I am a 40 yr od female .recently diagnosed with Medullary Sponge Kidney .I went to the hospital 2 weeks ago with severe left flank pain .They did a CT scan showing a 6 mm stone in the UPJ .Also have extensive stones in in left and right Kidney Also had a UTI ..The E.R. gave me pain meds and sent me home telling me to call a urologist in the next 2 days .I called in the am ...The Urologist gave me Flomax and more pain meds and then scheduled me for ESWL in 8 weeks !!!...and said I can probably pass the stone myself .He also gave me a 30 day supply of antibiotics .I also have Von Willerbrands disease Type 1 .My question is ..can I actually pass a 6mm stone ? and I dont think I will last in this kind of pain even with pain meds for the next 8 weeks ....Help ???..Any suggestions ?
Request a lithotripsy. I've been dealing with stones since i was ten. All they did was medicate me with meds but the problem kept continuing. All the docs refused to do a lithotripsy because the stones weren't big enought. I finally found a doc who took me seriously. She scheduled a lithotripsy of both kidneys where they shock the stones into sand. If you already have a stone in the uretur you'll have to pass it. but the stones in your kidneys can be shocked. I've been kidney stone free for a while now. She also diagnosed the reason behind why my body is producing them. Parathyroid which also causes depression, mood swings, kidney stones, calcium overproduction, etc. Think about it. good luck
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.