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Female - Left Kidney, Bowel and Urethra

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  • Posted By: samwjunkie
  • August 4, 2008
  • 03:11 PM

Hi,
I am a 44 yr old female and I haven't been able to get a diagnosis for the following symptoms:

1. Urethral Pain/Spasms

2. Frequent urination (there is no pain with urination, in fact the urethral pain/spasms subside for about 5 minutes after urination).

3. When I have the urethral pain, I can't lay on my left side at all. The pain gets worse when I do.

4. When I have the urethral pain, I can lay on my back but I must have my left leg bent up. If I lay my leg out straight the urethral pain gets worse.

5. When I have the urethral pain my left kidney and/or bowel aches. I can't tell if the pain is my bowel or my kidney, I just know that it's painful and if I try to message the area it doesn't help. If I take 600mg's ibuprofin the pain subsides.

6. I have not been able to link the condition to any type of food.

7. The first time this happened my md thought it was a uti and gave me antibiotics for three weeks. That didn't help. I went to a Urologist and had a cystiscope and he found nothing that would be causing the urethral pain and eventually the pain went away.

Well the the pain is back, but it's not constant like before. It comes and goes and if I take 600mgs of ibuprofin it goes away again. I can't live on ibuprofin and no one has been able to help me. Does anyone have a clue?

Thanks,
S

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  • Hi,I am a 44 yr old female and I haven't been able to get a diagnosis for the following symptoms: 1. Urethral Pain/Spasms 2. Frequent urination (there is no pain with urination, in fact the urethral pain/spasms subside for about 5 minutes after urination). 3. When I have the urethral pain, I can't lay on my left side at all. The pain gets worse when I do. 4. When I have the urethral pain, I can lay on my back but I must have my left leg bent up. If I lay my leg out straight the urethral pain gets worse. 5. When I have the urethral pain my left kidney and/or bowel aches. I can't tell if the pain is my bowel or my kidney, I just know that it's painful and if I try to message the area it doesn't help. If I take 600mg's ibuprofin the pain subsides. 6. I have not been able to link the condition to any type of food. 7. The first time this happened my md thought it was a uti and gave me antibiotics for three weeks. That didn't help. I went to a Urologist and had a cystiscope and he found nothing that would be causing the urethral pain and eventually the pain went away. Well the the pain is back, but it's not constant like before. It comes and goes and if I take 600mgs of ibuprofin it goes away again. I can't live on ibuprofin and no one has been able to help me. Does anyone have a clue? Thanks,S i have had several episodes where i have had bowel pain...it was a shooting severe rectal pain...i looked it up online...found that sometimes the bowel and rectal muscles can sometimes just spasm up...as for the pain in the right side by the kidney...i've had kidney stones but on my left side...the appendix is on the right side...have the doctors checked that
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  • i have had several episodes where i have had bowel pain...it was a shooting severe rectal pain...i looked it up online...found that sometimes the bowel and rectal muscles can sometimes just spasm up...as for the pain in the right side by the kidney...i've had kidney stones but on my left side...the appendix is on the right side...have the doctors checked that The pain I have is on my left side/back and my urethra. It's not a anal/rectal pain. Also I forgot to mention, while this is happeing, I can't put any pressure on my lower abdomine. Again, if I do the urethral symptoms get worse. Thanks for responding,S
    samwjunkie 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi,I finally got an answer to this issue! :) It's a Kidney Stone!! I had been living with this pain for almost 6 months. I went back to my Primary Care Physician and she ordered a CT Scan and there plain as day was a 6mm kidney stone stuck in the Left Ureter (the line that leads from the kidney to the bladder). I just had an outpatient stone removal yesterday and already I feel 100% better.Hope this helps anyone else that could have been told "it's all in your head, so there's nothing we can do".S.
    samwjunkie 13 Replies
    • October 29, 2008
    • 00:00 AM
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  • Hi Sam,Glad that you got the diagnoses finally and that i hope everything is alright now because i know its been little while since you posted the diagnosis.Just wondered if you could give me anymore information on what a kidney stone actually is because i've heard a lot about them but i've never heard anyone say what they are or how you get them??Thanks
    nathan3011 3 Replies
    • December 4, 2008
    • 02:15 PM
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  • Hi Nathan, Thanks for the inquiry. I am 100% now! However, it did take 1 GP and 3 Urologists to finally get the diagnosis. I didn't have the "classic" symptoms of kidney stones so I think that's why it took so long to diagnose. In response to your question, my kidney stone was made up of calcium. I believe there are a number of different stones. See this link:http://kidney-stones.emedtv.com/kidney-stones/types-of-kidney-stones.html Hope this helps. Hi Sam, Glad that you got the diagnoses finally and that i hope everything is alright now because i know its been little while since you posted the diagnosis. Just wondered if you could give me anymore information on what a kidney stone actually is because i've heard a lot about them but i've never heard anyone say what they are or how you get them?? Thanks
    samwjunkie 13 Replies
    • December 4, 2008
    • 03:42 PM
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