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Kidney stones, blood in urine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :how can i help you
User :   Hi, I need to ask some questions about kidney stones.
Doctor :ok
User :   I am 32 F
User :   2 weeks ago i woke up and had blood in my urine in the morning
User :   just started suddenly
Doctor :   ok
User :   they put me on Cipro and did urine culture
Doctor :is this the first time you had blood in urine
User :   yes
User :   they found no infection in my urine
Doctor :   ok]
User :   doctor gave me an ultrasound of the kidney and said i have a stone in the right kidney
Doctor :ok
User :   then he gave me a prescription for Darvocet and told me to go home and good luck
User :   That same evening I went to the ER because I was so scared
User :   they did a CAT scan, which confirmed the kidney stone, 4 mm in the right mid pole
Doctor :ok
User :   they told me they are not sure if it is the kidney stone causing the blood in my urine and crampy back pain
Doctor :ya
User :   they said usually when the stone is in the kidney, it does not cause pain and does not cause blood
Doctor :kidney stones do cause back pain and blood in urine
User :   so they said I need to see a urologist
Doctor :   they have suggested right
Doctor :   you need to see an urologist
User :   yes, i've read that they cause back pain and blood in urine, but in the ER they told me that the blood and pain only starts when the stone moves into the ureter
Doctor :   they will remove the stones
User :   no one seems to want to remove the stones, they just keep telling me to go home and it will pass
Doctor :   some times the small stone would have been passed causing thsi symptom
User :   i've had blood in my urine for 2 weeks and crampy low back pain all across my back, not only on the right
Doctor :   ok
User :   well, i know the stone hasn't passed because i just had the CAT scan on Saturday night
Doctor :   About 90% of the stones 4mm or less in size will pass psontaneously
User :   well one of my questions is why am i bleeding if the stone is still in the kidney? they say i shouldn't start bleeding until it moves into the ureter
Doctor :Stones more than 6mm requires some intervention
User :   they said maybe it never will move into the ureter and it will stay in the kidney
Doctor :   have you seen a urologist
User :   no, i don't have the money to go
Doctor :you need to see a urologist to make sure you need the intervention or not
Doctor :when the last scan was done where dis the stone was actually located
User :   right kidney, mid pole, non-obstructing
Doctor :Blood in urine can occur due to minor damage to the wall of kidney
User :   does the stone move around in the kidney?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it does not move around the kidney
Doctor :   it may come down and get lodged in ureter or urinary bladder
User :   I am very very scared, I can't even sleep or eat
User :   i have been taking Xanax and it doesn't help
User :   i don't know what to do
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry
Doctor :   ii will occur in many
User :   i have read all the horror stories about people and their kidney stones
User :   and how the pain is worse than anything in the world
Doctor :   the size is small it can come out on its own
Doctor :   you need to drink lot of water atround 2-2.5 liters per day
Doctor :   so that stone can be passed easily
User :   I will have to go to the hospital right? for the morphine?
Doctor :   if the pain is severe you may need painkillers other wise not
Doctor :   there is also something called water therapy
Doctor :   where you are injected with intravenous fluids
User :   i am so scared i have been drinking only a little water
User :   i am so scared to dislodge the stone
Doctor :   with many bottle of saline and water sothat you pass the stones
User :   i don't want it to come out
Doctor :   if the stone is inside you will be getting the pain frequently
User :   yes but not the severe pain
User :   i only have very dull pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if you can tolerate the pain then fine
Doctor :   but drink lot of water
User :   have you seen people passing kidney stones? do they come in screaming?
Doctor :   no it will not pain
Doctor :   it just comes out in urine since the size is very small
User :   people say it's worse than fire and worse than getting shot :(
User :   i can't live with this fear
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   no it is just stories
User :   i hope you are right
Doctor :   Donot worry too much
User :   because i am beyond terrified, i have completely stopped functioning in all aspects of life
Doctor :   do you have any more queries
User :   no, thanks
Doctor :   there is no need to think too much for small reasons
Doctor :   it is quite normal in many of them
Doctor :   drink lot of water
Doctor :   you also need to do some dietary modifications
User :   ok i know ;(
Doctor :   then fine
User :   ok, well thanks for your help
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
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