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For us older guys...

Post by JohnBG » Sun May 24, 2020 12:06 am

Is there any better feeling than being able to pi$$ freely after passing an kidney stone. This is my 6th...

you don't appreciate plumbing until it stops working.
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Post by Rusty Nuts » Sun May 24, 2020 12:12 am

Passed one. Not my favorite time.
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Post by JohnBG » Sun May 24, 2020 12:48 am

Rusty Nuts wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:12 am
Passed one. Not my favorite time.
Took me 6 days to pass this one and it hurt like hell. But afterwards the relief is wonderful.
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Post by cookiemech » Sun May 24, 2020 5:00 am

I will take your word for it :shock: (hope not to find out for myself).

Never thought of it as age-related, though. I've known younger people (including women) to have really painful kidney stones as well. Is there really an age factor?
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Post by glebo » Sun May 24, 2020 6:00 am

Yeah, from what I hear and have seen, no, I hope to pass on that experience as long as I can..
Anyway, glad ya got it through ya..
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Post by harryball » Sun May 24, 2020 7:31 am

I feel your pain. I had to have one surgically removed, had hundreds of various sizes. Discovered that eliminating sweet tea improved things dramatically. Haven't drank sweet tea since 1999, 21 years ago, after that one was forcibly removed.
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Post by Pterodactyl » Sun May 24, 2020 9:02 am

I watched my oldest brother go thru passing one.... not a pretty sight. His first one got him medivaced out of one of his tours in Vietnam. He ended up in an Army hospital in the states where they got him addicted to morphine as he struggled to pass it. I thought they could break them up with ultra-sound these days.
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Post by Lofty » Sun May 24, 2020 12:02 pm

cookiemech wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:00 am
Never thought of it as age-related, though. I've known younger people (including women) to have really painful kidney stones as well.

Is there really an age factor?
Not as such. Kidney stones can occur at any age, for a variety of reasons. An improper diet can contribute materially to the formation and recurrence of stones.

I had one stone, in July 2011. 'Twas painful, to be sure. Using the intel that my urologist provided to me after the stone passed, I reduced my intake of dairy and began to drink more water daily. I'm free and clear to this day, with textbook good creatinine levels (a good indicator of kidney function that is compromised by stone formation.)

The discomfort is caused by the profile of the crystals that are moving through passages not intended to accommodate them.

Some foods that are otherwise "healthy", like spinach, contain the oxalate that contributes to crystal growth to a point that causes significant pain. So it's important to educate ourselves about risk profiles where we may not expect them to exist:

https://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/kid ... ood-causes#
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Post by Desantnik-VDV » Sun May 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Agree. It is more diet related. Possibly from eating a lot of fat-fried junk food twice a day and drinking sodas. :D
Stood that pain when I was 29, while my wife drove me to the ER. Eventually, had it crushed with ultrasound "needle". Now, 25 years later everything is still ok.

P.S. Since then burgers, fries or such only 1-2 times a month. Sodas a few times a year. Drink water.
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Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Sun May 24, 2020 2:19 pm

Don't get me started on the gallbladder, I spent a year in the hospital last August.
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Post by Kilometers2 » Mon May 25, 2020 7:49 pm

Only pain I have ever had, twice, that brought me to my knees. Damm, 6 days,....that is unbelievable but I know the relief is both immediate and real once the stone passes.
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Post by tgtrotter » Tue May 26, 2020 12:39 am

And they call this the Golden Years. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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