Kidney stones

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Hi everyone ! I was In a car accident on 10/6/17 where I was rear ended at a stop light, I started experiencing horrible back pain and neck pain. Long story short I ended up at the hospital because I started urinating blood. I thought I was pregnant and was having a miscarriage me and my partner were frightened. We went to the hospital and had an MRI done. Turned out that I had kidney stones and due to the impact and trauma of the accident it had dislodge the kidney stones to where it cause excruciating pain. The ER doctor prescribed me Flomax for 7 days , didn't help, then I went to see a urologist and prescribed be flomax again for 30 days and had to follow up for another MRI. Results came back and kidneys stones 5mm were cleared but still experienced the dull pain. Dr said Because of the trauma I might continue to feel pain. 3 weeks pass and I had the horrible pain again, I went to the hospital, got kidney stones again for the second time. It's been 3 months and now I still have the pain and now it's on both sides. Forgot to mention that I can't eat anything Because some of the foods causes pain . Now I keep getting urinary tract infections im taking antibiotics this is my second time taking Macrobid 100 twice a day. I'm concerned because I don't want this to become chronic and lead to kidney failure. Any suggestions?

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    I haven't heard of certain foods causing pain with kidney stones, but I know it causes pain with gallstones. Has the pain from food started recently or always been like this?

    Also, were the second stones passable? You didn't say if they did anything to treat them other than Flomax? Did he give you pain meds to ease the passing? Did you like the urologist? Did he offer you a 24 hour urine collection to figure out why you are forming them? Did he do blood work? I was just a number to my first urologist, so I changed to a different one and he is much more thorough. I have already gone through three bouts of stones in the last year and a half. With the new urologist, I now know it's because I have at least one oddly shaped kidney that likes to collect sediment and that I don't drink nearly enough water to flush them out. Those are all answers you need and if the urologist you have seen is not actively looking into the "why" part, I think you should find a better one via recommendations from other stone sufferers.

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      Hi, I'm glad you are feeling better and got to the bottom of it. Well as for me I have calcium oxalate kidney stones and researching online Ive found that certain food that contain salt (sodium), calcium, oxalate and protein can cause the pain. Now as for the urologist, He wasn't as thorough with me and didn't really explain what Precautions I should've taken , he didn't recommend any blood work nor 24 hour urine. All he did was prescribe me flomax and ibuprofen 800mg as needed for pain.  Sucks because I'm still with excruciating pain, and I don't want to depend on pain Meds. Will look into a different urologist for a second opinion. 

      Thank you so much for responding!!! 

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    Dear mayra72333,

    I'm a fellow stone carrier, I have a 1.5cm stone in my lower right kidney. I understand where you are coming from about eating food, however I find that it's not about the certain foods but more about actually eating as a whole. My appetite greatly diminishes when I am in pain, and I end up only eating the things I feel I really need, or else I feel worse. When it's reaaally bad, I find myself eating almost nothing at all. I think what affects it more are the kinds of drinks you have. I find high sugar content drinks, even things like apple juice, can have a negative affect. The issue is, drinking something ok (like water) on an empty stomach can also make you feel pretty horrible too. So, if you can eat something, find something nutritious and easy, and then have sips of water in-between. It could even be a high fiber smoothie, something drinkable (I've even found drinkable oats!), or certain easy slip down foods, even tinned peaches. I too went to hospital because I was urinating blood (repetitive infections), and I've had: digestive issues; major dehydration (needed to stay in hospital overnight to be rehydrated); no appetite; nausea; and of course abdominal pain. It would be interesting to hear what foods you think are an issue. Maybe with how upset your system is, those foods could be harder to digest. 

    To be honest I also have been worried about chronic pain after the stone/stones have left. When you have something for so long I do think it changes your body, and like any injury that causes repetitive trauma, it will take a while to feel completely normal again. If I were you, I'd listen to what your body is telling you. What you can sort out on your own, try and sort out, such as diet/fluids. But with stuff you cannot, go and tell them your issues before they control your life. In terms of medication, make sure you also have decent pain relief; not just things you can get over the counter, but specific prescribed medication from your doctor. Keep believing that you will eventually get better, keep hoping, and be kind to yourself. I hope you stay as happy and hopeful as possible.

     

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    Wow, I am really sorry for what you are going through! So, are you saying that you were stone free, then 3 weeks later you had new stones? If so, that is incredibly rare and you need to be under the care of someone (urologist or nephrologist) that specializes in kidney stones. There are those rare people in the world that make stones very quickly. Flomax didn't help me either. In fact, I haven't really heard of many success stories with it. It only helps after the stone leaves the bladder and enters the urethra, which is only about 10-20% of the whole journey from kidney to toilet. My uncle has been dealing with kidney stones for a few years now(he's 68) and even though he is stone free right now, he continues to get phantom pains. They are almost as bad as the real thing. I am sorry for the lack of advice. It sounds like you need some important answers from a stone specialist to me. During my 5 week ordeal, I didn't get a tract infection, but I am male, and it seems to happen more to females. But I do remember the excruciating pain! Strangely, about 2 weeks ago(7 weeks after my operation) I woke up with a mild to moderate pain in the exact spot where the stone was in my kidney before it started moving. It was like my body was warning me....so I too worry about recurrences in the future. There's a certain anxiety that will never go away after a person has been though this. I hope you get answers and relief soon!

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      Hi, I'm glad that you are feeling better!!!  I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone. Well as for me.... I had to follow up for the second time with the urologist after finishing the Flomax and he requested a second MRI which showed I was cleared, very strange that I developed them a month later. I'm on the same page where I get anxiety about this becoming chronic, leading to kidney failure but all we can be is positive and try changing our diet, eating habits. This plays a big role with the different type kidney stones.

      Thank  you for the advice and will definitely follow up with the urologist once more to see what other options I have, maybe surgery ? 

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