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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?  

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  • gracie07170

    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.    

    • Barb1705

      Thank you for responding.  I'm not new to kidney stones by any means, and have dealt with them for years.   It's been about a year that I had to go to the doctor and was perplexed about the change in treatment and wondered if things have changed with the increasing  opioid  crisis.  Two're a trooper.

    • gracie07170

      Hi Gracie,

      I'm not a trooper!  LOL  It's just that I didn't know any better at the time. I've learned a lot from this group. I'm in my 70's, and it was the first time I ever had a kidney stone, and I sure don't want another one. How have you been able to deal with them for years?


  • gracie07170

    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.

    Sarah xx

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