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by Mr Ken Anson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on kidney matters
Topic: kidney stones
Replies: 2
Views: 2310

Re: kidney stones

Thanks for the question - it could have a very long answer but I will try to keep it short. A kidney stone is a crystallisation of some constituents of your urine into a solid stone. These can be small or large and often do not cause any symptoms and we are increasingly finding them as "inciden...
by Mr Ken Anson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on kidney matters
Topic: could a pain in my side be kidney related?
Replies: 2
Views: 2286

Re: could a pain in my side be kidney related?

I think your daughter maybe correct and certainly if the pain is severe enough to need a hot water bottle you should be checked out. The commonest cause of pain in this area is often related to the muscles and bones of the back but of course kidney pain can be the cause as well. One of the causes of...
by Mr Ken Anson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on kidney matters
Topic: signs/symptoms of kidney problems
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: signs/symptoms of kidney problems

In the majority of patients with kidney disease/problems there are no symptoms unless the kidneys are failing dramatically. The abnormality is usually picked up in a blood test (serum creatinine) which is regularly monitored in patients at risk of developing kidney problems (Diabetics, hypertensives...
by Mr Ken Anson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on kidney matters
Topic: UTI's
Replies: 3
Views: 3700

Re: UTI's

I am presuming that you are a lady and, if 70 years of age, will be post menopausal. I am not sure how long ago you had any scans performed but assuming that your kidneys and bladder are OK then the commonest cause for UTIs in a lady of your age is related to vaginal health. This deteriorates as the...
by Mr Ken Anson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on kidney matters
Topic: borderline type 2 diabetes
Replies: 1
Views: 2227

Re: borderline type 2 diabetes

Almost certainly not at such an early stage. Longstanding diabetes can effect kidney function if the control is poor as it can lead to damage of the small blood vessels in the kidney. Good diabetic control over many years is the secret to reducing your risks and your primary care team can keep an ey...
by Mr Ken Anson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Urology Foundation - Kidney Health
Topic: Constant Kidney Pain and Soreness from on going issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Re: Constant Kidney Pain and Soreness from on going issues

I am sorry to read this sad story. Clearly you have been through a lot and had many investigations. I am afraid this situation is not that uncommon after what sounds like chlamydia and epidiymitis. Some of your symptoms maybe explained by prostatitis but really this is a diagnosis that should be bas...
by Mr Ken Anson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Urology Foundation - Kidney Health
Topic: 11 year old boy
Replies: 1
Views: 985

Re: 11 year old boy

Hi Lauren, This is clearly a very complicated urological problem that requires a lot of consideration and talking through. It sounds as if he is being looked after by a peadiatric urologist and if you remain unsure of the next best step you can ask to discuss it again in clinic with his urologists. ...
by Mr Ken Anson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Urology Foundation - Kidney Health
Topic: Strange Kidneys & Strange Pains
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Strange Kidneys & Strange Pains

I would explore this further. A horseshoe kidney is quite a common kidney anatomical variation that you were born with, The vast majority of patients have no problems with them but they are prone to a slightly higher risk of kidney stones and obstruction to the urine drainage than normally positione...
by Mr Ken Anson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Urology Foundation - Kidney Health
Topic: Kidney twinges
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: Kidney twinges

I am so sorry to hear how you are suffering. Kidney health can be readily assessed at your GP surgery with a simple urine and blood test. If these are normal then your kidneys are fine - clearly if these prove abnormal your GP can then advise how to explore the situation further. Hope that helps
by Mr Ken Anson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Urology Foundation - Kidney Health
Topic: UTI
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Re: UTI

Usually Urinary tract infections are of the lower tract (namely bladder and urethra) and do not effect the upper tracts (ureters and kidneys). In the vast majority of women (??Hockeymum) these infections are a really troublesome and have quite an impact on quality of life but do not effect the kidne...
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