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Hi All,


Had to leave work before noon one day last week to go to ER with kidney zone pain. Had some blood in my urine and CT showed stones in both kidneys.


I have passed stones before which was about the same level of pain as childbirth. This time however, it's an intense burning ache that comes and goes. Feels nothing like past stones of mine.


Has anyone else passed stones with pain less than a 10? I'm just wondering if it could be something else - but probably not. I was given antibiotics "just in case" its a UTI.




Take care,



Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi B,

I was having flank pain awhile back and an ultra sound showed I had several stones in the kidney. They never passed to my knowledge and I haven't had the pain in awhile. I was told to drink alot of water. Hope your pain eases soon.

Hugs, Piper

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I have had many kidney stones very painful had one on my honeymoon in spain and spent my time rolling round the floor and not with the wife. I get the pain when they move from the kidney down the ureta the tube to the bladder. They can get stuck so you need to get a ct scan done as an obstruction can be dangerous. Drink plenty of water and eat less protein is the way to prevent them. Hope you start feeling better soon

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Sorry see you already had ct scan in er next step is to see a Urologist, he will do a KUB or abdominal x-ray usually before the visit to see how big the stones are. If they are big enough they will do lithotripsy which is an ultra sound machine which breaks the stones in the kidney down. He should also do a 24 hour urine collection to see what type of stones they are. Uric acid or calcium oxcelate are the usual variety and from this they will advice you on your diet and prevention of future stones. Drinking water is a major way of preventing them have water by your bed at night is a good idea so when you wake you can rehydrate. Tea was my big problem and too much red meat.

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