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I've had symptoms of kidney stone 5 weeks now.
I had CAT scan on July 14 (3 wks ago) which showed a 3-4 mm stone in distal ureter, just above the UVJ (uretero-vesicular junction)
I have not had pain for about 10 days now, but have been having on and off burning on urinarion (dysuria) and urinary urgency for the past 5 days or so. It wakes me many imes throughout the night, needing to urinate
Family doctor said there was no infection . And snce there isnt pain any longer, he felt its unlikely that its now adversely affecting my kidneys. So he seemed in no rush to send me to a urologist. He said sometimes stones can even take months to pass spontaneously [Is this true?]
He prescribed 2 weeks of Flow Max (Tamsulosin) , but there are some pretty annoying side efects.
I'm drinking about 3 liters of water/daily
1) How likely is a stone this size (3-4mm) at distal location-near VUJ- still to pass, if it hasnt yet passed in ~5 weeks?
2) How much benefit is the Flow Max at this point in terms in terms of increasing my chances of spontaneous passage?
Thank you kindly:
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