Hi CT detected (left kidney) 2mm stone in Feb 2011 to date mild occassional twinges in left kidney. Drinking loads of water (and peeing loads) regular foamy urine.
I was told i'd know if i passed it even at 2mm but to date nothing!
could the little blighter be hiding in there still or couls it have broken down and passed without me knowing?
well had another (annual) scan, only symptom is occassional pain (minor) in left kidney area and foamy (sometimes strong smelling) urine. Consultant says stone still there, not moved, anyone else experienced these symptoms and had a stone still there over 12 months after. All comments appreciated thanks :$
Had 3 mm and 5 mm stone last year that showed up on an ultrasound, and by time I had an xray to confirm, they were gone! I heard a great way to help break them up is by squeezing the juice of a lemon every day and drinking it. Seems that something about the citric acid helps to break down the stones chemically. Not sure if it works, beats having the pain if it does! As long as you don't have digestive issues, give it a shot. My doctor suggested lemonaide everyday should work too.
hi just wonderin......... Had scan in march and 2mm still in kidney. Could this be causing my urine to smell ”beefy” and also foamy. I seem to be dehydrated a lot (again by the smell and colour of pee - not thirsty!) Does a long standing ks cause these types of symptoms? Should i be asking for more tests?
Having had five kidney stones and a 10mm one lodged in my ureter I have had a few experiences with these things, first and foremost stop worrying they very rarely cause major problems, and even they are usually sorted out. A stone that resides in the Kidney normally causes no symptoms and can be there there for years with no issues, providing it's not getting larger. When the stone enters the ureter the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder problems start, renal colic is one which can range from a mild wave of pain every 15 secs or pain strong enough to make you vomit and need hospitilisation. The one to watch out for is chills and fever a sign that you have a urine infection and can put your kidney in danger, if you have a high temperature and an aching kidney get yourself to hospital, otherwise they monitor the stone using CT and Xrays if it does get stuck in the ureter I.E. it's over 6mm in size then intervention in theatre is usually undertaken, get some pain killers from your doctor I find Codeine Phospahate 60mg hammers the pain and settles things down. Good luck and please don't worry unduly, you are not going to die from this, it is nothing more than a minor plumbing blockage although the pain associated with it often tells you otherwise.
PS Any tales of dissolving them using Lemons etc on the internet is pure fantasy, there may be some merit in prevention but certainly not a remedy for an established stone.