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Kidney stone, no kidney stone, or adhesions.  Who to believe?? Kidney stone, no kidney stone, or adhesions. Who to believe??

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Unread 07-11-2008, 07:09 PM
Kidney stone, no kidney stone, or adhesions. Who to believe??

I just got back from the urologist. He reviewed the repeat CT scan I had done earlier this week. He stated that the imaging center reports says there are no longer any kidney stones, more specifically the 5-mm stone that sent me to the ER three weeks ago can't be found. He (the Uro doc) says he is reluctant to believe the report and thinks the stone is still in there. I also think it is still in there because I still have the pinching pelvic pain and flank pain on that side. He wants to do a ureteroscopy next week. I asked him what could be causing this much pain if I no longer have the kidney stone. His answer -- you probably have adhesions. I had a laparoscopy 5 weeks ago for lysis of adhesions!!! There is no way they could have come back that quickly or hurt this much in only 5 weeks, can they? I have a 6-week post laparoscopy adhesiolysis followup in a couple of weeks, and I just don't see how I'm going to be able to go back and tell the GYN doctor that the URO doctor says there could be adhesions again. He is going to think I'm crazy!

I don't know what to do at this point. I don't want to have the ureteroscopy and it is going to cost me a bundle considering no urologist in my area is a provider for my insurance (I'll be stuck with at least 40% of the cost). Do I believe the imaging center when they say they see no stone or do I believe the URO doc when he says he thinks it is still in there? Or, do I just go back in 2 weeks to the GYN and tell him the adhesions are back?
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Unread 07-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Kidney stone, no kidney stone, or adhesions. Who to believe??

Hey Mich,
Boy I wouldnt know what to do either. If you feel like the stone is still there and you havent seen it pass then maybe it's still there. Man I know how ya feel I had stones a few times in the past and I had to have one surgically removed. They are very painful. I wish ya luck and I hope you find relief soon.

Sherrie
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Unread 07-16-2008, 11:34 AM
Kidney stone, no kidney stone, or adhesions. Who to believe??

Endo adhensions can come back that quickly in some woman, I know I had advance 4th stage endo with very active growth, nasty bugger! I would also say that if your URO doc thinks there is still a stone, he is a specialist in that area of bladder etc... so seems to know what he is talking about. But what I would do is have your GYN review the Imaging report, maybe he can have another UROGYN specialist look at... you don't have to stick with the same doctor if you really want to avoid the test he is recommending you could go for a 2nd opinion.
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Unread 07-16-2008, 03:30 PM
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Hi,
Yes, adhesions can grow that quick!!! I never had adhesions until I had a lap to remove a cyst on my ovary. AFter that "minor" surgery I was in much more pain than I had with the cyst! Anyway, a TAH/BSO and 3 years later I had the adhesions removed (by a different doctor!). So, yes, it can be adhesions. I doubt the stone is "hiding". Is it possible to have the CT scan reviewed by someone else? It is possible that the radiolist misread it?
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Unread 07-17-2008, 08:31 PM
Kidney stone, no kidney stone, or adhesions. Who to believe??

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But what I would do is have your GYN review the Imaging report, maybe he can have another UROGYN specialist look at...
As it turns out, my GYN doctor is also a urogynecologist. I'm supposed to see him next week for a laparoscopy followup. I sent for my report from the imaging center, so hopefully that will get to me in time for my appointment with him. Good suggestion. Thanks.

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I doubt the stone is "hiding". Is it possible to have the CT scan reviewed by someone else? It is possible that the radiolist misread it?
That's sort of the problem. The radiologist who read the report at the imaging center apparently saw no stone. The urologist looked at the films and said it appeared exactly the same as the CT scan that was done in the ER 3 weeks before, so he thinks it's still in there. He can see several "white spots" on the films, and the latest CT was supposed to help distinguish whether they were calcified veins or kidney stones. It didn't!

I really hope it isn't adhesions again. That would be really sad and a complete waste of my money. I'm worried that because the kidney stone happened a week after the laparoscopy for adhesions, it may have impacted the healing of that area.
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