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I Have Had Kidney Stones

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    Saturday Surprise

    I'm very tired right now. I've been in the hospital since 11am.  I've been going through pain since 10am or so.I had some discomfort around the bladder area. I'm suppose to start my menstral cycle so I didn't think much of it. I have a fybroid the size of a grapefruit in my...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    Kidney Stones And Nausea - Too Much

    About four years ago I had my first experience with kidney stones.  I wasn't real thrilled with the urologist I used at that time but didn't have any more problems for about a year.  Then all of a sudden WHAM!!! I have 5 all in the left side.  I went to a different...
    jbabb jbabb 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    Is An ER Visit Worth It?

     I’m not sure going to an ER is worth it for a kidney stone that is small (mine was 2mm )and has great odds of passing.The folks at the emergency room after midnight were not very sympathetic or even helpful. They seemed bothered that I had interrupted their peaceful night and...
    husbandsperspective husbandsperspective 46-50, M Dec 31, 2012

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    14mm Kidney Stone

    I have had and passed stones before but this stone wont pass. All the pain in my side n back has moved down. I'm all swelled up and in a lot of pain when going to the bathroom. Is it possible for the stone to of moved down that far and for it to try to pass?
    tysenscott11 tysenscott11 26-30 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Just Passed One...Number 15

    I got my first kidney stones when I was 14. I am now almost 21 and just passed another. It was so painful! I get them at least every two years, sometimes a little sooner. It always impedes my studies and I have to take pain meds that make studying harder. Not sure why I get so...
    ncu0922 ncu0922 18-21 Sep 14, 2013

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    Most Kids Break Their Arms...i Got Kidney Stones

    When I was about 10 years old I woke up at a friend's house feeling really really sick. The pain lasted for days, and only after it stopped did the doctor tell me I had probably had a kidney stone, though not a very large one. This seemed odd, since I was very healthy, drank...
    sunshine2rain sunshine2rain 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Genetic Kidney Stones

    I had the joy of experiencing my first kidney stone in fourth grade (10 yrs old). Took the doctors two years to diagnose me and it turned out that my body naturally processes oxalate into kidney stones. I was also born with an artery wrapped around the tube going from my left...
    mercer12 mercer12 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    I Pee Rocks

    I've been having some severe pain for the last few weeks & with all the holidays I was having trouble getting in to see my doctor.  My pain was mostly coming from my lower back, but only on the right side.  I also had symptoms like those of a bladder or kidney ...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2008

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    Rock Collection For Sale!!!

    I'm currently waiting for a stone to pass. I've had stones since I was 19 both genetically inherited and regular ones. Thankfully, a few years ago I got switched off pain medication and onto muscle relaxants. They have made dealing with the stones a lot more bearable. It...
    vamethyst vamethyst 46-50, F 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    2nd Bad Time

    I wrote an earlier story in here of a hospital trip for my kidney stone attack. This time I decided to stay home. If I go to to the hospital, who knows how long I'll sit there, then I'll get an iv, which I hate with a passion. The last time I had an iv put in, one nurse tried...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    I just passed a stone.

    ...Wow, I am surprised how long it took to pass. Kidney stones are pure torture!!
    Femininewiles Femininewiles 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    My Personal Kidney Stone Story, And Remedial Action

    I am male, 52 years old, and otherwise reasonably healthy. Here's my story - Last week was my second bout with kidney stones. First time I had one was 8 years ago, very minor, and mostly inconsequential, as far as pain & nausea are concerned. This time around, though it was more...
    Trevor98 Trevor98 51-55, M Jan 6, 2012

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    Stoned Again!

    I am a cronic renal stonemaker, It started when I was 21, and everytime I had an operation, and went home from hospital 'Stone free' , They kept returning by the time I went for my outpatient appointment (3 months). Im 41 now, and have had over 50 operations! My biggest stone...
    MattyMayhem MattyMayhem 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    The Attack Of The Little Rock

    I was at a dinner party when I began the onset of symptoms. I had no idea what was wrong, but I was sitting on the couch, and my mid back at the side started really hurting. I remained quiet, not wanting to draw attention to myself as one of my friends was telling a story. Then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    Had my first one this year.

