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Hi Everyone: Earlier this month I started feeling a nagging pain in my right flank. It's stayed fairly consistent over the past few weeks, sometimes worse, sometimes not there at all. I finally went to my primary care physician last Monday for an exam and urinalysis. The urinalysis came back fine except for a trace amount of blood. The doctor feels this is consistent with his presumptive diagnosis of kidney stones. He's out through Monday, but I assume he's going to refer me to a urologist for further testing. In the meantime, I;m peeing in the funnel and drinking lots of water.
I guess my question is this. In all my reading about kidney stones, I always am struck by the pain people experience. Mine is annoying, but not excruciating. I really have no other symptoms (except for some abdominal discomfort and just feeling blah). Does anyone or has anyone had symptoms like these? Just weeks of flank pain and some malaise? Like I said, my doc was pretty confident that it's kidney stones and not cancer or something else (but I guess only further testing will tell for sure). Let me know your thoughts and thanks.
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