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Should i get 2nd opinion

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2010
  • 02:49 PM

Hi im a 28 yr old Female and I have had 1 kidney infection in the past,well my kidneys started hurting like they did with the infection.I bought at home UTI test followed direction and got a negative result for infection.I waited a for 2 weeks to see if pain would go away it did not.I went to a urologist yesterday he had me give a urine sample and did an exam which consisted of poking me in different areas on back and abdomen.no Xray was performed.I am having colicky pain sometimes sharp sometimes dull worse at night and sometime worse when I lift small objects like pocketbook the pain starts in "kidney" area and goes to pelvic region.The Urologist said I have a pinched nerve I dont think I do because I have gone online and researched the pain associated with pinched nerve and I dont have shooting pain in legs or a tingling sensation.I have also researched kidney stones and those symtoms seem spot on.My question is should I go to yet another DR(I have no insurance)or should i trust the DR.

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  • I would hope the urologist knows this field. Also, a 'pinched nerve' that you may have heard of which causes leg tinging doesn't apply to all nerves. There are nerves that let you have sensations in the kidney. Did the doctor check for skin sensation anywhere, to prove it's nerve related?Is your pain 'colicky' (comes and goes, about 7-20 minutes apart)? Does it travel downward, coming from your flank? Is it constant/ worse when walk or stand? I recently treated a friend with stone symptoms, using Dr. Schulze's Kidney detox to dissolve the stone(s). Within the 5 day program he was all better. :)
    Med Student 64 Replies
    • February 10, 2010
    • 06:26 AM
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  • If you're asking yourself if you should get a 2nd opinion, you already know the answer. YOU know your body & what feels normal. Trust your body & intuition. I KNEW there was something wrong, I know my body & how it usually feels. My doctor told me I was "fine" & that it was stress, I went to the ER anyway & was diagnosed with a blood clot in my lung & a lesion in my brain (causing the migraines). I have since switched doctors. I didn't used to question doctors, just always assumed they were omnipotent, but now I've learned to trust myself & my body first. I'm not saying you have a life threatening disease or anything like that. What I am saying is that no one knows your body better than you. You live in it everyday. Sometimes doctors do make mistakes, after all, they are human too. But if YOU think there is something wrong...have it checked out. We don't have insurance either, and it can be expensive, but NOTHING is more important than your life & your health...tell the next doctor (if you decide to go) that you think you have kidney stones. Most doctors welcome a patient who has some insight & might already know what's wrong & are looking for treatment. I wish you the best of luck, hope you're feeling better soon (:)) & keep us posted.
    Hmreid 1 Replies
    • February 10, 2010
    • 00:46 PM
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