Patient Comments: Kidney Stones - Treatments

How were your kidney stones treated?

Comment from: BexxieB, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

My kidney stones were treated with pain medication. Ibuprofen works amazingly but sometimes something stronger is needed. That's about all I ever got from the emergency room. The last time I went to the hospital they thought I had 2 stones and sent me home with pain medication to pass them naturally. It finally passed my ureter and then I had irritation to my urethra. I thought it was from passing the stone but the irritation wouldn't go away. The stone was stuck in there somehow. I was able to pass water normally but it felt like a urinary tract infection (UTI). I drank so much water and tried diuretics but nothing worked. It stayed in there for weeks. Finally went into the shower and squatted to relieve myself and 3 small (2mm) and one massive (4x5x6) stones came out without pain. The two stones the doctors thought they saw on the x-ray was one huge stone with two points on either end. I'm actually pretty proud I was able to pass that one.

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Comment from: Terryt, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 29

I have had stones since early 20s and I had lithotripsy twice to treat multiple stones. First attack was nausea for about 2 weeks. I thought it was something more serious. When the stone came first time pain was so severe, thought I was having heart attack. Pain starts in the back and radiates toward testicles. Blood may or may not be in urine, and have had X-rays both showing stone and not showing. I got antibiotic and pain medications and forced liquid down till it moves. When I sat in hot tub, it helped. I don't even worry anymore, as have learned that you can pass stones in excess of 2mm on your own.

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Comment from: mamie43, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

I noted blood in my urine and had pain in my lower back. The doctor put me on Cipro for UTI. Two weeks later, I had more pain. My urine checked out fine at the lab. Four days later, I was unable to urinate during night and the following morning, and I had severe left side and low back pain. I was sent to ER by the doctor, and a CAT scan revealed hydronephrosis, a kidney stone, and large cyst on the left kidney. I was sent home with pain pills, strainers, and told to drink a lot of liquids. The stone passed and was sent to the lab.

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Comment from: ms, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 13

I had some mild pain in lower back for few days constantly thus I visited my physician office. He suspected stones after urine test, and that turned out to be true after CT. I has 1.1 cm on Right and .5 cm on left. With some home medications I passed out .5cm easily but for 1.1 cm I had to get ESWL. I was not well prepared by my urologist. Thus I had to go through lot of pain for 2 days but after that I was find. Passed out lot of stones for next few days. Now after 3 months I am again having mild pain, X-ray shows nothing, but pain is still there. Thus going for ultrasound.

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Comment from: Stoney, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 30

I am having kidney stone pain right NOW. I have been in pain since Wednesday 25th January. The stone is 4.5mm and have been taking medication for its shrinkage to be able to pass it. I don't think this is working. This has been my second stone since April last year 2011. I had a procedure last year to remove that one. It is hell, these stones.

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Comment from: Ml, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 08

When I was 19 I woke up with some pain in my lower back on a Sunday, but suspected I had slept funny. By Tuesday night I was in so much pain I was vomiting. Went to the hospital and they suspected a uti. After peeing into the cup and ruling that out they thought it might be kidney stones. Had a ct scan and blood test done later that day. Went to my doctor who said I should be able to pass it naturally. Luckily we decided to see a urologist who stated that I wouldn't be able to pass the 8mm stone on my own. Had the laser surgery and stent placed but being the lucky person I am had a reaction to the stent that was almost as bad as the kidney stone pain and also had constant blood in my urine. I had to have the stent removed about a week and a half later. The relief was almost instantaneous. Am currently having some similar pain so hoping the stones have not returned !

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