Folks who have had kidney stones.

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  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    I’ve had three many years ago. Right now I’ve got an intermittent pain in my left side that won’t go away and doesn’t feel like any muscle pain I’ve had. Been going on for 3 days.

    It’s on the same side my other 3 stones were.

    Is it possible I’m passing a stone? I haven’t noticed any blood in my urine..
     
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  2. dartor

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    Chug lots of water, may be stones.
     
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    Maybe it’s a tumor? You never know. My mommy says go to the doctor and she’s always right. :wavey:
     
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    If it keeps hurting, I will.
     
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    May God have mercy of your soul....kidney stones are worse than watching the Democrats debate..


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    So far I’m OK. Not too much pain so far.
     
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    If you have had 3 previous stones before, and do not know if this is a familiar pain, then you are not a good learner. It is a very distinctive experience.
     
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    Kidney stone related pain is very uncomfortable...a former medical director once called it the closest a male can come to active child birth.

    The pain typically starts in a patient’s back to the left or right of the vertebrae near the union of the bottom rib. Radiation of the pain is often reported around the same side of the body to the lower area of the abdomen. Patients typically do not find any positional relief, e.g.: sitting or laying down.

    Does your pain get worse with movement (standing, bending forward to reach a low object, turning your torso)? Any recent unusual physical activity (moving furniture or appliances, working in an odd position), or trauma to the area?
     
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    Any pain not associated with sex or a great middle aged sporting moment I don’t wait and go see the doctor.
     
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    I've had them in the past and have them now. See your Urologist asap. tom. :fred:
     
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    I had was very, bad....after a few hours in the middle of the night, it got extremely unbearable, called my dad, a physician he told me to go to the local hospital, sounds like a kidney stone, we had 2 small kids, so I drove over to the hospital, as I pulled into the parking lot the pain started to subside...I waited in the car, pain stopped....so I thought, what should I do....go into the hospital and tell them I had intense pain that was now gone? Went across the street to a diner, had breakfast, went home, showered, drove to work...never happened again?? What was that?
     
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    Yup. Doctor visit.

    I hate going too but have learned the hard way not to wait on these things any longer than necessary.

    If nothing else, trust @nursetim’s mother!
     
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    No change due to position. Drank lots of water tonight. Hopefully it will get better and just pass through.
     
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    I've never had them but my brother in law did...I never laughed so much in a long time.
     
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    Earlier this year, I went to the doctor about pain in my lower left abdomen. MRI revealed a stone deemed to large to pass. I had outpatient surgery to have it removed. Later on my Doc had me do two twenty-four hour urine collections to determine the cause / composition of the stone. The test said I had too much calcium and recommend I drink filtered water and lemonade for the citric acid benefits. I hope all goes well with you.
     
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    I never felt anything until it was already in my bladder....

    I kept having this weird burning feeling when I pissed. Then it got lodged in the right side ureter. Holy ****. There is no way to move, no position that helps, no nothing til they hit me with the dilaudid in the emergency room.

    The one I had was the size of a large pea, and covered in spikes. Looked like a cockulburr. It wouldn't pass, so they had to surgically remove it. No incisions, they went through my, well, I will leave that for y'all to figure out.

    Afterwards, they had to put in a stent so the blood clot didn't plug me up, and I was awake when they took that out. Not fun.
     
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    The one I had, I passed some blood a few days before, had slight small-of-the-back pain. I just ignored it.

    A few days later, it blocked my ureter *completely*, and I was in high pain.
    I could have driven to the hospital, but had the wife do it. They thought I would have permanent kidney damage from the blockage, but I lucked out.

    It was 10mm x 9mm, and TWO lithotripsies didn't even touch it. After 6 weeks (SIX!) they went up with a laser, and dragged pieces out with grabbers.

    I haven't had one in the intervening 10 years...
     
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    My wife said it hurt worse than childbirth