4 Mm Kidney Stones Won't Pass

Dec 17, 2013

I have a kidney stone lodged at the bottom of the right ureter pole near my bladder that won't pass into my bladder. I have been dealing with the pain of this stone moving for several weeks. My urologist say it is small enough to pass (4mm). Meanwhile I'm on pain meds and anti nausea medication. My health insurance kicks in January 1st and if it hasn't passed by the my doctor will remove it. I understand that process is as uncomfortable as the stone's movement. I have esophageal lesions and a gastric ulcer so drinking anything with lemon juice to help the stone pass is unheard of. (I read some people do that). My worst pain is in my back at the area my doctor calls the right flank; and also lower. I am also having pain in the front of my left side but I'm not sure if that's related. Has anyone had to deal with waiting for a stone to pass for this length of time. I'm miserable.

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Kidney Stones That Won't Pass

I'm a 17 year old male and about 3-4 months ago I had a lot of pain in my lower back. My fathers side of the family has a long history of kidney stones ( he just had a 14mm stone that had to be broken up). Anyways the doctors said that I have a kidney stone in my left kidney that is less than 1mm. That's not the side that bothers me, they also found a 2mm stone in my right kidney. They say this isn't causing the pain but yet I'm at a constant 7/10 on the pain scale off meds. On the meds it reduces to a 4/10 and the severe pain episodes are less frequent. I've been on and off the meds now for the last couple months but I dislike laying around like a vegetable... My pain episodes start with severe sweating and slightly higher pain levels. Then it moves on to excruciating pain that causes screaming or tearing up. Then I feel the need to use the restroom and the pain will then max out at a 10/10 on several occasions this pain has been so severe that it has caused vomiting to the point of dry heaves. I am considering having my parents take me to the hospital and demand that I have the stone removed upon my next episode of severe pain. I've never felt the testicular discomfort and I have been keeping up with about a gallon of water a day but my urine is still yellow and smes awful.. Does anyone have a recommendation on my next course of action? I'm ready to get this over with. I've had to cancel several meetings with my army recruiter due to severe pain that has prevented me from driving or the use of narcotics ( Tylenol codeine #3, percocet, endocet,hydrocodone) and alternative pain medications and antiinflammatories (Tramadol, mobic). I feel like my life is on hold.

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In June of 2011 I went to the Doctor for upper right back pain. I had an x-ray done and it showed a 1 cm stone in the right kidney. Last year in August I went to the ER for some stomach pain not related to kidney stones but a 3 cm stone showed in the right kidney....I was having a lot of upper back pain a few months ago and the DR figured it was a kidney stone because I had blood in my urine...the X Ray showed no stone. I was surprised because 5 years ago I had a 4 cm stone get stuck and was in the hospital for a few days until they retrieved it. I have had no major pain other than what I had here recently since that ct. Is it possible for it to have passed with no discomfort?

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6 days ago I was having some weird pain in my lower back and side and my urine was really dark.

I went to go see our doctor and they got me to go take a urinalysis, I had some blood in my urine and with the pain they decided I have kidney stones.

I've been in a bit of pain for the last 4 days(nothing that'll interrupt my day), and I've been taking percocets to help it, It feels like whatever is in there is dissolving or whatever(I've been drinking a ton of water) and the pain is starting to go away.

Usually how long would it take to pass? I'm thinking of seeing my doctor tomorrow and asking for a couple more days off.

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I'm a perfectly healthy 24 year old female and last Monday I started feeling what I had assumed was cramps for my period, despite the fact that I had already went through this months cycle. I just figured I'd cramp the last bit of the month and then start sometime after the first. Thanksgiving hit and the cramping had only gotten a little worse.

Then Friday came and I was having some pretty bad cramping in my back. that does happen from time to time. Then on Saturday I had several "attacks" where i puked twice from the pain. At this point I was thinking it was the "stomach bug everyone keeps talking about. By sunday evening i pretty much had decided there was something even more wrong after having pukled 3 times earlier that day and having pain so bad i curled up in bed and slept through it. went to the er, puked 3 more times, was told i had a 3mm kidney stone on my right side that had just entered the part between my uriter and kidney. i was given 15 5-325mg percocet 0.4mg flomax, and 4mg ondansetron for nausea. When I am awake I have been drinking nothing but cranberry juice and water.

Now heres my issues.

How long is it gonna take for me to pass this thing?

reason I ask is because

1) its so close to the holidays and I NEED to be working my CDL with my permit so i can actually take my drivers test and I cant do that while on the Percocet (however the percocet is the only thing keeping me from screaming in agony)

2) Percocet is an adictive drug, and i dont want to devolope a dependancy on it. Monday I took one pretty much every 4-6 hours. Ever since then I've been trying to go 8 but then I start to feel an "eppisode" coming on and I take one and fall asleep.

3) the nausea.... i have been consistantly nauseas since this begen and the pills under the tongue arenkt helping... in fact if it doesnkt make it worse, they do absoluetly nothing!! Please, gimmie an estimated time this is supposed to last. i take the flomax once a day before bed, every night so far. I know no one knows for sure, but I just don't know how much longer I can take this and need a rough estimate....

also i have not had a bm since thursday... not sure if thats normal iwth kidney stones or not.

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Sorry- felt like ranting as frustrated as its been two full days since litho and nothing passing yet. Plus I have a bad back (2 surgeries) which makes it hard to do the exercises where you drink 2 cups water, wait 30 minutes, then elevate kidney @ 45 degrees and stay like that for 30 minutes to try and get the pieces to move.

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