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Category Archives: Kidney Stones
Dear Sir, I am from Pakistan. I am 29 years old male. There is a 20 mm stone in the lower pole of my left kidney due to an infection also in my kidney. My urine report shows + albumin and pus 60-70, red cell 10-15 in 10 ml quantity of urine. Creatinine is 1.02 in blood test. My urologist has checked the ultrasound and CT KUB and now his advice for a kidney working test to check how much % of the kidney is working. After that, he suggested PCNL or lithotripsy. Please advice me what should I have to do. I am depressed very badly due to this disease.
If this is an infection stone, it must be removed. The problem that you describe is a urological surgical problem. A urologist is a surgeon. I am a nephrologist and do not have any surgical expertise. I suggest that you … Continue reading →
My mother is kidney patient since 20 years. She has stones that were built. Uric acid, creatinine and BUN are normal.
Your mother should be evaluated for her kidney stone disease by a nephrologist and a urologist to determine if stones are still present and why the stones are forming. A 24 hour urine collection and further studies will need to … Continue reading →
What is the name of a genetic kidney defect that causes the ureters to be too small and cause serious problems with stones. Is it potentially life threatening?
I am unable to provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. The general area of genetic disease is known as congenital abnormalities of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) however, the exact diagnosis would require consultation … Continue reading →
My mother is 87 and has had CKD for several years after a kidney was removed for a small tumor. Her GFR is down to 17 and her creatinine is 2.6. She controls her pre-diabetic condition and high blood pressure with medication. Although she should avoid sugar and high-potassium foods, she eats just about everything. She complains of diarrhea sometimes and says it is because of the CKD. Is diarrhea a symptom of CKD and what should she do to reverse or stop the progression of her CKD?
It is generally impossible to reverse chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD, once established is permanently present. In most cases, we try to preserve as much kidney function as we can and avoid treatments and medications that might reduce kidney function. … Continue reading →
I had a diverticulitis and was referred to have a ct scan to make sure I didn’t have an abbess. Since the diverticulitis I changed my eating habits. The scan revealed a1.8cm kidney stone in my left kidney lower pole. Should I have the stone removed? Could leaving it cause problems later on? I’m a 62 year old healthy male. Exercise regularly good eating habits don’t drink or smoke. My BMI is 23.9 Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.
Stone disease should be evaluated by a urologist. The decision about management of kidney stones is a surgical decision and a urologist is a surgeon. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery. I suggest consultation with a urologist. … Continue reading →
I have suffered with kidney stones for the past 20 years. The first one was a staghorn and had to be surgically removed and they have continued to come back. However, the past month I’ve been exhausted with back and leg pain and constantly itching. I had a blood test and my GFR is 68 Creatinine 86 Urea 2.4 Haemoglobin 161 Mean cell count 103.0. I am very concerned as my mother and brother died from kidney failure :( should I be concerned?
I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. The problem that you describe sounds like a urological problem and should be evaluated by a urologist. I suggest you consult with your primary care … Continue reading →
I went to the hospital last week with elevated blood pressure, when it got to 195/120 they gave me nitro. They ran a CT of my chest and it says Incidental 4 mm Non Obstructive Left Renal Calyceal Calculus. I understand that is a kidney stone not causing any problems. Then they ran a ultrasound that revealed mild right pelvocaliectasis, the doctors said there is a blockage fluid causing swelling of my right kidney. The urinalysis showed blood, urine 2+ and RBC Urine 5-10 (norm 0 – 4). My creatitine was 1.24 and my GFR was 49. My blood ammonia level was 48 on 7/25/16. I am having massive headaches, pain in my right side and back and my blood pressure has not stabilized. I have had nausea and vomiting intermittently since I was released. I was advised by a urologist that while these are abnormal they are not abnormal enough to be concerned about. Do you think I have any reason to investigate this further or just wait for the symptoms to pass. I am going to PCP for help with the blood pressure.
The problem that you identify is a urological problem and must be evaluated and treated by a urologist. I cannot make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. Further testing may be needed by the urologist. I … Continue reading →
Does a kidney have to be removed if it has a filtration rate of 17% because it has a staghorn calculus size 4 x 2.5 x 3 cm?
The question that you ask is a urological question. I am a nephrologist and do not perform surgery. You must consult with a urologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Hello, I am looking for an explanation of why I have experienced UTI’s at least monthly since my early teens. I am a 28 yr old female with no significant medical history other than preterm labor for both of my pregnancies and eventual hysterectomy at age 22. I have been experiencing these infections and experience blood in my urine very frequently. I have never sought treatment other than to get antibiotics which I don’t always do as I have gotten used to it happening so often I have a supply of over the counter UTI pain relief (AZO) which I now need to take 4 of to get relief and about 30 minutes after taking them experience crippling kidney pain that is beyond description but only lasts for 5-10 minutes and then just goes away. I was diagnosed with kidney stones last week after an ER visit and still have not passed them. Am I just prone to these infections or is it something more significant?
Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) should not be this frequent. You should be evaluated by a urologist to determine if you have abnormal anatomy that would predispose you to frequent infections. For more information on UTI’s click here:
Hi, my question is I have cysts and a small tumor on my left kidney and the right kidney has kidney stones. What I can do?
The problem that you pose is a urological question. You should consult with a urologist. This is a surgical problem. I am a nephrologist and not a surgeon. A urologist is a surgeon and best able to evaluate and recommend … Continue reading →