Hi, I started having stone problems about 2 years ago, first one was 13mm in my left kidney and they did litho and stent. At the same time I had a smaller one in my right. After several months they did litho on that one with no stent it was only 5 mm. In all now I have had 5 lithos and 2 stents. Don't want anymore stents. I had a 24 hour urine test done and blood work and doctor said it showed nothing. Just need to drink more water. The stones are calium oxalate. Which I hear is normal. But since my last litho 2 months or so ago I still have a uncomfortable feeling in my Flank area. I wondering if too many lithos can cause kidney problems? I so tired of this. Even with insurance it still cost alot of money, and the calcium oxalate diet seems so difficult to follow. I also found out I have copd so I just feel like I'm falling apart. I'm an ex- construction painter and I can't do it anymore. Can anyone offer advice on what i Can do.
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.
A variety of dietary modifications and drug therapies can reduce the likelihood of recurrence of calcium oxalate stones.
Dietary modification â From the viewpoint of diet, increasing the intake of fluid, dietary calcium, potassium and phytate and decreasing the intake of oxalate, animal protein, sucrose, fructose, sodium, supplemental calcium and supplemental vitamin C may be beneficial.
Medications like thiazide diuretics can be prescribed in selected cases dependent on the urine calcium excretion rates.
You might need a consultation with a nephrologist for proper evaluation of the cause of recurrent stones in your case and provide specific treatment for the same.
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