Hi. My name is Allie and I'm new to healthboards. I was in ER Monday night from 4am until 11am, and was diagnosed with kidney stones after two catscans. I was heavily drugged, and released. By the time the drugs wore off, most of the pain was gone. It's two days later, and I've been straining my urine but haven't caught anything yet. The only thing I'm still feeling is a heavy pressure in my bladder. I'm constantly feeling like I have to pee really badly, but when I go to the bathroom, very little comes out. I'm drinking as much water as I can, and like I said, I'm not feeling much pain (other than little twinges) in my kidneys anymore, but this bladder pressure is horrible.
Is this normal for kidney stones? I haven't scheduled a follow up appointment yet, as I don't have insurance and I'm already terrified of that ER bill (with two scans, YIKES!) ... any information anyone could give me would be very helpful. I looked through both this forum and the urology forum and I didn't see anything that had anything to do with this. Thanks in advance for your input.
I felt the same when I passed a stone each time, so far twice. I have more in there but my Dr. says it is a area that it wont become dislodged or cause any problems. It took a few days of straining each time then it happened. I have passed 2 stones one from each kidney. The first one I was in so much pain and terrified I just went into my bedroom and rolled around the floor and vomited in the trash for an hour or two, then I passed out. I woke up a few hours later feeling better. The pain would come back at times during the next couple of days but not bad at all. I finally went to the E.R. after the pain came back and needing answers and they told me a kidney stone. I was given the same thing a device to pee through but I was not told why or what to do with the stone. When you do pee it wont hurt, don't worry your suffering is mostly 99% over with. Have the stone analyzed for its composition and your blood tested. To see if there is a underlying condition. Chances are there is not. Kidney stones are very common, so donít freak out. I know how bad it hurts. I have high calcium in my blood which for me might have been why. It is a debate for some what to do so ask your Dr. I eat normally but do not take Calcium supplements or antacids which are calcium and I still have a high but in range calcium level in my blood. Back then in 2000 I did not have insurance either. Depending where you live there are options available, the first time the state paid. The second time I blew it off and it ruined my credit. I eventually paid it but they refuse to remove it from my credit and it cost me extra $$$ on my home loan. I hope this helps. And if anyone has better advise, please do. I am sure I can learn a thing or two.
I appreciate it. The pressure is gone today, and I made a follow up appointment for next Thursday. I'm still having twinges in my back, but nothing excrutiating.
I did the same as you ... the pain was so bad I just kind of rolled around in my bed trying to make it stop for two hours, and then I finally called my mom at 4am haha. Poor mom! Thanks for sharing your story with me, I'm glad I'm not the only one that had that problem!