Urology

Have Urology Questions? Ask a Urologist Online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Urology

Please can you help. I have a daughter (20) who has Rett

Customer Question
Hi please can you help...
Hi please can you help. I have a daughter (20) who has Rett Syndrome. for the past 3 years she has suffered intermittent bouts of pain in her left or right flank. Originally this happened occasionally, lasted a few days then she was fine do didn't think
anything of it and put it down to wind or constipation. Then noticed that she asked for toilet more often but seemed to have trouble going. Sometimes she would pass a small amount of urine then wet herself a short time later. Over time the pain became more
often and seemed be linked to her period, when taken to the gp her wee sample would show leukocytes and nitrites but when sent away for urinalysis would come bk clear. In each occasion she was treated with antibiotics and responded. Sometimes she would then
be fine for weeks, occasionally months but over time it has become more of an ongoing problem. She gas had a dozen uti in 2 years and been admitted to hospital on two occasions only to be released a few hours later after a drip of morphine and iv antibiotics.
Most homes now she has a brief spell of being ok but most days in pain. Has had several ultrasounds, wee samples, poo samples, full bloods taken plus kidney and liver function tests.. All clear. She has seen a gastroenterologist who prescribed sachets and
senokot for constipation, made no difference. Referred to a gynaecologist who thinks she may have endometriosis and has put her on back to back combined pill fr three months to see if that eases symptoms, we are a month and a half in and she had this latest
flare up start around ten days ago. Same symptoms, leukocytes and nitrites in wee sample last Wednesday. Given antibiotics but five days later no ease in symptoms but second wee sample clear. Has constant waves of pain that get worse before needing loo, trouble
utinating and intense pain, sometimes she will cry out with the pain and her leg will shake, often she pulls at her groin as if she trying to ease it, she says "wee wee stuck" and it sore and "itchy" not sure if she means itchy or tingle but obviously in a
lot of discomfort. Gynea wants to perform a laparoscopy but want to exhaust other options before putting her through that. Can't see how endometriosis would affect her urine sample but I not an expert...can it?? I have questioned kidney stones but doc keeps
saying it not because no blood in urine sample but I've read that's not always the case and I've read they don't always show on ultrasounds. Any ideas cus I sick of seeing her in pain and we keep drawing a blank?? Claire
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Urology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Answered in 6 hours by:
5/7/2015
Urologist: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 2 years ago
Dr. Rick, MD
Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 11,654
Experience: 20+ years as a doctor. Internal Medicine Internship in NYC
Verified
Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.
Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with additional services, such as live telephone consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.
Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?
This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Urologist: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 2 years ago
Well I think it might be time for you to take a very difficult, and bold, step to see if you can get some relief.
At this point I think the best thing for you to do would be to gather up copies of all your medical records and travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.
I know that it is going to take significant effort on your part, but I believe that going to one of the "Medical Mecca's" is your best chance to – finally -- get to the bottom of what is going on.
Does this make sense to you?
I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned the top rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.
Thanks in advance,
Dr. Rick MD FACS
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Ask Dr. Rick, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Rick, MD
Dr. Rick, MD
Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 11,654
11,654 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+ years as a doctor. Internal Medicine Internship in NYC

Dr. Rick, MD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Y.

Dr. Y.

Urologist

20,150 satisfied customers

I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Tharun

Dr. Tharun

Urology Resident

1,424 satisfied customers

MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.

urologyguru

urologyguru

Urologist MD

1,088 satisfied customers

I am fellowship-trained MD Urologist in active practice. I treat all types of cases from genital, cancer, urinary, stone and incontinence.

