Kidney stone or ureteral stone?
February 14, 2014 1:59 AM Subscribe
I know you aren't my doctor. I'm not sure what the problem is. Potentially NSFW.
posted by dubious_dude to Health & Fitness (29 answers total)
The reason I'm asking here is because I'm unemployed and don't have health insurance. I'm kind of freaking out now, because lately, I have been having a hard time going pee - the urine flows more slowly/less than normal (not usually noticeable, but there is a subtle difference), and I keep having this 'tingling' sensation, such as the need to go urine, but I can't (as in, false alarms). I usually am able to go twice, three times a day; now it's down to one or two, depending. It's not painful or an emergency situation, but it's annoying, and I'm not sure what's happening.
I did some research online and it looks like what I'm experiencing matches closely with that of kidney stones/ureteral stones, but I don't experience any of the other symptoms (blood in my urine, dizziness, nauseous feelings, etc). I'm perfectly fine other than not being able to go pee 'normally' and keep feeling that annoying feeling of needing to go pee, but not actually being able to.
To cut a potential suggestion to the chase - this has nothing to do with my anxiety to go #2 (asked in a previous few questions) - I have been going #2 normally every day so far, without any problems at all - it's only #1 that is an issue, and it's absolutely not parcopresis and/or anxiety-related.
I'm in kind of a weird situation - I'm under California and its disability benefit system (SSI) but not receiving SSI income right now, but seemingly under MediAid (not sure), but am currently in DC. I'm not sure if California's MediAid would cover me at the hospitals in DC, but I'm trying not to freak out - I'm hoping this is just a weird fluke and that there may be some kind of home remedy or something to clear this up, especially as I'm not experiencing any symptoms. And, I know it's probably glaringly obvious from my handle, but I'm a male.
I understand you are NOT my doctor, not my medical provider, etc - this is merely advice I'm seeking, any possible suggestions, because I really cannot afford medical bills - especially being unemployed and uninsured. Any advice that is given will not be treated as legit/claimable medical advice. Thanks.