How bad is this going to hurt?
August 18, 2010 2:15 PM Subscribe
Kidney stone filter: What am I really in for? Give it to me straight.
posted by MaryDellamorte to Health & Fitness (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So Sunday night, after intense pain and going to the ER, I find out I have a kidney stone. It's 4mm and it's currently stuck in my ureter
. The pain of it moving from my kidney to the ureter hurt pretty damn bad, but not the worst pain I've ever felt. I've had period cramps worse than that. Everyone keeps telling me that the real pain begins when you try to pass it through your urethra. Also everyone I've talked to that has had one, has had ones the size of "a grain of sand." Mine is 4mm and significantly bigger than that so I would like to hear from people who've had ones that size. I have a good stock of Percocet but is that going to be enough? Will I have to go back to the ER because of the pain? Is there really anything else I can do to help ease the pain when the time comes?
I saw a urologist the day after the ER visit and I have another visit with him on Monday. Hopefully it will have passed by then but we'll see. I can feel that sucker inside of me, but it doesn't really hurt that bad since it hasn't really gone anywhere yet. I have named him Reginald Rosencrantz.