Hello,My uro doctor told me I have Renal calcium leak. I hadn't been here in a while but I have had another bout with kidney stones again. Seems I am getting them more and more lately. I had a KUB xray in June I think it was and nothing showed up but small stones in my kidneys.But I passed one about 3 to 4mm right after this xray. I would have laughed if it hadn't hurt so much. I have passed bigger ones but this one was rough. I am not sure why it didn't show up on xray. Usually, when my uro doctor does a KUB it shows up. But I kept hurting and he was going to do a Cat Scan but I wasn't able to get it that done due to cost.
I have had stones since1990. But they seem to be increasing and I don't know why. I am in my late 40's. Female.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem as they got older.
I am so tired of these stones. I watch what I eat most of the time and try not to have any oxlate foods.Watch my salt the best I can. I take a diuretic and 5 potassium pills a day because If I don't my potassium drops below 3.5. Let me tell you I know it when it does too. Does anyone else have this problem with stones that they have increased no matter what you do.
AS you approach your late 40s your hormones change and thus your metabolism changes too. You may find that your new stones are uric acid (not always visible on x-ray) that may be due to lighter periods during periomenopause - lighter periods means more iron in your system that is "rusting" and turning into stones.
Hi, thank you for your help. Last night I was reading online that women in premenopause years or later do have they systems change and what you said added to that. Thank you. I just never thought about that but it makes sense.
It said that Estrogen levels going lower doesn't help either. Makes alot of sense.
I am at that point in my life ,now. I didn't know about the Uric Acid stones not showing up on xrays. I know I have small ones in both kidneys. I used to just have them in the left one all the time. That is the kidney that bothers me the worse. Always does. My right now I never feel it. Which I am very thankful for. I appreciate your help. Thank you.
HI I sure will do. It is good to have support here because not sure about you but my family gets tired of it lol Hearing about it sometimes and it is good to know others know what you are talking about and feeling when you have stones ect.
Don't know if this will help, but I know some people who swear they dissolved their kidney stones with fresh pinnapple and parsley mixed in a blender with some water twice a day for three days. The xrays showed them gone...like I said, I don't know for sure if this works other than what I was told..I guess it can't hurt anyway.
There may be some validity there - parsley is an antispasmotic and pieneapple is citrus which is a stone inhibitor. Worth a shot and doesn't sounds as vial as some of the others I saw on the board ----- an olive oil/lemon juice cocktail for one.
That could be true too. Since my stones are oxalate and calcium mostly.
I passed more sand today. Gr... does it ever end. lol I am wondering.
I do think that getting older has increased my stone production.
Thank you for helping.