Hi - I'm a 39 year old female, and for the past year or so, have experience occasional pain on my right side. Finally went to the doc, and to make a long story short I have 2 kidney stones which are lodged in my kidney/flank area. They are too large to pass, so I am going in for shockwave lithotripsy at The Stone Center in Newark, NJ in a few weeks. My urologist has also told me I will have a stent put in, which will probably be in for a few weeks. He has made it sound like it is just something which is slightly unconfortable and the worst thing I will feel is the constant need to urinate.
Well, I have just been reading so many horror stories on the internet, in different forums and boards, of people who swear the stent is the worst thing they have ever gone thru! I am now terrified. What can I REALLY expect?? Is the pain worse for men or women?? What medications will make it easier???
Any advice or input GREATLY appreciated - I am a WRECK about this. Thank you!!!