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stone stuck in the ureter without other complications. it might be a second stone passing. did they mention any other stones located in the kidney. generally 4mm is actually considered the cutoff for a stone passing on its own. 4mm and less is 90% chance. larger then 4mm the odds decrease. i would recommend seeing a urologist at this point if you still think you have a stone there. they can lead to infection and kidney problems if they are blocking the ureter. good luck
I drink way more water now! Bad news is once you get them, chances are you may get another. Mine seem to be on a 7yr cycle. My last one was a week b4 IMC in 08. Got IM MOO this year so I should be good...lol
A 4 mm stone could pass on its own. Unfortunately, I've become an expert on this topic in the last two months.
I had flank pain shortly before Christmas. Friends said to drink tons of water and lemonade, which I did. Pain went away. Thought I was good.
New Year's morning - mother of God pain. Ultimately three times under anesthesia in January. (1. Install stent, reduce swelling. 2. Ureteroscopy to bust the thing up. 3. Back in to remove smaller pieces.)
Mine was 1 cm -- huge. BUT one reason we went back in was because the two remaining pieces each were in the 3 mm range. Doc said he didn't want to remove my stent and have me back in the ER wailing the following night. I'd be concerned that yours has not passed at this point.
I wrote two blogs about this - one on the saga, two on how a seemingly healthy diet can still cause stones.
Not being self-promotional for my blog here, just hoping to save some folks from what was the worst pain of my life. Unlike an appendectomy, which I've also had, it's not a simple remove-it-and-move-on saga. Please consider your diet.
I'd get this taken care of now. I wish I had just gone in immediately. Would have been much easier and saved me enough to buy a nice Cervelo. (I have high-deductible, self-employed health insurance. Stone came just hours after my deductible clock reset for the new year.)
Everyone else: Down a 20-ounce bottle of water right now. If you trained today, which of course you did, have two.