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Posted last week, found out what was wrong - kidney stone - will it pass?

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  • Posted By: Vikefantam
  • May 21, 2009
  • 00:11 AM

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).

God Bless!


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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  • Well I wish I would have seen this when It was posted. I have had kidney stones for 12 years, literally half my life at this point. I know pretty much everything a PT can know about the urinary system, and kidneys lol. With a 2mm stone should have passed easily. Your dads stone on the other hand...They should have preformed lithotripsy. Which is removal of the kidney stones, quick procedure. Leaving a stone can cause infections, and hydronephrosis.(fluid in kidney)not good. Hope all went well!
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