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  • #16
    I have had kidney stones for years, they pass occasionally, they cause some pain occasionally and they make my pee pink grapefruit juice color about once a month. The Doc said it is food related and not to worry, gave me Advil for the pain and told me nothing else to be done. I have had this for 15 years give or take.
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    • #17
      Unless you've just eaten beets, this sounds bad.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Warmbear View Post
        I have had kidney stones for years, they pass occasionally, they cause some pain occasionally and they make my pee pink grapefruit juice color about once a month. The Doc said it is food related and not to worry, gave me Advil for the pain and told me nothing else to be done. I have had this for 15 years give or take.
        Wow - that is the most mellow description of kidney stones I've ever heard I had one last year that got stuck and I was in agony for weeks. It was really tough!!

        Did they ever check you for hyperparathyroidism? With that many stones I hope so!!
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        • #19
          It looks like all my blood work came back ok, so I guess my bright red pee is solely from this pesky stone. It's really freaky to see that. But I feel better knowing what is causing it.

          And wow Warmbear, that is a mellow description of kidney stones! I've had two others and both times I ended up in the ER being given morphine. I'm not sure why it is not as bad this time.

          Of course the first thought I had is that my recent drastic diet change had something to do with it (going from 12 years as a vegan to a meat eater), but now I'm thinking it is just coincidence.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Warmbear View Post
            I have had kidney stones for years, they pass occasionally, they cause some pain occasionally and they make my pee pink grapefruit juice color about once a month. The Doc said it is food related and not to worry, gave me Advil for the pain and told me nothing else to be done. I have had this for 15 years give or take.
            That's kind of my boyfriend's attitude as well. He usually gets 2 or 3 a year. Sometimes he's in pain and sometimes they just pop out. All different shapes and sizes.

            Here's the last one he passed a few months ago:

            Durp.

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            • #21
              OMG! Rita, that looks like it would be really painful. That poor man!
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Zophie View Post
                OMG! Rita, that looks like it would be really painful. That poor man!
                The funny thing is, that was one of the stones that didn't cause any pain. He likened it to not knowing you're pregnant, then popping out a baby. Some of the smaller ones were a bear, though.
                Durp.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by palebluedots View Post
                  Sorry for a gross topic, but I'm wondering if this is a common occurrence with primal eaters? I did a quick search but did not find anything exactly like what I'm experiencing.

                  My urine is bright red. So red that it looks like blood. I have been strictly paleo since May (no grains, no beans, no dairy, no sugar, etc). And to answer the obvious, I've not had anything even remotely red to eat recently.

                  I happened to have urinalysis sticks in the house, and according to those, the Specific Gravity, Protein, Bilirubin, Blood, Nitrites, and Leukocytes are all off the charts high. Ketones were detectable but in the medium-low range.

                  I'm sort of freaking out because I have never in my life had urine that color. I'm wondering if it could be a UTI, but I really don't want to spend my Sunday in urgent care. Thoughts?
                  Seek medical attention immediately.
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                  • #24
                    oh wow, that picture gives me the heebie-geebies. They tell me the one I have is about 4mm. The other two that I had, I never saw.. they probably broke apart before making their exit. I am sort of hoping that I will find this one because I would love to know what the stone is made of. Then I can have some clue of how to prevent it in the future.

                    I am just so glad I'm not in extreme pain like with the other two. Ugh!

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                    • #25
                      To you other kidney stone sufferers, how long does your urine continue to be red? Mine is still bright red. It looks like red food dye. Otherwise I'm feeling ok, just not energetic, no appetite, and a slightly sore back. I'm just debating how long I should give it before I head back in to the doctor. The problem is, I just got a brand new job, I'm in my second week, and I really should not take time off to do that. :-(

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                      • #26
                        could always be worse!!

                        Pictured: The 2.5lb kidney stone the size of a coconut surgeons removed from a man's stomach | Mail Online

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                        • #27
                          Did the hospital give you any info when they discharged you? They're supposed to (at least in the U.S.), with info about how long before symptoms go away, so you know when/if to come back.

                          I wish I could help with the timing, but The Boyfriend doesn't really ever get bleeding with his stones.
                          Durp.

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                          • #28
                            Ermagerd, Kirdney Sternes!

                            *cross fingers, pray I never get one*
                            Crohn's, doing SCD

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                            • #29
                              the hospital only gave me generic info about hematuria (blood in the urine) and kidney stones. But none of it is any more useful that what I can find on google. Sigh. I really hope this ends soon. :-(

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                              • #30
                                I had blood in my urine on and off for weeks - pretty much the whole time the stone was in there. I does look pretty shocking, but I think the actually amount of blood in there is fairly limited.

                                I think a 4 mm stone has a pretty decent chance of passing on it's own, so I don't think there is much they can do for you anyway. There is a drug used to treat prostate issues that can be taken - it has been shown to shorten the time it takes to pass a stone by a few days.

                                I had success using the olive oil and lemon juice cure from curezone. I have no idea if it was just coincidence, but I would try it again if I get another stone. It is not for the faint of heart, but I was pretty desperate.
                                Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

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