Secondary Hypertension from Kidney Stones?

Joe Community Member October 12, 2007
  • I'm 52 white male and have had hypertension for more than 20 years. I have been diagnosed with essential hypertension.

     

    I also have had kidney stones since I was 19. As time went on, the pain from passing the stones decreased to the point I'm not really sure I am passing a stone. I just get an ache that seems to travel down my abdomen in the course of 1 or 2 days. During this time I notice my blood pressure shoots up to 150 to 160 even on my medications.

     

    When I was young the stones were hard jagged crystals like quartz but the stones I have passed recently are totally different, more like clotted sand that easily crumbles. I guess this is why I don't feel much pain.

     

    My question is there any way to tell if kidney blockage is a problem? I am currently uninsured so I don't want to go to a lot of doctors. Are there symptoms associated with kidney problems that are related to hypertension? That is, is there a way to determine if kidney blockage might be a problem?

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  • Anne B
    Oct. 24, 2010

    Hi, I have a similar problem. I started having blood in my urine a month ago which was followed by a night of hell. I realized it must be kidney stones but I didn't see one pass. My blood pressure shot up to about 146/96 and has stayed up for the last month. I have felt sick, nauseated all the time and had an ultrasound last friday which showed a stone. Not...

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    Hi, I have a similar problem. I started having blood in my urine a month ago which was followed by a night of hell. I realized it must be kidney stones but I didn't see one pass. My blood pressure shot up to about 146/96 and has stayed up for the last month. I have felt sick, nauseated all the time and had an ultrasound last friday which showed a stone. Not sure what the doc wants to do with me. But I definitely think my high BP is due to the stone because it has been normal. I'm a 56 year old with no history of high BP or stones. I feel for anyone going through this, as it is pretty miserable.

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    Anonymous
    Jan. 20, 2010

    i have noticed thee same thing. im 32 and kidney stones and hbp are my only health probs

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    Rachael
    Feb. 26, 2008

    If you ever find out anything repost please.  I am a 34 y/o female with a history of kidney stones and HBP.  At 20 I had my first child and HBP accompanied it.  About one year later I passed my first kidney stone.  I started BP treatment at about 25y/o and am still being treated today.  Since my first kidney stone I have passed around...

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    If you ever find out anything repost please.  I am a 34 y/o female with a history of kidney stones and HBP.  At 20 I had my first child and HBP accompanied it.  About one year later I passed my first kidney stone.  I started BP treatment at about 25y/o and am still being treated today.  Since my first kidney stone I have passed around 25+ stones.  Mine are of calcium/oxlate (sp?).  I have had lithotripsy and the procedure where they go in and remove stone internally.  Scans show that my kidneys are "full of gravel".  I've seen many doctors and no one seems interested in any correlation or my history.  I am of good shape and weight.  So they are always suprised to hear of my high BP.  Please......again repost if you find anything out and I will likewise.

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      Denise
      Feb. 02, 2009

      Hi Rach, I have a very similar problem than you. I had my first kidney stone at 36 and it passed on through. The way I discovered it was blood in the urine and my BP was high. Never had HBP. I was on BP meds for a year but once the stone passed my BP went back to normal. Then the last few weeks I had hematuria again and my BP was high. Low and behold another...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Rach, I have a very similar problem than you. I had my first kidney stone at 36 and it passed on through. The way I discovered it was blood in the urine and my BP was high. Never had HBP. I was on BP meds for a year but once the stone passed my BP went back to normal. Then the last few weeks I had hematuria again and my BP was high. Low and behold another stone but this time it is too big to pass and have to have lithotripsy....The doctors look at me surprisingly when I tell them I think the HBP is due to stone formation since everytime I have a stone my BP goes up. They look at me like I have two heads! Can they not figure out the correlation between hypertension and kidney stones??? Th Good luck with your stones and BP

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