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Old 02-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #21
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Don't forget what should come next: a series of simple tests of urine and blood to see why the stones appeared in the first place. Causes include overactive parathyroid glands, metabolic disorders, certain medications, high uric acid level even without gout, excess calcium flow from blood to urine, etc.

You may get lucky and find a cause which can be treated to prevent stone recurrences.

BTW, in addition to treating many such patients over the decades, I endured such an ordeal myself including a lithotrypsy. Ouch. But no recurrences in about 20 years on a preventive pill once daily.

Speedy recovery and do ask about testing for causes - that often gets omitted.
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Yep, very nice to see you back Rich...
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Don't forget what should come next: a series of simple tests of urine and blood to see why the stones appeared in the first place. Causes include overactive parathyroid glands, metabolic disorders, certain medications, high uric acid level even without gout, excess calcium flow from blood to urine, etc.

You may get lucky and find a cause which can be treated to prevent stone recurrences.

BTW, in addition to treating many such patients over the decades, I endured such an ordeal myself including a lithotrypsy. Ouch. But no recurrences in about 20 years on a preventive pill once daily.

Speedy recovery and do ask about testing for causes - that often gets omitted.

Thanks Rich.... I am going to take the one stone that I caught in and also get tested...

My sister (the nurse) told me afterwards that she did not want to tell me that the pain meds did not work!!! Glad it did not take weeks as I have read...

My wife thinks it is my diet soda, but I think it is a drug my doc wants me to take... either way, I will go in and get some more info...


Also nice to see you back Rich
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My favorite med is a cure all. See #10 in the link below. I have a friend who swears it helps him. Of course I use it as a preventive or maintenance med.

http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/th...er/printer.php
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Thanks Rich.... I am going to take the one stone that I caught in and also get tested...

My sister (the nurse) told me afterwards that she did not want to tell me that the pain meds did not work!!! Glad it did not take weeks as I have read...

My wife thinks it is my diet soda, but I think it is a drug my doc wants me to take... either way, I will go in and get some more info...


Also nice to see you back Rich
Yes, stone analysis is important if you can catch the stone fragment. Most of them are like small beach sand fragments, often brown, and they sink like, well, a stone.

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I gave an out-of-town lecture the day after my lithotrypsy with a stent still in place (from the kidney to the bladder, all internal). Took my wife along just in case. I passed a stone fragment during my lecture and Lynn said she could see the expression on my face change from strained endurance to a definite smile of relief. The audience never suspected a thing.
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