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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 04:56 AM

my son is sick (probably nothing serious)

Hematuria. We're going to an urgent Care center later today because he has no GP/pediatrician here locally.

It's probably just a UTI from what I'm reading (he has no other symptoms), but yes when he told me, it freaked me out.

Wish him luck. Thanks.

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Reply my son is sick (probably nothing serious) (Original post)
steve2470 Aug 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Aug 2013 #1
steve2470 Aug 2013 #2
MiddleFingerMom Aug 2013 #3
steve2470 Aug 2013 #4
Paka Aug 2013 #5
steve2470 Aug 2013 #6
LiberalEsto Aug 2013 #7
steve2470 Aug 2013 #8
steve2470 Aug 2013 #9
Aristus Aug 2013 #10
steve2470 Aug 2013 #11
In_The_Wind Aug 2013 #12
steve2470 Aug 2013 #13
joeybee12 Sep 2013 #23
steve2470 Sep 2013 #24
joeybee12 Sep 2013 #25
steve2470 Sep 2013 #26
steve2470 Sep 2013 #14
steve2470 Sep 2013 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2013 #16
steve2470 Sep 2013 #17
steve2470 Sep 2013 #18
LiberalEsto Sep 2013 #20
steve2470 Sep 2013 #21
LiberalEsto Sep 2013 #27
steve2470 Sep 2013 #28
MiddleFingerMom Sep 2013 #19
steve2470 Sep 2013 #22
steve2470 Sep 2013 #29
Locut0s Sep 2013 #30
steve2470 Sep 2013 #31
steve2470 Sep 2013 #32

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 05:44 AM

1. I hope he is okay!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 06:23 AM

2. thanks, kind of you nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 06:46 AM

3. It IS a disturbing sign but, as you've found, the VAST majority...

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... of times it indicates something VERY low on the "seriousness scale".
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He'll be fine... then YOU'LL be fine.
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You'll see.
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Sending vibes for him... AND you, Dad.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 06:50 AM

4. Thanks MFM, very kind of you

I was more freaked out than he or his mother who is a med/surg nurse.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:55 AM

5. Not to worry!

You didn't say his age and/or general health, but with no other complications, probably idiopathic. Hang tight, he will be fine.

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Response to Paka (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:56 AM

6. 17 and generally excellent health, thanks ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:05 AM

7. I hope all is well and that he gets better ASAP

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:39 AM

8. thanks ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:01 PM

9. update

My son saw an ARNP, got a scrip for a sulfa antibiotic, was told there was small traces of blood and protein but sample going to the lab. Probably going to turn out minor but awaiting lab results. Thanks for support, fellow Loungers.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:05 PM

10. Probably Bactrim.

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole.

Pretty standard for UTI's. But it's pretty unusual for guys to get them. Is your son drinking enough water? Frequent urination is a way to reduce bladder infections.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:08 PM

11. yes that's the drug, thanks

I think he is but I'm not sure. He seems to go to the bathroom as much as I do, and I drink plenty of fluids. I hope it's just a uti, but we'll see soon I guess.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:16 PM

12. Thanks for the update.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:17 PM

13. thank you :) nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 07:34 PM

23. Good luck!

Hopefully it's minor, like you said.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #23)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 07:35 PM

24. thanks, it's a kidney stone, he'll be ok once the medical stuff is over nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 07:43 PM

25. Ow! I had one once...

Very painful!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 07:44 PM

26. he has no pain, just the hematuria, i'm sure it was very painful nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 09:48 PM

14. update: NOT a UTI, no other symptoms, hematuria has gotten worse

He sees a urologist tomorrow.

The ARNP mentioned that perhaps it is a benign bladder tumor. Wish him luck.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 12:16 PM

15. update: trying to get him into a urologist STAT, so frustrating...

Nurse mom now calling to apply pressure.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 12:23 PM

16. Oh dear. I'm glad you are staying on top of this.

Vibes for your son, and YOU.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 01:04 PM

17. thanks !

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 05:42 PM

18. update...again...

Kidney stone, lithotripsy (sp?) to come.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 06:46 PM

20. My husband had one a few months ago

They put him on painkillers but he couldn't function on them. I did some research and gave him a glass of water with a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar. The pain lessened and went away in a couple of days.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 07:02 PM

21. oh good thing to know, thanks ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 08:17 PM

27. I should have added that he drank two glasses of it each day

morning and evening.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 08:18 PM

28. thanks ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 06:06 PM

19. Since you didn't say, I'll assume he's asymptomatic other than the blood. They can

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Keep us apprised and I hope they can resolve it as pain- and hassle-free as possible.
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Talk to them about things you can do to minimize the chance of recurrence.
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Vibes coming for you and your son.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 07:04 PM

22. hopefully they can do the lithotripsy on him, yes I'll speak to him on how to minimize recurrence

thanks for good thoughts !

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 01:36 AM

29. update: son gets cystoscopy at 1230 pm my time today

Hopefully, next step is lithotripsy and end of problems. Wish him luck. Poor kid.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 03:34 AM

30. Sorry I missed this post. Thanks for keeping us up to date on this...

Good to know it's nothing more serious than Kidney stones but like MFM said they can be some of the most painful things you can have in your life. My father had a bout with them some years back. My mother had to race him to the ER he was in so much pain, he threw up and was incoherent because of how much pain he was in. They gave him lots of morphine and in time he managed to pass them in the ER. Said he's never been in that much pain in his life. But luckily it's not serious in terms of danger to your health. Sending good vibes, the best to you and your son. I hope he passes them quickly and the pain isn't too bad. Make sure he asks for enough pain meds if he needs them.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 03:49 AM

31. thank you, he's not to the passing stage, which makes me think the doctor will order lithotripsy....

to break them up. Yes, I've heard the horrible stories about kidney stones and I sure don't want him to pass one.

Thank you for the good vibes, you're a good guy !

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 06:01 PM

32. last update (I hope)

Son had cystoscopy and lithotripsy, no problems, is home now in bed, I'm sure, at mom's house.

With any luck (knock on wood), he won't have any more stones for many years (or ever again). Thanks
for tolerating my anxieties, loungers.

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