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Kidney Stones And Numbness In Your Feet
I woke up with my hand completely numb. I take oxycodone but only because I have kidney stones. I haven't taken morethan I should. What could be the cause of the numbness?
Is hand still numb?:
Your hand may have been "asleep" from the position you were in when sleeping. If that numbness has gone away, that was probably the cause.
If it is still numb, please see your doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible to find out what is wrong. ...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
Last 2 times kidney stones feet would swell and get discolored almost bruising blotches, is this normal?
I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?
Gout can begin stone: Yiu may not have gout but gout can begin wiht kidney stones a nd 10 years later gout attacks. Is your stone a uric acid stone or a calcium stone with a uric acid center. The nerve pain is another issue that needs to be clarified. One uric acid level is not enough to diagnose gout. Gout is best diagnosed by finding urate crystals in the joint. See your physiciasn with this information ...Read more
Not unusual: Unusual sensations (pain, tingling, numbness) in head of penis, often accompanied by a feeling of urinary urgency or burning, are quite common as a stone is passing through the lower part of the urinary tract from the opening of the ureter into the bladder and out through the urethra related to irritation and inflammation. These sensations usually resolve within 24-48 hrs after stone passage. ...Read more
I have a kidney stone the size of a third of a bb. I can't get over this numb/tingly feeling in lower right abdomen?
I have had on going problems with my health I have been to many docs so far they haven't found out what is wrong with me except I have kidney stones but they won't pass.. I wake up all thru the night w my hands numb. But also so painful burning bone brea
Be patient: The practice of medicine (which is diagnosing disease) can be very difficult. Make sure you and your physician keep all possibilities on the table, both physical and non-physical causes. ...Read more
An 84 yr 86 lb female, lg kidney stones in both. Unable to walk due foot swelling °en. Bone loss w/spurs in lower back. Is surgery an option.
Perhaps: The answer really depends on the overall health of the patient as well as the size and location of the stones, all of which determine what type of surgical procedure would be best for her specific case. Her treating physicians will consult with the urologist to decide if surgery is best for her. ...Read more
I had a stent put in my ureter because they thought I had kidney stones. Turns out, my ureter is like an "S" shape. They proceeded to put the stent in anyways and now I'm in critical pain and my kidney seems to be "contracting" or having a spasm...the
My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones. Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.
Here are some…: Thus far, potassium citrate has remained the most tolerable, available drug for urinary stone prevention. To make potassium citrate more palatable or tolerable, you may adjust its dose under professional guidance. Besides, maintaining a daily urinary output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by some 50% are essential. ...Read more
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more
A metabolic work-up: The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...Read more
Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more
Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Depends on site: If the stone is in the ureter (kidney to bladder tube), there is something call "peristalsis", which helps move things along. That would mean a periodicity to the pain: every few minutes. However, if the stone is in the kidney, and blocking the exit, it may be a constant pain; if it is in the urethra (exiting), it may be excrutiating and constant! ...Read more
ESWL, fluids, etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Medical "expulsive therapy" involves using one or more medications (tamsulisin, ketorolac etc) to dilate and/or relax the ureter, in conjunction with pain control and vigorous oral hydration. The success rate of this approach depends on the size of the stone, your particular ureteral anatomy and your willingness to endure some discomfort in the process. ...Read more
Flank pain & colic.: Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth. There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. ...Read more
No: This is too large to pass. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. A 7.5 mm stone should be referred to a urologist for treatment options. ...Read more
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more
Be thankful!: Consider an ultrasound to see if there are other stones hiding in your kidneys and to make sure you don't have hydronephrosis (enlargement of the urine collecting part of the kidney) on the side of the stone. If you've "saved" the stone, get it analyzed to see its composition. This could help direct dietary changes or medical therapy to prevent more stones especially if you've passed more than 1. ...Read more
1.1cm: Is a relatively large stone, and may lead to problems in the future, even though now it is non-obstructing. Discuss the risks/benefits with your Urologist in an informed decision making conversation/visit and decide the best option for your specific case. Good luck. ...Read more
Drink: If the stone is in the kidney you may have to do nothing. If you have pain the stone has moved and lodged in the drainage system. If this occurs drink lots of fluid. The extra urine output should distend the drainage system making it easier for the stone to pass and less likely for it to cause obstruction. Severe pain, nausea or vomiting go to er. It should be small enough to pass on its own. ...Read more
Kidney stone.: Mm or cm? A stone 5mm in size or smaller should pass, albeit with some degree of pain and with drinking lots of water. Bigger stones have a very good chance of getting stuck, which can lead to crazy pains and infections, too. At that size, it should pass, and when it does you need to catch it (urinate into coffee filter) and have it sent to lab for metabolic analysis. ...Read more
Nephrolithiasis: Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size they can cause obstruction of the ureter. Ureteral obstruction can cause pain, vomiting, blood in urine., the pain typically comes and goes in waves lasting 20 to 30 minutes. ...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
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