Dr Josh

Dr Josh

Physician

255 satisfied customers

General Physician, PGCSD

Ross

Ross

Urologist

62 satisfied customers

urologist

Dr. B

Dr. B

Urologist

62 satisfied customers

Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Urology Questions
I have an Indiana Pouch and also an8 mm kidney stone which I
I have an Indiana Pouch and also an8 mm kidney stone which I need. Surgery to remove it I have been treated I mo nap hospital and feel very comfortable there. I am scheduled for surgery on Jan. 9th at… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
Im due to have my kidney stone removed and a new stent put
hi im due to have my kidney stone removed and a new stent put in but i just found out i have an enlarged heart and i was told word of thumb no anasthesia is this correct and if so how will it get remo… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,910 satisfied customers
Im having a kidney stone removed and a new stent put in but
hi im having a kidney stone removed and a new stent put in but i just found out that i have an enlarged heart so i was told that you cant use general anasthsia is this correct and should they be sendi… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Doctor
1,026 satisfied customers
I was in the ER almost 1 week ago with extreme kidney stone
I was in the ER almost 1 week ago with extreme kidney stone pain. Past three days I have passed 2 stones. Had a CT scan today, the technician said she did not see stones in the ureter, but maybe in th… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,981 satisfied customers
My husband has had kidney stones in the past and woke up
My husband has had kidney stones in the past and woke up this morning feeling like he is passing another one. we still have some of his last prescription left from 10/24/2015 that says use before 10/2… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,277 satisfied customers
My urinalysis showed: Urine Red Blood Cells 25-50 /(hpf).
My urinalysis showed: Urine Red Blood Cells 25-50 /(hpf). … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,981 satisfied customers
I have kidney stones, two larger ones in my right kidney.
I have kidney stones, two larger ones in my right kidney. Just have pain once in awhile when they move. A week ago had noticeable blood in my urine, but no pain. Urine is clear now, but in the urine t… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Staff physician
537 satisfied customers
9 days ago i was told in the ER that i had a kidney stone. I
9 days ago i was told in the ER that i had a kidney stone. I still have some pain in my lower right abdomen. Is this normal. … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,981 satisfied customers
Dealing with a kidney stone any advice is much appreciated,
Dealing with a kidney stone any advice is much appreciated, went to ER last night they said that's what it is any food or fluids I should take to help ease the pain… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,981 satisfied customers
My wife recently had a kidney stone, 6 mm, removed via laser
My wife recently had a kidney stone, 6 mm, removed via laser tx aprox 1 month ago. she has had 5 prescriptions for antibiotics & currently taking Cipro 100 mg. Tonight she is experiencing severe burni… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
I have a 35 year history of kidney stones and have had
I have a 35 year history of kidney stones and have had numerous procedures including PCNLs in 2011 and 2016. The urologist who I was seeing, for a lack of a better word, dismissed me and referred me t… read more
Dr. Huynh
Dr. Huynh
Assistant Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
107 satisfied customers
Recently had a kidney stone removal, and the stent was
Recently had a kidney stone removal, and the stent was removed a few days ago. Today while having a MB, I noticed (wipe) that my urine had a small clot and was pink ish. … read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
My boyfriend had kidney stone surgery a month ago and has
My boyfriend had kidney stone surgery a month ago and has not been interestedresred in sex since the surgery. Is that normal? … read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
Dear Doctor, I think I'm having a kidney stone attack. I
Dear Doctor, I think I'm having a kidney stone attack. I have pain when urinating and a burning sensation. I'm trying to hold myself from going to toilet, as I know it will be too painful. I took a 50… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
I was hospitalized with a kidney stone. I have not be able
I was hospitalized with a kidney stone. I have not be able to have an orgasm since. The stone has not passed. Never happened before this. No problem attaining an erection but not ejacualtion. Are they… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,696 satisfied customers
My husband had kidney stone removal surgery last Friday. Had
Hi. My husband had kidney stone removal surgery last Friday. Had very narrow urters (the tubes). Had lots of pain and discomfort from the stents. Felt better by Tuesday went to work and bang stopped p… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,981 satisfied customers
Went to the hospital for suspected kidney stones. Urinalysis
Went to the hospital for suspected kidney stones. Urinalysis came back normal except for a below low normal BUN count. Was sent for a CT without contrast and no stones were found yet still urinating b… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
Is it possible to get a kidney stone after a uti or do you
Is it possible to get a kidney stone after a uti or do you get kidney stones first and then could get a uti?… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,981 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x