I have had no blood in my urine. It has been clear and light in color.
The Lortabs calm it down somewhat but do not completely remove the pain. They just make me indifferent to it. It feels like a catch of some kind. If I turn a certain way, take a deep breath or cough I have a sharp pain.
I take medication for my blood pressure and blood sugar. Both are borderline high. I take Metformin to control the blood sugar. My cholesterol is also borderline, so I take Crestor and Gemfibrozil for that. I'm overweight but have been successful over the past month on a weight loss program. I had heard that as the body breaks down the fat kidney stones could form. I would think this is a kidney stone except that when I have one it's usually more toward the back than the side.
I hope this helps.
What would cause the hemangioma to bleed? I had a rather strenuous few days, but it was mostly walking all day. I didn't do anything that would injure it in any way. I don't recall if I said this or not, but the location of the "catch" is just above my waist on the right side about middle ways. The pain is not constant and unless I move a certain way or cough or breathe deeply I don't feel it.
One more thing...I can't believe that I forgot to mention it. I went to my doctor last week because I was having terrible watery diarrhea. He diagnosed the problem as a type of virus. I was on the BRAT (bananas, rice, apple sauce, toast) program for several days. When the virus was active, I had strenuous movements in which I strained without trying to. Everything has been clear since about Tuesday and I'm having normal bowel movements now but maybe that could have been when I pulled something in my side or caused the hemangioma to bleed, although that would have been somewhat of a delayed reaction. Do you think this is all related? I really appreciate your help.
Thanks for your concern! I had an ultrasound done, and as it turned out the problem was indirectly related to the G.I. virus I had. I ate almost nothing for the better part of a week, and that caused "sludge" to form in my gall bladder. It then became inflamed and that was the source of the pain. I am being referred to a surgeon for an evaluation to determine if surgery is indicated. No gall stones were spotted in the ultrasound, and my hemangioma has not changed. It showed no signs of distress. All other organs checked out fine. I appreciate your follow-up!