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MSK (Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease) ?

Jul 06, 2012 - 0 comments





Medullary Sponge Kidney


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MedHelp's Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease (MSK) Community:

Most likely you've never heard about MSK.  If you or someone you know continues to get repeated kidney stones, UTI's without known reason, or told you have MSK by your Urologist, you may want to stop by and visit our community!

What is medullary sponge kidney?

Medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is a birth defect of the tubules-tiny tubes inside the kidneys. In a normal kidney, urine flows through these tubules as it is being formed. In MSK, tiny sacs called cysts form in the medulla-the inner part of the kidney-creating a sponge-like appearance. The cysts keep urine from flowing freely through the tubules.
MSK is present at birth but most cases do not appear to be inherited. Problems caused by MSK include hematuria, or blood in urine; kidney stones; and urinary tract infections (UTIs). But these problems do not usually appear until the ages of 30 to 40. MSK affects about 1 person per 5,000 to 20,000 people in the United States.1 Researchers have reported that up to 20 percent of people who form kidney stones have MSK.2 MSK rarely leads to more serious problems, such as total kidney failure.


Water in the Dryer .... !

Jun 22, 2012 - 16 comments

A few minutes ago, my fire detectors went off chirping oddly.. beep beep beep . .beepbeepbeep!

Upon investigation, one of my kids loaded the dryer upstairs (right above the detector going off) with tons of wet towels that hadn't finished rinsing/spinning in the washing machine!  Therefore, my dryer became a washing machine tub instead of an appliance aimed at efficiently drying even the wettest items!  Needless to say, the water seeped out of the dryer barrel, onto the floor, and right through the baseboards adorning my living room ceiling, while narrowly missing my TV, VCR, electronic equipment.

Mopped up the mess from the dryer, rinsed the towels in the washer, but not quite sure how to get a good night's sleep with residual beep beep beep all night long................And no way are those towels being dried tonight LOL.


Synthroid 100mcgs

Jun 07, 2012 - 0 comments

Increased from 88mcgs

ChitChat's Tricky Thyroid

Started P/T Again

Jun 30, 2011 - 0 comments

Ankle.  Been 4 yrs. Hoping for further success now that orig condition is somewhat better.

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