Kidney Stones Health Record Software
People with Kidney Stones should keep health records to effectively manage their condition and prevent future stone formations. Keeping track of symptoms such as severe pain in the back or side, blood in urine, and frequent urination can help individuals recognize when a kidney stone may be forming or causing issues. Identifying potential triggers, such as certain dietary habits or dehydration, is crucial in devising preventive measures. Measuring fluid intake and urine output can aid in assessing hydration levels and identifying potential risk factors for stone formation. Lab tests, including urine analysis and imaging studies like CT scans, can provide valuable information about the composition and size of the kidney stones.
Moreover, recording the medications taken, such as pain relievers or medications to aid stone passage, will ensure adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Keeping track of doctor visits and discussions about stone management strategies will enable individuals to have a clear understanding of their condition and actively participate in their healthcare decisions.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my #kidney_stones, I will follow the prescribed pain relief and medication regimen, increase my water intake, and make dietary modifications to reduce oxalate intake. I have a follow-up appointment scheduled in two weeks to monitor the stone's progress.
Today, I experienced a sudden sharp pain in my right back, which radiated to my lower abdomen. I also noticed #blood_in urine and had a frequent urge to urinate.
I had a large meal at a restaurant yesterday, which included high-oxalate foods like #spinach and #nuts that could be contributing to the kidney stone formation.
I took #Ibuprofen (400mg) as recommended by my doctor for pain relief. I am also taking #Tamsulosin (0.4mg) to help relax the ureter and facilitate the passage of the stone.
I drank approximately 2.5 liters of #water today to ensure adequate hydration and flush out the stone. My urine output was around 1.2 liters.
I had a urine analysis last week, which confirmed the presence of #calcium_oxalate crystals in my urine, indicating the likelihood of kidney stones.
I visited my urologist, #Dr.Smith, today, who confirmed the presence of a 5mm kidney stone in my right kidney. We discussed the treatment plan, and Dr. Smith advised me to increase my water intake and avoid high-oxalate foods to prevent future stone formations.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.