Kidney Stone Update/Question

By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2014-03-13 20:10:12 -0500
Started 2014-03-13 18:29:39 -0500

I went to the hospital to have a CT scan done today, then I went to see my urologist. He said that the main kidney stone was gone. I didn't even know that I passed it. But there are still kidney stones on the higher part of my kidneys. They are the tiny ones. He also said that I have bunch of plaque on my aorta. That's not the stuff you get on your teeth, is it? But what does that mean? I go back on June 12th for an X-ray, and a follow up visit.

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jayabee52 2014-03-13 20:10:12 -0500 Report

Howdy Nyu

Glad the bigger stone has passed, I pray the others will pass uneventfully as well!

The news that you have a "plaque" in your aorta is quite troubling. You can read and see an infographic about this on the NIH site here ~

And unfortunately, dental plaque and the bulid up in the arteries are not the same (sorry Gabby) dental plaque is, according to WebMD "Plaque is the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms on teeth" ~ whereas the arterial plaque is "made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood" (see the link of the NIH website above.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

GabbyPA 2014-03-13 18:47:28 -0500 Report

Plaque is kind of like what you get on your teeth. It is a build up of plaque in your arteries that restricts the flow of your blood. It can be removed with several things such as diet, medicines or with surgery. It all depends on how bad it is and how your body works with you to get rid of it.

Glad to hear the big kidney stone is passed. I hope the little ones get on their way out as well.