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Should I ask for a second opinion regarding functioning of kidneys and kidney stones ?

Hi there, I am 49 years of age, female from staffordshire england. I would like to ask some advice about kidney stones . When I was 46 I was diagnosed with 16 kidney stones, 9 in the left, 7 in the right. My urologist performed all the usual tests which were normal. I was told they were embedded and I probably would never pass them,so I have yearly check ups. I am in pain most of the time but he tells me I shouldnt be and its dismissed. Recently on my yearly visit he told me that they had moved and I had a ct scan . He said the kidneys were draining well and there were no blockages so Ill see him again in a year. When I first found out I had kidney stones I was also referred to a nephrologist because of protein in my urine. She advised I had stage three kidney disease caused by the kidney stones then referred me back to GP to monitor my kidney function every 6 months. My recent kidney function test has gone down again it is now 50. I am in pain most of the time in my kidneys especially the right. Is this normal procedure or should i look for a second opinion.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jul 2011
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you have done ct scan what is the report . the stone in the kidney is as was previously. the stone can be browken by laser treatment, the pain is due to stone. thake second opinion. the current report of ct scan /USG/ Xray any one is needed. hope you understand
wishing you good health.
Answered: Sat, 30 Jul 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
You remain in contact with your nephrologist for any further damage in the kidney or rising of your blood pressure.
You ask for how much damage is done by stones and what about kidney function of both the kidneys.I think there is no requirement of second opinion.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 30 Jul 2011
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