents future stones from occurring. For more information about kidney stone treatment click here For more information about hydronephrosis click here … Continue reading →
Can decreased kidney function cause kidney stones? I was diagnosed with decreased kidney function due to long term usage of NSAID’s. My doctor told me to immediately stop taking the NSAID and within two months I had kidney stones.
Kidney stones are very common. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) also have kidney stones. I do not think that CKD is a cause for kidney stones.
What does it mean when a doctor says the kidney is like stone and I couldn’t remove it during surgery?
These are not medical terms. I am not able to interpret this meaning. You should discuss this with the physician who made the claim.
You must see a urologist for kidney stones. A urologist treats kidney stones. I am a nephrologist and my practice is to treat patients to prevent kidney stones.
I have a kidney stone too large to pass. I have blood in my urine at least twice a week and bouts with infection. My doctor won’t do anything but requests that I get dialysis. Is there more that can be done?
Kidney stones are treated by urologists. You should see a urologist. I am a nephrologist and do not treat kidney stones, but I do see patients and recommend treatments to prevent kidney stones. You should see a urologist and have … Continue reading →