My fiancée has had a lot of problems with kidney stones he has blood in his urine and his back hurts like they are bruised quite often what can we do to help this he has passed 4 stones in the last 8 months and we don't really know what else to do... any advice?
I was born with a condition that causes my body to create kidney stones. I have been to the emergency room 4 or 5 times in the past 18 years for the large stones, small ones pass ok. I understand very well the pain he may be in. My first stone caused bleeding and severe back pain also with pain in the lower abdomen area along with hot/cold flashes and vomiting. It may feel like someone is squeezing your kidney while at the same time stabbing it with an ice pick. I first though it was my appendix. I was wrong.
Go to a doctor and get a ct scan of your kidney, then they should be able to send that info to a urologist that can help you. I have to drink plenty of water every day. Drink enough water to make the urine light yellow to almost clear. Stay away from soft drinks if you can help it and processed foods high in sodium.
I currently have a large one in each kidney right now around 7mm-8mm in size which may require the doctor to blast with ultrasound. This link may be of some help to you- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidney_stone.
Thank u so much for responding we will make sure to try that :-) he was in pain for about 3 weeks and finally passed 2 stones one night then the very next day passed 8 of many sizes all at once! And on the third day he had 2 more! I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes so we're definitely taking him to a specialist and also taking your advice we found a "drink" that claims to help made up of 2oz olive oil and 2oz lemon juice hoping this helps with future stones :-)
HI, I don't have any advise, as I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones too. What I wanted to know was about the lemon/olive oil drink. Could you tell where I can buy it or do I just make it at home and if so mix it half & half and then drink? My doctor did tell me that lemonade was good but lemon juice was best. I just made my own lemonade from lemon juice and water & little bit of stevia so that the lemon juice concentration was higher than normal lemonade. Anything else I can try would be great. I would really like to prevent this from happening again.
Understand your predicament. Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase fluid intake to the point where the urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if he lives in a hot, dry climate or if he is involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form. Also, frequent voiding and drinking plenty of water can help prevent urinary tract infection.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.