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Mid April I experienced pain equivalent to being kicked in the testis. The pain lasted several hours so I made a doctors appointment. He said it was a UTI and gave antibiotics.
3 weeks later I have recurring symptoms so I go back. He gives a prostate exam and then schedules me for a CT and gives me more antibiotics for a possible bacteria infection. I go to the CT may 3rd, coincidentally the day I get fired from my job of 5 years. The CT comes back that I have a kidney stone. The doctor says I probably already passed it (3 days after the CT scan) and to call back if symptoms reoccur.
Three weeks later I have recurring symptoms. I now don’t have insurance so I do some research and find that kidney stones could last several months. The pain this time seems to move from primarily in my lower back to primarily in my bladder; after about an hour the pain goes away.
Three weeks later I have mild pain for a couple of hours that goes away on its own.
Last Friday I started getting diarrhea. This lasts for four days which worries me since I’ve never had it more than a day. Tuesday it becomes apparent that I don’t really have to go to the bathroom, I just feel like I do. Today (Thursday), my bladder is in intense pain, like a sharper version of what I felt several weeks ago. I google about four different diagnoses but fall back on it must still be that same slow moving kidney stone. The pain has definitely shifted over the last several months, so it makes sense.
What I’m worried about is that this stone is too large to pass on its own. I have taken some aspirin and the pain is very mild currently. I still don’t have a job thus no insurance (nor Obama care obviously as it is gone). Should I go to the doctor anyway or give it several more weeks? The pain I’ve had so far has gone away within 24 hours, so I’m thinking of sticking it out til Friday and calling a doctor if needed. Suggestions appreciated.
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