Hi everyone, I looked for a board on kidneys but I didn't see one - if I missed it and I'm posting this in the wrong place, please tell me and I'll move it
Anyway, two weeks ago my Dr. sent me for routine xrays of my right hip. That xray showed a 9mm kidney stone in my right kidney. I have had minor kidney soreness the past week, but nothing near what I had with my last kidney stone attack.
See, 2 years ago I had to have 2 surgeries to remove another 9mm stone in the same right kidney. My dr (the local health department, ugh) says if "it isn't broke, don't fix it" - in other words let it sit there and get even larger, causing me even more trouble then the last 9mm stone I had removed did.
So I was wondering if there is anything I can do to go ahead and give it a nudge? Get the pain and nonsense over with now... rather than let it grow more. And, can't big stones just sitting in the kidney cause damage over time?
I've been drinking plenty of water... is that pretty much all I can do? Anybody know?