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Old 05-11-2009, 07:09 PM   #4271
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i went to the doctor today. i have strep throat. while i was there he asked for a urine sample. i was told i have blood in my urine and need an ultra sound, the won't tell me what it could be!! this makes me even more upset.
Lucky for them they were dealing with you and not me. I've learned with the kidney failure to ask and I do NOT take no for an answer. I'm not well liked I suppose, but I've learned that waiting three weeks to see if I had cancer was not going to happen again. If need be I park in the office and stare em down. I always get some answer now..Try not to get to angry, but march into that office and bring someone with you for support and back up.Good luck I won't say don't worry, how can you not, but may your wait be short and the outcome just a tempest in a tea pot.
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Lucky for them they were dealing with you and not me. I've learned with the kidney failure to ask and I do NOT take no for an answer. I'm not well liked I suppose, but I've learned that waiting three weeks to see if I had cancer was not going to happen again. If need be I park in the office and stare em down. I always get some answer now..Try not to get to angry, but march into that office and bring someone with you for support and back up.Good luck I won't say don't worry, how can you not, but may your wait be short and the outcome just a tempest in a tea pot.
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thank you. my pulse and bp were also higher than normal BUT i did lose 40 lbs.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:56 PM   #4273
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Hi, I don't know if you have heard from your doc or not, but I wanted to let you know my experience w/ blood in urine and kidney ultrasounds. I have had so many kidney stones in my life and so much treatment for them that I have forgotten how many now. If you have strep throat, there may be a related infection in your urinary tract. Stones can harbor infection and cause blood in the urine. I know from experience that it is possible to have a stone and/or infection without having severe symtoms, at least in the beginning. I am assuming that your doc is also doing a culture to check for infection.

If you have the ultrasound and the radiologist says things look ok, follow up with you doc about the culture and check again for blood. If the blood is still there after your course of antibiotics, then you should ask to be referred ro a nephrologist. They are specialist in the functions of the kidney. A urologist would be recommended if there is a stone or an infection that doesn't clear up with adequate antibiotic treatment.

Please try not to worry TOO much. There are many reasons why you would have blood in the urine and many treatment options once the problems have been diagnosed. Good luck and please let me know how things turn out.
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Hi, I don't know if you have heard from your doc or not, but I wanted to let you know my experience w/ blood in urine and kidney ultrasounds. I have had so many kidney stones in my life and so much treatment for them that I have forgotten how many now. If you have strep throat, there may be a related infection in your urinary tract. Stones can harbor infection and cause blood in the urine. I know from experience that it is possible to have a stone and/or infection without having severe symtoms, at least in the beginning. I am assuming that your doc is also doing a culture to check for infection.

If you have the ultrasound and the radiologist says things look ok, follow up with you doc about the culture and check again for blood. If the blood is still there after your course of antibiotics, then you should ask to be referred ro a nephrologist. They are specialist in the functions of the kidney. A urologist would be recommended if there is a stone or an infection that doesn't clear up with adequate antibiotic treatment.

Please try not to worry TOO much. There are many reasons why you would have blood in the urine and many treatment options once the problems have been diagnosed. Good luck and please let me know how things turn out.
thank you sweetie. i haven't heard anything yet about the ultra sound, they said 1 week. what caused me to call the doc in the first place was that i woke up in the middle of the night with servere pain from the front to the back. which made me vomit for 2 hours after which it subsided. thats when i called the doctor and made an appt., he gave me rx for antibotics and now i am waiting.
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This is a good place to come with your worries, msmofet. You are getting some good advice, and I am also thinking of you and hoping for the best possible outcome.
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This is a good place to come with your worries, msmofet. You are getting some good advice, and I am also thinking of you and hoping for the best possible outcome.
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thank you sweetie. i haven't heard anything yet about the ultra sound, they said 1 week. what caused me to call the doc in the first place was that i woke up in the middle of the night with servere pain from the front to the back. which made me vomit for 2 hours after which it subsided. thats when i called the doctor and made an appt., he gave me rx for antibotics and now i am waiting.

OK, I'm not a doctor but that pain sounds like possibly kidney stones. Is it still hurting you? Gosh, I hope not, that's a LONG time to be in pain!! Good luck hon, let me know, ok?
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OK, I'm not a doctor but that pain sounds like possibly kidney stones. Is it still hurting you? Gosh, I hope not, that's a LONG time to be in pain!! Good luck hon, let me know, ok?
thank you sweetie. i haven't had any more pains before or since like that but i have had some bad stomach aches for a few months that i thought was ingestion/heartburn or gas.
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my toilet is stopped up. been plunging the **** thing for two days. i have another bathroom. this stopped up one , is the one i use most ofter. it flooded the bathroom so now have a bunch of wet towels.

if i don't get it unstuck today will have to call son. maybe he can plunge better than i can.
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my toilet is stopped up. been plunging the **** thing for two days. i have another bathroom. this stopped up one , is the one i use most ofter. it flooded the bathroom so now have a bunch of wet towels.

if i don't get it unstuck today will have to call son. maybe he can plunge better than i can.

Babetoo -

When plungers fail, you usually can get things unplugged with a "snake". It's a long coil of steel cable that you run through the offending drain and can usually unplug it as it will push through the clog it if it's long enough.

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