Melissa Benoit

I have a kidney stone! Can this be related to my CF?

People with cystic fibrosis may get oxalate or urate stones related to malnutrition. Symptoms of a kidney stone can include pain that comes and goes in waves and may be related to the stone moving through the urinary system, flank pain, blood in the urine (called hematuria), passage of stone or gravel, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination (called dysuria), and urgency. Different imaging techniques can help your team in confirming this diagnosis if it is suspected. If you do have a stone it may be managed differently according to its size, position and effect on your kidney function.