    Started bugging me right around Memorial Day. Thought it was a bladder infection. Did a course of antibiotics. Didn't help. Dr then thought kidney stone and told me to go to ER if not better in a week. It wasn't so to the ER I went. They did an X-ray, a ct scan and sait it was a...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Chronic..and Frustrating!

    My story begins when I was 21, and I woke up one morning with what I thought was a really bad stomach ache.  It was intense pain under my right rib, and I thought that it was nothing, so I let it be until, I was doubled over in agony.  My little brother was luckily...
    amanda2582 amanda2582 21-25, F 12 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    Kidney Stones

    I asked a question this morning regarding kidney stones. EP LinkMany girls have labia pains and I have came across a comment someone left in a post.  http://www.steadyhealth.com/labia_has__pinching_pain_t68157.htmllabia has "pinching"painIt could be kidney stones. I have had a...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2012

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    Kidney Stones For Eternity!

    I've had to deal with kidney stones since I was 16 years old. The first time I think was the worst, even though it was only 3mm. I remember it being the worst pain in the world. Every year since then I've had one. And they keep getting bigger! 3mm, 5mm, 7mm and 9mm. I've had two...
    Ambino20 Ambino20 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    Banana Tree Core Dissolved My 7 Mm Kidney Stone Without Operation

    Hello everybody! I live in Abudhabi. I want to share my experience with all and i hope ,it will be useful for other people. I had 2 kidney stones of 7 mm each ,which was diagnosed in June-2013 . The doctor prescribed some medicines, for 60 days. After 60 days i underwent...
    nilimadevre nilimadevre 31-35, F Nov 19, 2013

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    Trying To Help My Mum

    Hello, My mum has cystinuria kidney stones and I am doing a project for my A levels to try, evaluate and find the best ways to manage or get rid of repetitive kidney stones. If anybody if willing to answer a questionnaire to help towards my results. If so please private message...
    SecretGirl14 SecretGirl14 18-21, F Oct 24, 2013

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    Been Getting Stones For Almost Half Of My Life!

    Haha, I just did a search for a group like this only to find out I'm already in it. My first kidney stone, I remember very clearly, was during the winter olympics (I remember this because I was crying in my mother's bed staring vacantly at the TV in agony). It wasn't in 1998...
    AriesChan AriesChan 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Moroccan Kidney Stone

    I'm always in good shape and never fall sick, after i got married for a year got avery painfull back and sleepless nights...i tought that tha cause is my work...i took a holiday but still cannot feel confortable...the pain increase and i can't do intercourse anymore...
    mosicafe mosicafe 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    Living With Msk

    I'm 24 an in feburary I was diagnosis with msk (medullary sponge kidney). I pass stones about once a month an I get kidney infections all the time. It seems like I am always at the doctor I hurt nearly every day. They are always doing blood work my arms look horrible from where...
    Jfarmer27 Jfarmer27 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    One Of The Worst Nights Of My Life

    So I'm 20 years old. I didn't think it'd be possible for someone my age to suffer from a Kidney stone, but I was wrong. The day I passed the stone, I noticed that all day I'd been feeling a small sharp pain in my groin area; it wasn't uncomfortable, just slightly annoying. It was...
    Lepperz Lepperz 18-21 1 Response Jan 15, 2012

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    Anyone deal with uric acid kidney stones.

    I hate these dam things. And now the uric acid is causing somthing I thought only men got not girls!! Gout. I am to young for this. I can't run anymore. I gave up all soda and tea! I drink no joke a gallon of water a day. The procedures suck. I'm a vegetarian and the doctors...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    13th Stone And That Is It!

