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Kidney Stones

I have  been diagnosed through cat scan to have a 7 mm kidney stone and a small cyst on my left and only ovary.  I am  very, very fatigued, feel like i have the flu and i'm  i have edema in my legs and my stomache is bloated and distented.  is the edema, fatigue and flu like symptoms related to the kidney stone.  i'm have it crushed next week so i can pass it, and i'm hoping all these symptoms will pass along with the stone.
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1310633 tn?1430227691
Sorry about your 7mm kidney-stone... not fun for you!

I have to assume that you're getting the stone "crushed" via ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy). Very safe & sound procedure that's well documented and has a very high success rate.

The cyst on your ovary, unless it's in a 'fragile' spot, should be relatively easy to take care of with an Ovaria Cyst Decortication. Again, very safe & sound procedure that has a high success rate and is well documented.

Your other issues (IE: edema in legs, stomach bloating & distention) I'm not quite sure about. Those symptoms wouldn't stem from a kidney-stone or an ovarian cyst, so I'm not certain what to say about them.

I'm assuming you've seen an OB-GYN regarding your ovarian cyst, yes? Did you mention those symptoms during your appointment? If you haven't seen an OB-GYN, I would suggest you do so, and mention the symptoms. There may be something else going on here that's undiscovered.

Post back and let us know how everything comes to pass (No pun intended. Okay, yes... pun intended;-).

Good luck with your ESWL.
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Since the kindey stone is 7 mm, so the symptoms seem unrelated to the kidney stones. Since you are having pedal or leg edema, hence your cardiac, liver and kidney functions need to be assessed for which I suggest you to consult a physician immediately. Abdominal causes like irritable bowel syndrome can also cause such symptoms. Common symptoms include abdominal cramping or pain, bloating and gassiness, and altered bowel habits(alternate constipation and loose stools).

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Treatment can be started only when the diagnosis is confirmed. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Hello Dr. Singh and My Texas Friend.

I'm having my ESWL tomorrow.  Looking forward to the end of this ordeal.  I've had this stone for awhile, i'm thinking it may be a sturvic stone so hopefully i'm either wrong or the crushing will work for me.  I'm not a big fan of chronic pain.  I do realize that bloating and water retention is not a symptom of stones, however, i'm hoping that this is the case for me.  I'm tired of trying to figure out what's wrong with me.  I've had this stone for quite a while now, seems doctors are too busy to listen to their patients, they seem to attribute everything to depression and menapause.  Took me an ER visit and several visits to several doctors and several thousand dollars later to get diagnosed with a 7MM kidney stone.  I'm not a doctor, however, i'm thinking that this shouldn't have been that difficult.  Maybe the bloating and water retention through them off, i look pregnant and my legs are filling with fluid and my feet hurt from walking.  Not sure why the doctors are not concerned.  I don't eat enough to look so big, in fact i don't even have an appetite.   My sodium levels are low, so i'm praying that the stone is affecting my water/sodium balance, and i"m gonna be fine and sexy again before you know it.  I'll post again soon.  Thanks for your concern and comments for me.  It's so nice to have someone care and listen who don't even know me.  Wow, what a concept:)
1310633 tn?1430227691
I'm anxious to hear about your ESWL (ess-wall), so be sure and post back and let us know how it went.

You think you may have a Struvite kidney-stone, why? Just curious how you arrived at that conclusion. Was it something your doctor said, that led you to that hypothesis?

When you begin passing the fragments of the stone they're 'blasting', be sure and save some of them (so your doctor can turn them over to the Pathology lab and they can identify what the stone make-up is). They'll give you a urine strainer to pee through, so you don't have to go rooting around in the bottom of a pee'filled toilet!
1310633 tn?1430227691
And by the way... best of luck to you, my friend;-)
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