JCC Kidney Stones

Discussion in 'Community' started by LifeInTechnicolor, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Master

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    .My dad is at the hospital with extreme pain from kidney stones(I think because this identical to the last attack a month ago).How rare is it to be in so much pain from kidney stones? Why do they occur,especially less than a month apart?
  2. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    It is not rare to be in pain from kidney stones. If he's passed some a month ago, it's not unusual to pass more.
  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Pain from kidney stones aren't rare, but attacks that lead to hospitalization so close to each other may mean he might have to have surgery. Hopefully his doctors will be able to resolve the issues without resorting to surgery.
  4. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Master

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    Apparently it's not kidney stones so now they are obtaining his records from the other hospital...I'm so frickin tired.Now I'm really worried.
  5. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Jeez, your parents are not having a good week, huh?
  6. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Master

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  7. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Echoing Darth Guy [:D]

    How is your mom doing? Is she feeling any better?
  9. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Master

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    Yes,she is feeling much better.
  10. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    My husband was fishing on the other coast when his captain had an attack. He called me and asked me to do some home remedy research. I ended up calling a health food store in the town where he was and they told him to come in and ask for a 'kidney flush' kit. the main indredient is golden seal, along with common herbal diaretics. It really works.
  11. cipe Jedi Knight

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    I'm pretty sure this thread reminds yankee of a Seinfeld episode.


    :p
  12. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    Doctors take an oath not to do surgery for kidney stones.

    "I will not cut for stone, even for the patients in whom the disease is manifest."
  13. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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    What?

    Surgical Treatment

    Surgery may be needed to remove a kidney stone if it
    • does not pass after a reasonable period of time and causes constant pain
    • is too large to pass on its own or is caught in a difficult place
    • blocks the flow of urine
    • causes an ongoing urinary tract infection
    • damages kidney tissue or causes constant bleeding
    • has grown larger, as seen on follow-up x rays
    http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/stonesadults/#treatment
  14. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    Hippocrates didn't train people to remove kidney stones. In fact, it was such a dangerous treatment that there were nephrological surgeons back then who specialized in that, and whose field was separate from that of physicians. Hence, the Hippcratic Oath contains this odd proscription against surgery to remove kidney stones.

    But obviously, yeah, some modern physicians are properly trained to surgically remove kidney stones.
  15. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Apr 25, 2004
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    Isn't there a way of using ultrasound to break up kidney stones? Or is that only for certain cases?
  16. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Lithotrypsy only works for smaller stones, and it's not necessarily safer because the stones break up into little jagged things. Other times, they go in with a laser.

    The pain from the stones blocking the ureter is generally many times stronger than the pain from passing the stones, which isn't terrible at all.

    Anyway, don't worry about it. The pain can be absolutely extreme, but it's long-term blockage that's the bigger issue, not the pain. I mean, it's not fun by any means but anyway... it's something one learns to just deal with.