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Old 10-22-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question Kidney and bladder stone question

I have a question about what my next steps should be. About the beginning of September I have a couple attacks at work on my left side. I thought my side was about to explode and was very nauseas. It only lasted about 15 minutes and then everything returned to normal (just a little sore). I thought it was the oatmeal I was eating. Around Oct 7(Sunday) I started having bladder spasms. I felt achy with a headache and some left flank pain. I went to the doctor on the following Thursday and I had a low grade (99.2) fever so she tested my urine. There was a slight trace of blood so she put me on antibiotics and said she would send it the lab. She guessed a UTI with a kidney infections. I felt no better all weekend… I just felt dizzy and was hard to concentrate. On Monday she called me and said the lab could not grow anything, so I didn’t have any infections. She then sent me for a ultrasound the following Wednesday for an ovary and uterus scan. I thought this was quite strange…. I have never had any problems with either. I told the tech what was going on and she said that I should have come in for a renal scan. I asked her to please look at my bladder and kidneys while she was looking around and sure enough I had a bladder stone. (6mm). I think this was the result of the previous pain that I had a month earlier. It was a kidney stone that was stuck in my bladder. She took pictures of my kidneys also. The doctor that read my scan said don’t leave, I have a page into your doc and I think you need a CT now. Well my doc called back and said… send her home and tell her to drink. Later that day, she called me and said I have a stone that is stuck in my kidney and to drink water. She said when it gets to my bladder… it will flush out. She seemed to have no concern about the one in my bladder. So I continued to drink and deal with the bladder spasm. I went and purchase a screen so I could catch it. I work in a hospital and a couple docs laughed at me when I said I was suppose to pass the bladder stone. I was determined and on Saturday night, I caught it. Needless to say I bled the next day and am still very sore. Meanwhile, I still have a low-grade fever (99.2 – 99.7) and still feel a lot of pressure on my left side. Occasionally I will feel a little pain and still feel dizzy sometimes. It feels like I am really full. I called my doctor today and said that I caught the one stone and want to know if she wanted me to take it to the lab to be analyzed and that I still felt no better. I have heard nothing back from her. Do I just keep drinking and hope it passed? She never told me how many or how big the stone was that was stuck. She just said that when it passed, the pain would go away. Am I in more pain that I realize? I have given birth twice before and my second child was without a drop a pain medication. I have a high tolerance for pain… so should I just keep on drinking and hoping? Is it safe to have a low-grade fever for such a long time? Over two weeks now.

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:05 AM   #2
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Re: Kidney and bladder stone question

it is great you passed the stone
if no infection dont know why you have a fever
might ask the doctor
keep drinking and drinking

 
Old 10-23-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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Re: Kidney and bladder stone question

Update….. my doctor finally called me today. She was happy I passed the one and was wondering why I still had a fever. She called in antibiotics. She also stated the there is another on stuck in the narrow part of my ureter and the radiologist estimated it to be 7 – 8 mm. Now I understand why the radiologist wanted me to go for a CT. She is now referring me on to an urologist. I am a little scared… but I am hoping still to pass this meteor without surgery. I am drinking over a gallon of water a day. Thanks for the comment!

 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:30 PM   #4
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Re: Kidney and bladder stone question

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Update….. my doctor finally called me today. She was happy I passed the one and was wondering why I still had a fever. She called in antibiotics. She also stated the there is another on stuck in the narrow part of my ureter and the radiologist estimated it to be 7 – 8 mm. Now I understand why the radiologist wanted me to go for a CT. She is now referring me on to an urologist. I am a little scared… but I am hoping still to pass this meteor without surgery. I am drinking over a gallon of water a day. Thanks for the comment!
That was the size mine was 7
it got stuck in my ureteral high up i didnt know it so i had a slow draining kidney for awhile
i prayed for it to come out on its own.I had to have lipotripsy done since it had been stuck awhile.that is a pretty good size one
about the size of a piece of corn.If you have no pain and it is in your urerter
then keep it checked out.The pain and be terrible ( like having a baby)no pain could mean it is not coming out.Keep us updated

 
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