    I just learned I have my 13th kidney stone in 15 years. This one is 8MM and so I am unable to pass it on my own. The last one was 13MM and lithotripsy took care of it. On this one they are telling me I need surgery. I am terrified of the thought of it! I have already been rushed...
    dublinduffey dublinduffey 51-55 2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    I Shall Not Return, Hopefully

    I’m interested in any tips people may have on both prevention or what to do once you feel one passing. I recently passed my first one that was small as kidney stones go. But having never known what one felt like when the stone first started going down the ureter , I thought...
    husbandsperspective husbandsperspective 46-50, M Dec 31, 2012

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    Worst Day of My Life

    I woke up one morning, only a few days before my high school graduation ceremony in incredible abdominal pain.  At first I thought it was just menstrual cramps, but it wouldn't go away and only kept getting worse.  I called my mom, hoping maybe she would know what...
    lepamplemousse lepamplemousse 22-25, F May 13, 2009

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    Ongoing Kidney Stone Sufferer

    It all started for me in 2009. It was September of that year and for the last month and a half I have been suffering from low right back pain. I never thought it was anything too serious. I honestly thought I may have pulled a muscle in my back. So for over a month I just...
    spider5689 spider5689 36-40, M Oct 3, 2013

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    Miracle Cure For Kidney Stones In India

    Hi frndz I used to suffer from the kidney stone attacks in every couple of years, anyone who have had those attack will know what hell it is to go through that pain, I even underwent ureterscopy last time, was placed on stents, and stent removal was another hell.. so after all...
    pinksmiles0813 pinksmiles0813 26-30, F Oct 27, 2013

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    Quality of Life = Quality of Life Minus One

    So.... I just realized today that i get kidney stones. A while back, i was taking Septra for some time. Well, one day, I took a pill, drank lots of water, and went to bed. I woke up and my bladder was like, PEE PEE PEE!!! And it was getting that "hello i've been squeezing...
    ceruleanblue61 ceruleanblue61 22-25 Jun 15, 2008

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    Kidney Stone Newbies (bloody Urine Always Means Something!)

    I wanted to document my story of being diagnosed and getting rid of a 1cm kidney stone through lithotripsy procedure. I benefited a lot from information and experiences through other kind souls who have went through the then unknown condition so I would like to give back in the...
    punkemogeekrock punkemogeekrock 26-30 3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Constant Struggle

    I'm a 39 year old female that has a 10 year history of kidney stones. I have had numerous lithtripsies and been on several preventative medications. I suffer from Hydronephrosis and everyday is a painful struggle. I only last maybe a month at a time without a stone passing. I'm...
    Mimmi39 Mimmi39 36-40 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Megadoes Of Vitamin C: Beware "super C22"!

    I am a very healthy person including eating small healthy meals, exercising regularly and fasting occasionally.  Since I recently turned 40 and my body is finally beggining to feel older than 20, I have been experimenting with various supplements, mostly one at a time...
    greggwoodcock greggwoodcock 41-45 9 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Hundreds Of Stones

    As the title suggests, yes I have passed hundreds of kidney stones in my life. I have a genetic disease, but I won't bore you with those details. I'm just really freaking sick of being sick and in pain. I am only 15 years old and I pass groups of about 10 kidney stones almost...
    Coolgirl021 Coolgirl021 18-21, F Jan 28, 2013

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    Strike This Off The Bucket List

    This is one group I never thought I would get to join. Sunday was by far the worst day of my life. I literally wanted to die! This is how it all went down (no pun intended!).I was having a really good day Sunday morning. We went to church and got ourselves ready for my daughters...
    hawkfan12 hawkfan12 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Kidney Stones (please Help!)

    Does anyone ever have symptoms of burning gnawing pain in the upper left quadrant under the breast bone and at the same time in the back around the same area between the shoulder blade during and right after eating? Is this common if a stone is in the kidney or about to leave the...
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    Can Somebody Give Me Some Advice?

    Dec 28th 2011 I had blood in my urine, went to my dr the same day was told it was Gross Hematuria, also told I had protien in my urine. Had a CT Scan an found a 3mm stone in upper mid pole of my kidney. Dr said I should pass it within 3 days. Went to a urologist a week later...
    thisaintnofun thisaintnofun 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    I Call Them ' Mick And Keith ' ....

