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My hubby has been in severe pain for about 12 days now. It reached the point in the middle of Wednesday night where I called the paramedics who took him straight to A&E. They controlled the pain with a suppository and carried out a CT scan which revealed a 6mm stone stuck in the ureter. They transferred him to the Surgical Assessment Unit where he was expected to see a urologist. After hours of waiting he was taken to a cardiology appointment that had previously been arranged as an emergency at an adjoining private hospital.(recent routine pacemaker check had shown that he was suffering from irregular heartbeats (Atrial Fibrillation). The urologist had arrived in the department when hubby was just about to be wheeled off but he was told the urologist would see him when he returned. However, when we returned to the Unit the urologist had left and we were told that it had been decided to discharge hubby with painkillers saying they expected him to pass the stone. Said they will send an appointment for 4 weeks time, the usual procedure being that if stone is still there they would intervene to resolve it.
?Can anyone tell me if this is normal procedure to leave someone in pain for so long. He has several other serious health problems going on and I am concerned about the side effects of all the pain killing meds they have prescribed.
?Importantly, has anyone got any tips from their experience for encouraging the stone to pass on its own, please?
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