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  • Cardholic
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    No, my urinalysis came back totally normal except for blood. and now there's no blood. My dad has problems with calcium kidney stones, so I'm sure that's what it is. Lucky Me...

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I'm just trying to force water... I spend my day filling up the water bottle, then peeing, then re-filling, etc. fun fun... I don't think the stone is moving, because I have not had Severe pain from it yet... I don't know if that's good or bad... but, that's why I can wait it out. 3 months seems like a long time to wait. And alot of water to drink!!

    I do have mild ab pain off and on, and still have stabbing pains after peeing sometimes... but I don't think those symptoms are from the stone. I'm not anxious to get a diagnosis of IC. I know from the tests that I don't have cancer. So for now, I go undiagnosed and that's OK.

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  • dminton
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    Was there any mention of crystals in your urine, a byproduct of metabolism that may increase one's tendency to get stones, and I wonder if the crystals can cause bladder irritation?

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  • Moonheart
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    Hi,

    I have chronic kidney stones and after the last tests found that all lobes of both kidneys are highley affected. I had 4mm stones and they thought about shattering them, but said with stones that big there is large risk of damaging tissue surrounding the stones.

    Good luck and feel better.

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  • Babs RN
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    I have had more stones than I can count and have had the lithotripsy done 3 times as well as a basket retrieval. After the lithotripsy I was sore but just kinda like I did too many sit ups. Passing these suckers does stink. I was in labor for 38 hours, pushed for 4 hours with my daughter and figured if I could handle that I can tolerate just about anything. You need to follow your heart on this. I lived in Las Vegas for a few short months--who is your uro?

    I hope this goes away soon.

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  • blue
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    feel better soon!

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  • jodi.b
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    Kidney stone

    Hi Blue
    I believe from what the doctor told me that I had very bad inflamation due to the last kidney stone. I have to watch what I eat etc. They blew my bladder up with water etc which did not help. I found the name of a new specialist thru this site. She seems to think what I have causes IC symtoms and with cauterization of the bladder neck I will be alot better. I hope this is the case.
    She is going to put me on permanent medication to stop my stones as well.
    I am in hospital on the 14 th June. I am not looking forward to the pain at all but if it makes me better, then I can not wait. Bring it on!!!!.
    Jodi B

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  • ihurttoo
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    Whew! It hurts me just READING about your stone! I cant even THINK about PASSING it! OUCH! I dont know what I'd do either, but I hope they are giving you pain meds to help with that. I wish you the best of luck and hope it passes soon and that the pain meds will ease your pain.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • blue
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    Good Luck, I hope your stone passes soon.

    Sometimes to dianose IC they pour some fluid in a cathetar and if it burns, they diagnose you. I've forgotten what it's called. I would do the cysto/hydro. That way they can see inside the bladder, know what kind of condition you are actually in.

    Good Luck on your decision.

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  • jodi.b
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    Kidney stone

    Hi Diane,
    I have had 7 stones. I have passed some naturally and some removed. Go with getting the stone blasted. My last stone was March 06 and I waited for a month before having it removed. HUGE mistake and I am actually back in hospital next month getting the damage it caused cauterized. I have had nothing but trouble for the last year. If I was you I would get it blasted.
    Best regards and good luck.
    Jodi B

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  • GriffsMommy
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    That doesn't sound fun Diane. I have never had a stone but I heard it is not fun. Good luck!

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  • Cardholic
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    Thanks all for your support. After doing further research, I think I'm going to wait it out. The "Shock" treatment has risks and is usually not necessary for a stone the size of mine. 80% of the time, a stone 4mm or less will pass on it's own without intervention. In fact, they use the "Shock" treatment to get larger stones down to 4mm or less. Also, the "Shock" treatment is sometimes not successful on a stone sitting on the bottom of the kidney which mine is. So, wish me luck on passing it on my own YIKES!

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  • Trishann
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    I don't know about passing kidney stones but I heard it is very painful. I hope you don't suffer if the surgery can give you relief.

    Just sending many hugs, Trishann

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  • leelee88
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    Yes passing a stone is VERY painful.. I would have the treatment to blast it..

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  • humpieumpumkin
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    I had a "clinical" diagnosis before my actual cysto. I would also get "shocked". I wouldn't imagine it would be good to leave a stone in there to do damage. It is painless and done with shock waves. Hope your feeling better in a jiffy!

    Erika

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  • Berkshire Road
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    Get the "shock." It doesn't hurt. Then whatever pain is coming from the stone will be gone, and you can concentrate on seeing if you still have pain and frequency. If you do, the dx of IC is more likely.

    But, cysto-hydro is NOT the only way to dx IC. You can be diagnosed by PST or by symptoms alone. Maybe get another opinion on the IC? But I would advise taking care of the stone first.

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