    Boringly, I have been getting kidney stones now for the past 10 years....it's been a struggle..... My mum died in 2003 and, to get over the grief of that, I turned to running big time! I ran already but this time I just hit it hard! The summer of '03 was quite a hot one and...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 3 Responses May 7, 2013

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    Chronic Calcium Oxalate Stones

    I am a sufferer of chronic Calcium Oxalate kidney stones. I had my first one when I was 13 years old. At that time they did many tests and I have heard all kinds of reasons as to why they thought a 13 year old would have, not one, but many kidney stones. Most of these reasons...
    stoneybologna stoneybologna 26-30 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    I Had To Stop Googling Kidney Stone.. It Was Freaking Me Out.

    .. so I decided to post to real people who have had this experience. This is actually about my mom, I would just love the feedback and support. 4 days ago, I took my kom to the ER because she was throwing up so much.. and there was a discomfort on her left kidney. They said she...
    PitchPerfect516 PitchPerfect516 26-30, F Jul 29, 2013

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    Too Young For Kidney Stones

    I am 16 years old and ended up in the hospital a few nights ago with a hotlrrible pain in my side. I was out with my friend when the pain started, and barely made it home without letting on how much pain I was in. My parents took me to the ER at about midnight, because we were...
    runner18 runner18 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    Pain And Agony

    One month ago today I had a sudden, excruciating pain in my left lower back. I Googled and figured it must be a kidney stone attack. The pain was unreal! It went on throughout the night until, I'm thinkin' I may have passed out, because I woke up five hours later pain free. A...
    smobb smobb 46-50, M Sep 25, 2013

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    The Return of the Kidney Stone

    i've had lithotripsy two times and almost a third.  the prep the night before is almost the worst thing.  before my appointment at the hospital, maybe a week before the stone tried to come out by itself. well let me tell you i'd rather give birth to a hippo than try to...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 12 Responses Mar 15, 2007

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    Not my first kidney stone,

    but it sent me to the ER. They did a ct and said it may be too big to pass, and refered me to a urologist. She told me it is oblong in my ureter and size 4x10 mm. She doesnt think im going to pass it without surgery, which is scheduled :( she said about 5% chance ill pass it...
    megnicole3 megnicole3 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    I Have Kidney Stones

    I have kidney stones in both kidneys and want to know if when you are passing a stone do you also get a colicky bowel.....and is it normal to have pain in the lower groin area that feels like cramps?......does pain move around, from back to front sometimes a dull ache and others...
    jollypaula jollypaula 56-60 1 Response Feb 4, 2012

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    Twice

    First time it took two shots of morphine to stop my writhing , moaning agony. Second time around I acted faster. Pure torture.
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Excruciating Pain

    I had a kidneystone in each kidney one time in 1990, and the pain of one of them traveling down my right ureter was unbearable and inescapable. All i can tell you is, you don't ever want to get kidneystones. Period. The best way to prevent them is to keep your kidneys flushed...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    First Time

    I guess, by all accounts I was in the best possible position to have a kidney stone.It was a Saturday morning. I had just woken up and felt a bit stiff. I popped out of bed and was on my way to the kitchen to make myself a cup of coffee. As I walked down the hallway, I felt an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13, 2011

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    Put Me Out Of My Misery

    I have had them more than once.I live with them.I can feel them pass.I have been to the hospital afew times.I was passing blood and the pain was awful.The last two times the stones were big and nicked me while passing.All i can do now is drink plenty of water and hope they...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M Feb 4, 2012

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    Ongoing Kidney Stone Sufferer

    It all started for me in 2009. It was September of that year and for the last month and a half I have been suffering from low right back pain. I never thought it was anything too serious. I honestly thought I may have pulled a muscle in my back. So for over a month I just dealt...
    spider5689 spider5689 36-40, M Oct 3, 2013

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    It Was Agony

    I had a kidney stone some years ago. It was the worse pain I have ever experienced in my life.   My roommate had come home after a late night class and I woke up hearing him move around the house. I got up to go to the restroom and as soon as I stood up I felt a...
    BrianKB BrianKB 36-40 2 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    A Lifetime Of Torture.

    I had my first stone when I was 19 years old. I currently have two 2mm stones in my right ureter, I'm now 42.I have lost count over the past twenty years of how many stones I have had, but it is well over a hundred. Some of past on there own, yet many others have had to be...
    superproducer superproducer 41-45 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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