Re: Kidney stones or something else?
Hi there! I started getting kidney stones when I was 16. What you have experienced sounds exactly like what I went through. I had the same problem you had where I wasn't able to catch the stone. I finally caught my 5th stone years later. But, my stones have, so far, passed very quickly, in only 1 day. So it is quite possible that they may happen. I also had my pain go away once while waiting in the ER. A CT scan luckily showed the stone so I didn't look crazy! I would say if they pass quickly you are lucky because many people have them for days or even weeks. Keep your pain pills around, because now you know what it feels like right before the pain starts and next time you can take the pill before the pain becomes excruciating. Also try to avoid soda and drink more water. Now, when this happens do you feel like you need to pee but can't? That is also a tell tale sign. I get severe pain in that same general area near my period, but it's from benign ovarian cysts that are normal and generally do not need to be worried about. You could read more information about that online though. Either way it's always good to stay on top of your health. The urine test is because there will be blood in your urine if you have a kidney stone, however this can be deceitful near your period because that's where the blood could potentially be coming from.