Kidney stones. Who's had 'em?

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  1. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    I'm currently battling a kidney stone and it's winning.

    Last Saturday I was sitting watching Netflix, when all of a sudden a super strong pain occurred on my right side and wouldn't go away. After about 2 hours of this, I decided to go to the ER (I thought it was appendicitis).

    CT scan showed a nice kidney stone. They threw me a small script of hydrocodone and an anti-nausea med (no nausea) and told me to follow up with my pcp.

    Met with my pcp yesterday and he gave me another (small) hydrocodone script, flomax, and a funnel thingy with a mesh screen in the bottom to pee in. Hopefully I'll catch the stone and they can find out it's makeup.

    Hurts like nothing I've ever experienced before and I'm really hoping it passes soon.

    Any advice? I'm drinking lemon water like it's going out of style and chewing pain meds like skittles. No relief.
     
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    pag23 NRA Life Member

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    Damn...prayers sent as I heard they suck going through the tube..

    Never had them probably due to i drink a lot of water with lemon or lime on occasion... I rarely drink sweet iced tea.

    Get well...drink some beer..lol
     
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    I haven’t (knock on wood), but know enough people who have and what they went through, you have my most sincere condolences. They all passed but none I know of were pleasant.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Thanks! :cheers:

    From what I gather, it's my lack of water intake that likely caused it. My wife is always telling me that I need to drink more water. I don't drink much (hardly any at all) soda or tea, but I just don't drink enough water. Never have...

    Until now.
     
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    glowrod Fightin' Fire

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    I've had them numerous times. Last one was 8mm and that was a no pass. Had them laser blasted to the old day tank of water blasting which was my preferred method of taking care of them to everything in between. I've also passed them naturally. Pretty painful anyway you look at it. The triage nurse at the ER said that it is easy without a doubt easy to diagnose two emergency's. One is a woman that is about to give birth and the other is someone that comes in with a kidney stone.
    They are not fun and can be very painful.
    Best of luck.
    My downfall has always been the lack of staying hydrated. Keep drinking water to clean out the system.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Thanks, Willy. :cheers:

    You know it's regarded to be very painful when you have an ER doc & PCP BOTH write you prescriptions for pain meds. In this day and age of the opiate crisis, getting a pain med script is harder than passing a kidney stone! :supergrin:
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    Mine was the size of a golf ball with two nine mm behind it. The shattered them and went thru my side to remove most of the fragments. This was several years ago. They are back. I'm getting scans next month and seeing the Urologist in November. Good luck OP. tom. :cowboy:
     
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    KBKEITH Problem Solver Platinum Member

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    Sorry to hear that, Josh. I hope that damn thing passes with as little pain as possible.

    Oh yeah, I heard that drinking beer and liquor prevents kidney stones, but I’m sure that’s just a rumor with zero substance. :whistling:

    :D
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Thanks, Keith! :cheers:

    I like your rumor and as far as I'm concerned, it's full of the kind of substance that I can live with! :drink:
     
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    Just went through it a couple weeks ago. 4th... 5th time I've had one. This one was close to 5mm. Week and a half of pressure, pain, then feel fine for a day. You would think I would of known passing it (5mm is big!), but woke up one day and... nothing. I've been fine since.
    Before I left the hospital, the doctor mentions the CT scan showed another one in my left kidney. Evidently I'm a stone factory.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    I can pee in it, then top off the oil in my car...

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    Probably cost my insurance company $500.
     
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    harold63 I'm not retired

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    After reading about what everyone goes through with them, I had my kidneys removed. Eff that! ;)
     
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    Had them, not good. Twice was hospitalized and they went in through the penis, through the bladder and into the kidney. Placed a stint in for a few weeks for healing, then up in again to remove the stint. The removal is done in office, no pain, just pressure.

    Wasn't a big deal in my mind, but really glad the stones are gone!
     
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    arkdweller22 Cuhootnified Roamer

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    That sucks Josh. Sorry to hear...
    My uncle had a couple and basically said it sucks and they’re all different.
    Passed one and had two laser blasted.
    Now he drinks as much water (beer) as he can. Hasn’t had one in a decade.
    Best of luck to you my friend. :cheers:
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    :cheers:
     
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    harold63 I'm not retired

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    I'm kind of a sissy. If they were to do this to me, someone is waking the anesthesiologist, first.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Oh, no f'ing doubt! If this happens, I will not be awake for it.
     
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    Two of my son's had this done. I had two, twenty years apart. None to soon. Mine passed. Good luck to you. Drink lots of water, sons add lemon daily. Some docs try and do chemistry on a stone if you catch it to determine cause.
     
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