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Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome Cause Kidney Stones
Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.
Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theory is that the adrenal glands "wear out" after a prolonged stress leading to fatigue. There is no evidence or reason to believe this occurs. When the adrenals are damaged or fail in conditions such as addison's disease -- ...Read more
Will having kidney stones cause me even greater issues because I also have Multiple Sclerosis? I'm in pain and extra fatigued.
Comments: Kidney stones are miserable and probably one of the most intense pains that humans can encounter, but will not make MS worse or trigger a relapse. If the stones are a nidus of infection, this could be an answer for your bladder infection. There is no causal relation between kidney stones and MS, and you could consider lithotripsy to deal with these. ...Read more
I have already passed 2 kidney stones and 3 days ago I felt a similar pain on my left side lately I have been extremely fatigued, could it be related?
Not: Fatigue is unrelated but the pain in your lt. Side might be passing stone. If you have had radiographic studies when you passed the 2 stones, that study may show if there were more stones in the left kidney (it depends how long ago you passed the 2 stones). A KUB (just a plain xray)& kidney sonogram would help. If still having pain, CT-ivp with contrast would be more diagnostic. Call doctor. Good luck ...Read more
I have a kidney stone that is 7 mm and is blocking one of my ureters and its infected. Now I'm extremely weak and fatigued. Should I go to the ER?
Yes: This could lead to a serious infection if the obstruction is not relieved. Since you are having symptoms already, it's time to get this cared for ...Read more
Would a CT scan without contrast for possible kidney stones also show if there were adrenal tumors? Dr said CT was normal.
CT likely would show: Presence go an adrenal tumor unless it was very small. ...Read more
Had CT w/o contrast of kidneys to check for kidney stones - was normal. Would adrenal tumor/mass have shown up if present?
After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?
Adrenal tumor: Requires further evaluation - most of these are not carcinoma but are adenoma - not malignant. However, malignancy is possible. The tumor can be functional - secreting excess hormones -- or non functional - just a growth. Workup requires blood and urine testing and additional imaging tests. Work up Is essential. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was I misdiagnosed?
Should I contact a different doctor for adrenal mass went to a urologist after a CT scan for kidney stones showed an adrenal mass. Urologist sent me for a MRI and had me do a 24 hour urine test to see why I had kidney stones. I am more worried about the
The most common: Adrenal mass seen in about 15% of patients is an adrenal adenoma which is a benign tumor. It is easy to characterize on MRI because we can show there is fat in the tumor. This usually (94% accurate) means that the adrenal tumor is benign. But we make sure by following the tumor with additional MRI studies, which do not use harmful radiation. Ultrasound is not as accurate for followup. ...Read more
My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker. She has had extreme fatigue, blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?
Infection or tumor: The most likely reason is infection of the kidney...Your doctor will check the urine and prescribe antibiotics. A less likely reason is a tumor in the kidney or nearby. This may need a urologists help. It could still be a kidney stone that was not seen on the ct, which also needs a urologists help. ...Read more
I have reocurring uti's it makes symptoms of depression/anxiety worse. Nausea, migraine, dizziness, tiredness. I've had kidney stones removed yearsago?
Recurrent UTI's: Any chronic recurrent illness can cause depression/anxiety. Have your cultures been positive lately to rule out interstitial cystitis? Perhaps it is time to follow up with your urologist to discuss it. Drink water until your urine is light yellow. Recurrent infections often happen from sexual intercourse or wiping back to front. Exercise and fish oil omega 3 and antidepressants can help, too. ...Read more
Yes If obstructing: If its an obstructing renal stone causing hydronephrosis, urinary collecting system dilatation, you are most likely also have associated symptoms of flank pain possibly radiating to the groin, +/- fever and blood tinged urine.The stone and the pain associated with it can cause your pressure to rise. BP will fall back to baseline when the stone passes and the pain resolves. No if it's not obstructing. ...Read more
Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 2-3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more
Yes and no: Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone. ...Read more
Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...Read more
The following: Dehydration causes concentrated urine containing xs salts which precipitate & once tiny "kernel" forms more salts come out of solution & stone develops. Can be metabolic causing xs calcium, uric acid etc in urine. Anatomic congenital or acquired obstruction-> "urinary stagnation". Stone can form around mucus or bacterial debris. Prevent by copious water intake, minimal dietary salt or? Medication. ...Read more
The trio: Dehydration + diet+ being overweight. The most common cause of kidney stones is not drinking enough water. (10glasses/day). Another reason is a diet high in protein, sodium, and oxalate-rich foods (dark green veggies). Being overweight increased calcium in the urine leading to kidney stones. These are the most important prevention measures for controlling these risk factors. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more