About Me: Male, 48, Albuquerque, NM, member since Jun 2012
Inherited a tendency to create kidney stones from my mother. She had her right kidney out at age 18 and I had mine out in my late 20's. But around that time my condition changed and instead of calcium-based stones I started creating a dense keratin debris which blocked
[More] my ureter just as a stone would. For years the urologists didn't seem at all interested in this - meanwhile I was going nuts with curiosity as I had never heard of such a thing. This lack of interest/professional curiosity lead me to diagnosing myself. It was eventually confirmed by a biopsy as Keratinizing Desquamative Squamous Metaplasia. There is a list of other medical conditions, but this is the biggie. For now I have a stent in my remaining ureter. Any blockages are bypassed by this.
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