60 days, should I have it removed? What to expect?

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I have a 5mm stone about 2cm from by bladder.  My doctor says we can continue to wait (the stone was diagnosed two months and has moved from close to the kidney to almost the bladder) or he can retrieve it using ureteroscope basket.

My symptoms are fairly mild back pain with a few medium to bad days, but this has been going on for 2 months and I would like to things to return to normal.

My doctor says there is only a 1 or 2 percent chance I would need a stint.  Has anybody had the ureteroscope basket? If so how much pain was involved? What should I expect afterwards painful urination?  How long to recover?

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    Hi it  took  me 6 weeks to pass my last stone which was 6 mm so my advice would be to wait.Ive read some bad things about the stint.Just keep the fluids up.
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    Hopefully youll be able to pass a 5mm stone,im sure it wont be easy and youll be in pain but much rather that than intervention.

    Some people have no problem with stents at all and others really suffer with them.

    I found that they were extremley uncomfortable boarding on painful but i only had mine in for 3 weeks so could cope with that.

    Keep drinking as much as you can and hopefully nature will take its course.

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    If it is heading it wayout and would let nature takes its course.  Stents are horrible things, very painful to have in (take it from someone who knows), or alterntavily lithotripsy to blast the stone maybe easier.

    I would agree with the 1st comment off Steff.

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