Please leave alone, you stone!
February 27, 2011 7:34 PM Subscribe
Another kidney stone question... from a female
posted by KogeLiz to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This morning I went to the ER and found out I had a kidney stone.
While I was there, they gave me some morphine to stop the pain, some anti-inflammatory drug. I had an ultrasound and then a CAT scan.
Doctor said that it was a little on the large side, but he said I would be able to pass it totally through. Now, I don't know where he said it was... because I was kind of out of it. But anyway, he gave me a strainer.
Okay. So, it's 10 hours later, morphine wore off. The pain hasn't come back (knock on wood) except for a headache. I've been drinking water and when I strain my urine, there is some sort of flaky white sediment left over. Sometimes the sediment has little hair-like pieces (black and red). I tried to collect it and put it in the cup.
Could this be the stone broken down? Has anyone else had this?
What else could it be?
I don't know whether to go in to work tomorrow in case anymore pain starts. And I'm not going to bring my pee strainer with me and strain my pee in the bathroom.
I'm not even sure if I'll be able to see the urologist office they recommended (on site) because I don't have health insurance.
So, I probably won't even know if this was it or not.
What do you think this is?
I understand you are probably not a doctor.