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I have a 5mm Kidney Stone. Pain was mild when it first started (I went to the ER because I was more scared and didn't know what it was than in pain). It hurt, but I was overall lucky with it. However, after visiting a urologist a week after it happened, and he told me how low of a chance it had of getting stuck, it got stuck. So all my luck went out the window with that.
I visited a general doctor who is a kidney stone sufferer himself and he claimed as long as I can carry on doing every day tasks with the stone not getting in the way, I'm fine to leave it and not go through with any process (lazering) to remove it. And my pain (if you wanna call it that), is so mild, I would call it an annoyance more than anything. And I'll go days without feeling anything whatsoever before it comes back.
However, it's kinda stressful knowing it's there, I'd like it out, obviously, withot going through any sort of process requiring tubes/lazers going into holes I'd prefer them to stay out of.
What are the chances this thing eventually passes on its own? I've taken my leftover flowmax pills the past 4 days before I slept and it didn't seem to help.
(Ironically, at the time of posting this, is the first time in months I would say my kidney stone is actually hurting, nothing unbearably, but I would refer to it as pain now)
I have one more flowmax pill I can take that I'm planning on staying awake for as soon as my coffee effects run out since I don't want to combine the energy with the lightheadedness I get from the flowmax.
I'm also wondering if this pain could be the stone finally moving on (and hopefully not just repositioning causing pain)
Sorry for pointless ranting, but any information would be helpful.
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