CT showed 7mm stone stuck in the UV junction with moderate/severe hydronephrosis, Doctor said needed appointment with Urologist STAT....well STAT is two days away and 50 miles away. No antibiotic or pain medication, is this the norm nowadays?
Recently, I had a 9mm stone impacted in the distal part of the ureter, and I also had severe hydronephrosis, and I waited over 2 weeks to get an appt. with the Urologist I wanted to see, and I wasn't given an pain medication until after I had surgery. And I was given an antibiotic by IV, right before I was taken into the operating room. And I had to have 2 surgeries before he could blast the stone. But during the first surgery, he put a stent in so the urine could get out of the kidney and go thru the ureter. That stent stayed in for 7 1/2 weeks, because that's how busy he was - I had to wait that length of time for the 2nd surgery. So I don't know if this is the norm, but that's what happened to me. Good luck to you.
What is STAT? I would not have thought it was normal to have no antibiotic or pain meds.
I was diagnosed with a kidney stone a year ago.Had recurrent UTIs for which I was always given antibiotics and pain meds from the beginning. Recently had stones removed and feeling better. Hope you have more luck with Urologists than I had. I was referred to 4 different Urologists over the year before one actually agreed to operate and sort me out. I was a complicated case because I have horseshoe kidneys (they are joined together). Eventually I was done at Southmead in Bristol which is 70 miles away..
Good luck with all this. Do take care and keep in touch. Ask for those pain meds.