I too have been diagnosed by my urologist having MSK. I have had 5 UTI's in 6 months. I have both kidneys effected with 6 stones on each side. I have pain radiating up my back and into my pelvic area. I havent passed any stones yet. My urologist hasnt given me any info about this disease. Should I see a nephrologist? Any advice. I just did a 24 hr. urine collection this weekend. The MSK was diagnosed on CT scan. Again, any advice for me about what i should do further or what to expect down the road.
Hello and welcome Sarah .. you are definitely in the right place. we are here for you. There are quite a few veteran members who will be able to better answer your ? but I wanted to say hi and welcome you!!
I was sent to a nephrologist. She explained that the Urologist deals with physical/ anatomical problems,(Stuck stones, etc.) while the nephrologist deals with the overall health of the kidney- stone prevention, kidney function, interpretation of results, dietary restrictions.
Usin the brain instead of the kidney for example a neurologist is similar to a nephrologist and a brain surgeon is similar to a urologist.
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