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Was this an incidental finding or were you having symptoms?
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I have had for a year blood in urine the dr sdays noithing to worry about however I recently had a cat scan staqting nehpro calcinosis Is this something I ned to worry about Iam hysterical I get pain atimes
There is no need to get scared at this point.
what is that exactly?
There are many causes for nephrocalcinosis; sometimes it is just an incidental finding on CT scan and xray.
and the pain from belly to hip s that from the kidney?
Nephrocalcinosis is the deposition of very fine calcium and calcium salts through out the kidney tissue (parenchmal tissue). With time a calcium mass can form in the kidney.
That pain could be from your kidney, yes.
how is this treated?
This condition is different then the usual kidney stones that friends of yours may have had.
The underlying cause needs to be identified and it is treated that way.
I have had kidney stones in the past, Is a calcium mass like cancer? I do not have a thyroid, I had thyroiud cancer
what are some of the underlying causes?
No. It is not like, nor is it usually related to, cancer. No worries there.
what can be some of the concerns?
one of the largest concerns is that your kidney may start to have problems doing its job....
The best thing for you at this point is to get hooked up with a renal specialist or a urologist for a complete workup
Yes. That is correct.
iam mon at John Hopkins Hospital I am extremely scared
But, like I said, many times nephrocalcinosis is just an incidental finding on cat scan and nothing needs to be done.
You will get the best care possible at JH :)
they said very mild case so far
That is very good news. It is always better to find out about these things sooner rather than later.
I suppose keeping on top of it
You should do your best not to panic, enjoy the rest of the week and this weekend and just know that at John's Hopkins everything that modern medicine can do will be done.
My pleasure. Have a good day.
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Thanks! Im ok didn't think it was tbat but over read of cat scan I have to see obgyn and gastrointestinal still in pain not sure if cyst or colitis im a mess
well blood work came back my parathyroid is high 77 which they think contributes to the kidney stone issue all went wll with obgyn nothing there. getting very depressed and discouraged. treatment for parathyroid is a surgical removal I already had a total thyroidectomy from cancer , iam so upset, colonscopy next wek and endoscopy.
Well saw a surgeon today I have as well s femur herniacausing all this mess on top of it stlstomach pain I give up
they put me on linzess for ibs and they are repairing the hernia taking vitamin d for it is low from parathyroid and just monitor that I should start to feel better by end of month and get my life back!!!!