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Posted by: Joan | 2011/10/05

swallowing anti freeze

someone i know accidentally swallowed a mouth full of antifreeze about 7 years ago. He ended up having to have a very large kidney stone removed. Are there any other tests he should be having to see if he has any other damage from this accident?

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Cyberdoc is the right expert for this one. 7 years is a long time, so the antifreeze will be long gone, but the aftereffects of any damage it caused could linger. I don't know if it can cause kidney stones or if this is a coincidence. As I also get kidney stones, possibly the most painful condition known to man or beast, your friend has my sympathy. There are a range of blood and urine tests which can be done to check whether there is lasting kidney damage, for instance ; better seeing a consultant physician ( a specialist in general medicine ) than a GP.

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Posted by: Anon | 2011/10/05

I think this should rather be posted to the CyberDOC.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/10/05

Cyberdoc is the right expert for this one. 7 years is a long time, so the antifreeze will be long gone, but the aftereffects of any damage it caused could linger. I don't know if it can cause kidney stones or if this is a coincidence. As I also get kidney stones, possibly the most painful condition known to man or beast, your friend has my sympathy. There are a range of blood and urine tests which can be done to check whether there is lasting kidney damage, for instance ; better seeing a consultant physician ( a specialist in general medicine ) than a GP.

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