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good morning, my question is as follows, i was diagnosed
with MEN type 1 in 1988 with a pituitary tumor, over active parathyroid and a mass on my panaceas. had surgeries to remove 3 and a half parathyroid, transfinodial surgery to remove pit tumor. had a total thyroidectomy in 96 and since 2009 been battling constant kidney stones. but between 88 and 2008 no stones... I was on a testosterone therapy in which i was giving myself a 1 cc injection every 3 weeks. but no one took me off the therapy, i ran out of needles and my doc at the current time said i should be ok.my wife found some info saying it could be low t. can you help or point me in a direction.

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Carl:

Low testosterone does not typically cause kidney stones.  What you need is a good 24 hour urine test for kidney stone prevention analysis and treatment.  If you don't have a local physician with this expertise, you may want to consider a trip to a major center where experts in this can be found.  Dr. Fred Coe and his group in Chicago are widely recognized as world class experts and there are about another 30 or so in the US.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

Expertise

Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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