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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok, I finally went to the doctor today, I have been feeling a kidney or bladder infection coming on for about a week. When I went to the doctor I explained to him my symptoms and he did a urinalysis and I had no infection, did a sonogram ad I have a small kidney stone. ACK! It will pass in the next 12-24 hours (he thinks) and I have to go back tomorrow afternoon for another sonogram. He said some women have said passing them hurts worse that having a baby (no baby here but I can only imagine) and some women say it's not quite that bad. Some women even pass out. I do NOT want to go through this. I am soooo nervous. Has anyone here had one? I am having pain now and actually dread going to the bathroom but it's not unbearable. How fast will it pass when it's ready? I have thought of a million questions since I have left the Dr.
post #2 of 18
I have never had a kidney stone but I'd be concerned too. Did the docs give you any pain medication?
post #3 of 18
Yep! Trust me, saying "Very painful" is like the understatement of the decade. I sure don't wish one to no one.... they ain't pretty. In my father's side of the family kidneys have a fabrication defect not covered by manufacturers warranty

Best of luck.... you will need it. Drink lots of water. Lots of it. Also you can try cranberry juice (yuck!). The more fluids to push it, the quicker it will go. The last thing we want is that thing to get stuck a while in the urethra, for its the most painful part.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by yoviher
Yep! Trust me, saying "Very painful" is like the understatement of the decade. I sure don't wish one to no one.... they ain't pretty. In my father's side of the family kidneys have a fabrication defect not covered by manufacturers warranty

Best of luck.... you will need it. Drink lots of water. Lots of it. Also you can try cranberry juice (yuck!). The more fluids to push it, the quicker it will go. The last thing we want is that thing to get stuck a while in the urethra, for its the most painful part.

OH MY GOSH I was trying to be in good spirits about it, now I am just plain scared. Yes, he called me in a prescription of pain medicine. If I drink ALOT of water will it pass really fast, like in the amount of time it takes to use the restroom? (I ask as I am down on my knees praying it will go fast)
post #5 of 18
Well, remember that its the fluids that push it, so if you urinate less, then it will go slower... that's the philosophy behind it, and it softens a bit the passage. But I doubt it will go that fast. Anyway, since its small, you should not get that scared. Nobody I know has died from it. Either way, you need to drink lots of fluids.

What's the name of the prescription?
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
I believe he said toradal (sp?) It's not ready for pick up yet. Guess I have one long night ahead of me. Was gonna try to go to work tomorrow, maybe not....
post #7 of 18
Toradol will help. It's an NSAID. As was previously suggested drink plenty of fluids, and like pregnancy and childbirth stories don't let the horror stories of others frighten you. A lot of stones will pass without significant pain. 8-14 oz of fliuds and juices per hour if you can hold that much.

I wish you well.


Sue
post #8 of 18
Squirtle how horrible for you. Keep on drinking and drinking and drinking, and remember it is not the same for everyone. I'm praying for you.
post #9 of 18
I've never had a kidney stone...I can't imagine it would hurt worse than having a baby...but having a baby is on different pain levels for people, depending on the length of labor and ease of delivery, so I suppose passing a stone may be the same way...hopefully not as bad for some as it has been for others. My prayers are with you. *hugs*
post #10 of 18
Well, I've never had a kidney stone and labor was not a big deal for me. I'm sure it depends on your pain tolerance level. I would think it was a mind over matter situation, if you are expecting alot of pain, you will have it, if not, you won't. Just keep drinking and rest.
post #11 of 18
Hey don't worry when mine moved out of the kidney was bad when I passed
it on out I didn't hurt at all.BTW are you straining your urine with the cone
that the DR.gave you? SAVE it if you can they will test to see what caused
the stone
BTW this is Charlie couldn't get it change user's To Catfolks Got to how to do
that. Don't fret it will be easier if you are not tense. Trust me it is not as bad
the 1st BM after hemmorid surgery BTDT .
post #12 of 18
I've never had one but had a friend who did.
It was painful for him, but like Victor said drink as much fluids as you can to flush it out.

Sending you hugs and head butts from me and the kitts
post #13 of 18
I've never had a kidney stone yet either but my brother had some and it was very painful for him. He did pass out once from the pain and they gave him some vicodin(sp?) for the pain.

Hopefully it will pass so keep drinking LOTS of fluids, esp. water.

Good luck.
post #14 of 18
Men have it worse when it comes to stones...the anatomical passagway is narrower, and longer...women generally have it easier because the passageway is wider and shorter.

However there's always the SIZE of the stone that affects everything.

No personal experience here, but wishing you the best of luck and that it will be small, and as painless as possible.

Spotz
post #15 of 18
awwww squirtle im sorry you have to go through this.
ive never had a kidney stone before, but by reading these posts they sound quite painfull, hope youll be ok, let us know how you are
post #16 of 18
Just read this, Squirttle, and I'm so sorry you're having to experience this! I most often see Dr.s prescribe stronger meds than Toradol for kidney stones. If you find that it doesn't adequately relieve your pain, please notify your Dr. He may prescribe something more effective. Hopefully you won't have that much pain, though! You're in my prayers. Please let us know how you are feeling!
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
I had to go back to the doctor yesterday for another ultrasound, I was having alot of pain before I went, it wasn't unbearable, I doubt if it felt like having a child (haven't been through that), but it wasn't fun either I had to drink 32 ounces of water an hour before my appt. and hold it. That wasn't easy. Once I got done with my ultrasound they let me use the restroom and it passed. It didn't hurt when I actually passed it, the pain was during the time it was in my kidney. They tested it and I have too much calcium, so I need to start drinking alot of water. Whew! Glad it is over and thanks all of you for being there. I was terrified at first, I don;t want to have to go through it again, thats for sure
post #18 of 18
So happy it's over! Glad the pain wasn't so very bad. Thanks for the update!
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