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Can Ultram Aggravate Existing Kidney Stones?
jennifertoce posted:
I am a 41 year old female that had laser surgery in August of 2012 to break up 2 impacted kidney stones in my left kidney. The urologist told me I did have stones in my right kidney as well, but they were too small to worry about.

I recently was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary embollisms (blood clots); I am currently taking Warfarin for a blood thinner, as well as Lisinopril for blood pressure (my bp was sky high when they discovered the blood clots), Wellbutrin for depression, and, most recently, Tramadol for chronic pain in my knees and Achilles' tendons (ironically, the knee and tendon damage was caused by the antibiotic Levaquin which was administered to me at the time of my kidney surgery).

I am starting to feel the same type of pain on my right side as I did on my left before the surgery, and I'm wondering if any of these medications may have aggravated the stones that are already there, or if any of them could be causing the pain completely separate from my kidney stones.

If anyone has any information on this, I would be truly grateful!

Jennifer T.

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