I Have Had Kidney Stones

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 222 People

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 27, 2013

    Kidney Stones Oxalate Diet oxaBrow iPhone iPad

    App If you have been diagnosed with an Oxalate related Kidney Stone condition there is in the Apple App Store the oxaBrow iPhone and iPad App that can help you manage your Oxalate Diet. Just search for oxaBrow in the App Store.
    FrancoisBrd FrancoisBrd
    51-55, M
    Jul 23, 2015

    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
    1 Response Mar 18, 2012
    DaSlayer DaSlayer
    36-40, M
    Apr 1, 2015

    Oh man!!!! Kidney stones hurt,

    well....not that bad now that I think about it. The night I felt it, i had just finished eating a slice of pizza as wwe Raw was ending. This was close to a year & a half ago. I stood up from the couch to walk to my room & BAM!! I couldn't walk...I stopped halfway down the hall...
    Isayis23 Isayis23
    31-35, M
    Nov 13, 2014


    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 15, 2012

    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

    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
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    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
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Nov 26, 2011

    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
    51-55, M
    Sep 25, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Feb 3, 2008

    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
    10 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    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
    Sep 14, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2012

    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

    So on Wednesday I went home from work to eat

    lunch, as I always do. Shortly after I got a sudden severe stabbing pain in my side, toward the back. It was absolutely crippling. All I could do was lie on the bed and writhe in agony hoping it would stop. I finally managed to drag myself to the shower where I turned on the...
    chronicmisfit chronicmisfit
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    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
    1 Response Jan 6, 2012

    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
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 7, 2013

    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
    1 Response Dec 3, 2012

    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
    31-35, F
    Jul 29, 2013

    Stupid Kidney Stones

     December 2006 I started getting sharp pains throughout my lower back, thinking oh it might be cramps, and I had just gotten over a huge hangover that it was nothing, I was grounded after my mother had to pick me up drunk one night  ANYWAYS so it was new years eve when...
    Abigailann Abigailann
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2008
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    8 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    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
    11 Responses Mar 15, 2007

    I passed two kidney stones last week.

    What fun that was. 😫Have another one to look forward to. Yea 😕
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    17 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2013

    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

    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
    41-45, M
    Oct 3, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

    Hello. I'd like to share my story

    and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some answers. I went to the doctors on Thursday morning and she ordered an ultrasound and blood work. I got both tests done later that...
    matt3368 matt3368
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    18 stones in my life

    so far, last one was a half inch
    djniceguy djniceguy
    41-45, M
    Jan 18, 2016

    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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