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Kidney Stone Elevated Crp And Elevated Platelets
What does it mean if you are prone to getting kidney stones and have regularly elevated neutrophil counts and elevated c reactive protein?
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
What is ANA CRP and ESR test serum TSH and urine g e? Is there any link to vitamin d deficiecny or kidney stones?
All can be connected: Too difficult to answer on here. See your doctor for an explanation. ...Read more
50+ days ago went to ER w/ kidney stone. CBC showed elevated WBC. ER & PCP doctor were not concerned. Is this normal? Makes me nervous about cancer.
Many things elevate: The white cell count is elevated in response to many things including pain associated with a kidney stone. If the elevation was mild to moderate and the distribution of white cells was the expected distribution, then there is nothing to worry about. If it was severely elevated and with an unusual distribution of the different types of white cells then there is something to worry about. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Making existing stones disappear or preventing stone recurrence has always excited the patients with urinary stones, but there has been no constant reliable remedies for these goals, but keeping urine diluted to impossibly form stone crystals in kidneys and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meats, & dairy products by >50% could make a difference in reducing stone recurrence. More? Ask Doc.. ...Read more
Probable PNL: 2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy. This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive). ...Read more
Location dependent: Dependent on the location of the stone. Stone inside the kidney are usually asymptomatic unless they move. In the proximal ureter the usually case back/flank pain and the stone moves done the ureter the pain may become more abdominal and refer to the groin as it gets closer to the bladder. ...Read more
Most...: Nowadays, most kidney stone procedures are done as outpatients with occasional cases requiring short hospital stay. How long the time is required to recover is decided and adjusted to meet individual need, largely depending upon patient's pain threshold/tolerance/coping ability and the complexity of procedures. At times, political correctness may come to play. So, ask urologist for detail. ...Read more
Imaging.: Usually, the only way to know where a kidney stone is in the urinary tract is by imaging, such as an x-ray or ct scan. Symptoms may sometimes be able to localize the source, such a flank pain indicating the kidney or ureter, and low abdominal pain indicating the bladder, but pain is often referred so the exact location can be difficult to discern. Before any treatment, imaging is used to confirm. ...Read more
Location matters: 9 mm is relatively big for a kidney stone. If it is lodged in your the tube that the urine travels in to get to your bladder (ureter), it would probably block it and cause potential complications and EXTREME pain. Sometimes stones can pass on their own but one of that size may require a procedure called "lithotripsy". Make sure you are followed by a doctor for managing this. ...Read more
Yes u can.: Pain from kidney stones usually occurs as the stone passes through the narrow ureter (tube between kidney and bladder). Once it drops into the bladder there is not much pain. Because the urethra (tube from the bladder to the outside) is larger than the ureters the stone is usually passed easily and without much notice. ...Read more
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Passing kidney stone: Relief, up until that point they can be very 'uncomfortable'. ...Read more
Kidney Boulder: Your doctor may recommend a procedure called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (swl). Swl uses sound waves to create strong vibrations (shock waves) that break the stones into tiny pieces that can be passed in your urine. If that doesn't work then the stone can be surgically removed using small telescopes and instruments inserted through a small incision in your back. ...Read more
Very painful: Passing stone through the ureter causes an intense colicky pain in both men and women. Some women have commented that the pain of passing kidney stone was worse than labor pains. ...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