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14-01-2020, 05:17 PM
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Kidney stones throwing up other problems.

A couple of weeks before Christmas I woke up one morning feeling as though I'd been kicked in my right kidney by a donkey. GP's appointment same day and I was prescribed co-codemol and asked to return the next day for blood tests.

Blood drawn and sent off for testing. 2 days later I got a phone call asking me to come in and see the doctor (oh, and bring a urine sample, please). That morning it looked like I'd thrown a bottle of red wine down the loo but at least the pain had stopped by then. Test results were unclear so more blood drawn and sent off.

In the meantime I received a letter to attend our local hospital for a scan of the affected area, which was carried out last Tuesday. The radiographer said the results would be sent to my GP in 2 or 3 weeks. On Friday last, I received a phone call at 6pm asking me to see my GP asap next week (I went yesterday morning) as he wanted to "have a chat" about the results. Both V and I were more than a little panicky over the weekend I can tell you - thinking the worst of the worst had been found.

GP said nah no signs of cancer just one or two minor things you should know about. First off, the stone that caused all the problems in the first place is one of many in both of your kidneys but those others are unlikely to be moving around any time soon *phew*. My iron levels are on the low side (borderline anaemic) so he's recommended I stop donating to the vampires every 4 months. Finally, he's going to write to a artery/vein specialist because both arteries below my descending aorta are showing signs of aneurysm
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14-01-2020, 06:08 PM
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Re: Kidney stones throwing up other problems.

Strange you should write about that because I have had a similar problem. After 4 days couldn't bear the pain so went to my GP, he said I also had a bladder infection, he gave me AB's & sent me for tests & a scan. Pain not much better but then was told to go for a camera in my bladder, went but Doc there said he couldn't do it as I still had the bladder infection & the procedure would make it worse, he prescribed different AB's which worked & on my next visit I had the camera in my bladder, it has a name but I can't remember what. They couldn't find anything wrong, with that or the first scan, blood tests etc. but said they would like to take another scan, I am still waiting for that appointment.
Not as bad as your problems so far.
I think it might have been a stone in somewhere that righted itself passed or whatever. I feel fine now.
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14-01-2020, 11:19 PM
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The most serious issue is the potential of aortic aneurysm. It's a good job that the kidney stone highlighted that issue. I hope you don't have to wait too long for an appointment.
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15-01-2020, 12:51 AM
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I wish ALL Americans could read these posts.
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Originally Posted by galty ->
I wish ALL Americans could read these posts.
Indeed. Thank God for the NHS, eh?
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