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Stone back in kidney???

Husband has a 5mm stone and the doctor is not being very helpful. He went for an X-ray yesterday and she said that it looked like the stone had been in the ureter but was back in the kidney. She was unable to give me reasons this happens and simply said sometimes that just happens. He's going on 11 days since he started treatment. Anyone have any suggestions?

He's taking flomax and norco and the meds mess him all up.

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  • mike12955 mike12955 lisa39965

    Hi lisa, in my experience after having a double blockage and 5 stones they concentrate on blockages and urgent issues to ensure kidney and bladder function is good.

    I had two procedures for the blockages in hospital which was mainly stenting the blockages.

    I later had a lythotropsy but fortunately the stents had cleared the blockaged. I still have a 7 mm stone in one kidney and two in the other anf hes leaving them in with a view to see me in 12 monthds .

    Im in much the same situation tbh but i am extremely grateful for the treatment that saved my kidneys on the day .

    Hope all goes well and he gets answers

  • sarah87162 sarah87162 lisa39965

    A 5 mm stone. I saw a urologist on Tuesday and he told me my stone was about 3 cm. Far too big to either pass or blast.

    They are going to remove the stone surgically at some point this year.

    Is your husband getting a lot of pain and stomach cramps with this stone?

    If so Buscopan may well help.  You can only get it on prescription.

    Sometimes the doctors really don't know why these things happen so probably better to be honest than to try and pretend they know everything.

    Hope you get this sorted soon.

    Take care and keep in touch


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