Well, I was treated specifically for a UTI which turned out to be E. coli (very common). What they didn't tell me last week when the films were taken is that the CAT scan with and without contrast I had last Thursday and Friday showed a 2 mm stone (relatively small) in my kidney. I TOLD the doctor's office I was in agony. That's the LAST time I see the NP for anything. It's either the PA or the doctor. The PA kept telling me it was just a UTI even though I was literally peeing blood and told him I was in excruciating pain. He told me I'd be feeling better by the next day but I got progressively worse over 3 days, running a fever despite analgesics, etc. I'm not real happy with him.
Now, my dad has a 3 cm (yes cm) stone lodged in his kidney (now asymptomatic) that has been there for years, so I may very well not pass this, correct? That's fine but I'm curious - if the stone truly still is in my kidney (the fever, violent shaking chills, burning, bladder spasms have all stopped after 7 days of Macrobid (twice a day) of agony and I'm just now starting to get my strength back almost 2 weeks after this started, if it starts to pass, am I going to be in pain again? Or possibly it could pass without incident? I know both are possible but I don't want to end up as sick as I was and too stubborn to go to the ER even though I felt like I was dying.
Can anyone give me symptoms of a small stone starting to pass? Is there anything I should look out for?
Thanks bunches! Hope you're all having a better day here (way more than stone going on).
P.S. Huge thanks to my PA - Leo. Everyone once in awhile you meet someone who you know was truly meant for their job. He's definitely one of them, and darned good at it.
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