hi my name is Mandy. Over the past 24 months I have had a lot of stomach pain and gone back several times to the doctors who have referred me to several specialists and the only thing they could find was a 12mm kidney stone, but they didn't seem too rushed to do anything about it. about 4 months later I was rushed into hospital with a life-threatening kidney infection and they did a ct scan and ultra sound scan and I had a nephrostomy put in and told I had some kidney loss and needed more tests, but I left hospital a few days later knowing nothing more, with the tube and bag attached. A couple of weeks later I was back in hospital with another kidney infection. I had several more kidney infections but treated by my GP, and a water infection, then I had further tests on my right kidney, then saw 2 different consultants, before I was told my kidney had stopped working and needed to come out. it came as a bit of a shock. but now 6 months later and 9 days post op I feel so much better already, but I don't know why my kidney failed on me? Was it the diabetes? Something I did? Or didn't do? Will I ever know? How do I get some answers?
mandyj423 a day ago