I am having kidney stone pain right NOW. I have been in pain since Wednesday 25th January. The stone is 4.5mm and have been taking medication for its shrinkage to be able to pass it. I don't think this is working. This has been my second stone since April last year 2011. I had a procedure last year to remove that one.
A valium would have helped. Once it was over, I felt violated. In the end, this procedure was about $3000 cheaper than a useless emergency room visit where all they do is charge you outrageous fees for a shot of painkiller that will last just long enough for you to get to a doctor and get pain pills. Then the wire forced open the 'kidney sphincter' until the doctor could grab that big chunk of gravel and drag it back out through my pee-hole. And once the deal is done, you only have to go back for a checkup 6 months later.
I don't think so. After all, 80 percent to 90 percent of kidney stones pass by themselves. In the end, I judged that avoiding lithotripsy was a huge success. But I'm not so sure I would realistically recommend to my own patients that they wait it out and continue to work. Pain medications can dull one's ability to.
Like you, my husband works in an office that provides flexibility to “work around” the pain. He also found a urologist who advised him closely on “things to do” to avoid recurrence and to limit the chance for pain (which involved drinking a lot of the right kinds of fluids). My husband, not a doctor, made the same choice that you did too. The surgery was outpatient and mostly benign, but my husband has endured some nagging pain that began not long after the stent was removed a few weeks afterwards.
To relieve mild pain, your doctor may recommend pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve). Medical therapy. Your doctor may give you a medication to help pass your kidney stone.
A procedure called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (nef-row-lih-THOT-uh-me) involves surgically removing a kidney stone using small escopes and instruments inserted through a small incision in your back. Surgery to remove very large stones in the kidney.
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I am new to the Pain Management Community and was hoping for some advice, or suggestions from anyone who has experienced a similar problem. I am a 19 y/o female with chronic kidney stones. I developed my first kidney stone when I was 17, was stone-free for about a year, and in the past 6 months.
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Pain Medications to Treat Kidney Stones. Over-the-counter pain relievers (e.g., aspirin, Tylenol, Advil) usually are not effective by themselves for the more severe pain caused by kidney stones. However, you can try a combination of Aleve, Advil, or Motrin plus Tylenol for milder pain. Talk to your physician.
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Side effects of these medications include the following: Constipation Drowsiness Nausea Slowed breathing (respiration) Vomiting.
Nausea and vomiting can be reduced using medications such as prochlorperazine edisylate (Compazine), promethazine HCL (Phenergan), and metoclopramide HCL (Reglan).
Published: 09 Jun 1998.
However, you can try a combination of Aleve, Advil, or Motrin plus Tylenol for milder pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers (e.g., aspirin, Tylenol, Advil) usually are not effective by themselves for the more severe pain caused by kidney stones.