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I'm a 25 year old female who only started experiencing the "excitement" of kidney stones in October of 2016. So only 3 short months. My first stone I ended up in the ER because I felt like something burst on my left side. I was in excruciating pain, I was vomiting everywhere, screaming, etc. worst pain I have ever been in. At the ER they did a urine test, blood work and a CT scan. They also pumped me full of wonderful drugs and IV fluids. The CT scan revealed a 3mm stone in my left kidney. They sent me home once my pain was managed with buscopan, toradol and a lovely screen to pee through. Anyways I went to do a check up with my family doctor at my hometown (I'm living away for school until April) and my doctor looked through the results and the blood work and said it all looked fine and that some people are just predisposed to kidney stones.
Now that my back story is out of the way I can carry on with today's story.
About 2 days ago I was in class and experienced the same extreme pain in my right side (last time it was my left), I was crippled. Then the pain went away and kept coming in waves throughout the day. I got fed up with it and went into a walk in GP clinic and explained my predicament and asked him to test my urine with the dipstick for blood, leukocytes, etc. he tested it and sure enough it came back with lots of blood in it, but no infection. He told me to take the buscopan and toradol and also gave me a form to take to the hospital to get a urinalysis done with a microscopic exam which I got done yesterday. So far I've been peeing through my screen and there's been no stone. My urine is still a darkish yellow color which worries me because so far today I have drank 3 liters of water. I haven't had no pain today (knock on wood).
My question is, do you think 3 months ago when they did my CT scan they would have seen a stone in my right kidney? How long does it take these suckers to form?
Also wondering, with my age and the fact I've had 2 not even 3 months apart, should I ask for a urine study? Should I be seeing a urologist for routine X-rays? What should I be doing to prevent this from occurring ?
If anyone has any help, or support or anything at all please let me know.
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