I Have Kidney Pain. Cause Unknown.
I had my first kidney stone when I was 15. Had it removed with lithotripsy. It was 5mm. Had a 4mm stone when I was 20. Stent was put it in. I'm 23. For about a year now I have had the pain that accompanies stones and blood in my urine. Had numerous CT scans, xrays, and ultrasounds all confirming that I have mutilple stones in BOTH of my kidneys that are only 2mm.They haven't moved at all! I have gone to the local ER over and over in soo much pain! But all the docs say I don't have a blockage therefore I'm not in pain...and treat me like I'm a drug seeker. I'm sick of it. I lost my job because I was always hurting.
One day there was soo much blood in my pee that it looked like tea! I was referred to a Urologist in the city. I was scheduled for a cystoscopy because they were more worried about the blood in my urine then the pain. The procedure revealed nothing abnormal. I feel like I went one step forward and two steps back. No one seems to know what is going on. Everyone tells me that if they're not moving down or blocking anything, that I can't be in pain. I cried soo hard when I found out everything was "normal". I know I should be thankful that there isn't cancer.
The medical bills are getting rediculous. I feel like I lost my life. I'm afraid to go out because I'm always scared that I'm going to have an attack! I just wish I knew what was going on so I know what to do and can get my life back.