How quickly can kidney stones come back?,.

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I am recently through a procedure to remove a debris field of kidney stones. Had my stent out 10 days ago, but slowly but surely the same pain I had with the stones is returning (pain near belly button, hip, upper leg). Can stones really return so quickly?

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    The way I understand it is your kidneys could already have many stones, or be making them.

    Some people never pass them.

    And that's what's happening now, the pain begins when it leaves the kidney.

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    New large stones don’t form in 10 days.  However there could be residual stones that are moving now.  Stationary stones in the kidney don’t generally cause any pain.  They need to move to the ureter.    

    Keep in mind that stone size does not necessarily correlate to stone passing pain.  A smaller stone can sometimes present as much pain as a larger one.  I’ve had that happen.

    A last consideration is phantom pain .  I still get that from time to time and I know other stone sufferes who also do.

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    +1 for the phantom pain. I have only had one stone (so far anyways) last fall, it was 4-5mm and got stuck in the ureter(hung up on scar tissue from a kidney infection I had as a boy). Had the stone blasted. Anyway, I still get pain sometimes where the stone first left my kidney which is when I first felt pain. About 2 weeks ago, it hurt enough that it made me lightheaded. I occasionally get these twinges of sharp pain. Like harbingers of misery....reminding me to drink watersmile
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