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Question: Kidney Tissue


 Lexa - Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:01 am

I stared getting unbearable pain on my left lover back and at the front just under my rig cage. It started one night 3 years ago and after 2 hours it went away. 6 months later again one evening the same thing and 6 months after it came back and has never gone away. I went to A&E and I was given an X-Ray which showed that I had 1 big stone lodged in the tube to my bladder. I was told I needed surgery to remove it. I asked if I could have Lithotripsy instead but was told I couldn’t due to my pelvis being in the way. I also had a Urine infection that would not clear up and was given antibiotics for that. I had the surgery under General Anesthetic and woke up with bad news. I was told they could not grip it and that it was stuck to the wall of the tube and that I needed to have Lithotripsy. I was fuming because I had gone through the whole surgery for nothing. I had Lithotripsy and it was sorted. I now believe that this stone was found by luck and that there is something else wrong as I still have these pains that are constantly there and now on both sides. I was sent for an Ultrasound Scan which showed that the tissue surrounding my left Kidney was extremely thinner then my right. I was not told what this would mean. I was given a follow up appointment and the Doctor said the stone is gone now you are fine. I told him the pains have nothing to do with that stone and he sent me for a pelvic and abdomen CT Scan. I am waiting to be called for the results. I have now started to get pains in my chest and severe heartburn. Please can you tell me what could be wrong so I can take this to my Doctors and tell them to rule these possibilities out. I am desperate.
 Lexa - Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:05 am

I am 25 years old and married.

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