We have a very close friend of the family who has been hospitalized for 3 days. His symptoms were severe internal back pain below his rib cage and severe vomiting attacks when the pain occurs.
He is quite overweight and has suffered from chronic hypertension for a number of years. Just recently he lost 30+ lbs and got his b/p under control. But with these attacks, his BP is also going up. I know that could be from pain.
They have run a battery of tests, and all they can tell him is he has a 4 cm cyst on one kidney and they detected some calcification at one point. By today, though, they are saying the calcification is gone. Apparently they don't think the cyst is dangerous or should be causing the symptoms.
They were about to discharge him from the hospital today saying ''we can't really find anything" when he was hit with another pain/vomiting attack with dangerously high BP (200's/100's) that has lasted all day.
I have done some research and am worried that renal artery stenosis may have been his problem all along, and now he's in kidney failure or something.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be or have similar experiences?
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005
Last edited by siren1024; 01-26-2005 at 09:09 AM.