I went to the ER at the beginning of October with a kidney stone and I am still having pain?

The urologist called me yesterday ( he just got the x-rays from the ER) and says that I have a stone in the distal uretur and I would like to know what that means and if that is why this pain won’t go away, he says that maybe it has become lodged there. Is this normal?

  1. ckm1956, 26 May, 2010

    Let’s think this through.
    1) you had a kidney stone
    2) you’re still having pain
    3) there’s x-ray studies showing another stone
    4) the urologist said that this was the cause of your pain
    5)And you’re asking if this is"normal"?


    it means that you had more than one stone and that one is now obstructing (at least partially) the ureter (tube from a kidney to the bladder).

    Ask the urologist what the plan is for the stone.

  2. emtd65, 26 May, 2010

    It happens, I guess you could say. Some kidney stones are larger then others. When they become lodged it is very painful and must be treated.

  3. simplesimon, 26 May, 2010

    I would drink lots of water….& stop eating dairly products. & stop drinking caffeine products or acidic drinks or foods like citrus these can all cause kidney stones. You may have to have surgery.

  4. Mary D, 26 May, 2010

    distal means back, so yeah, you still have a kidney stone to deal with. There are several ways they can get rid of them, surgery, sound to break it up, etc. –depending on location, and how badly its blocking. No kidney stone is normal, not everyone gets them, but you will have to get it out.

  5. Empress Jan, 26 May, 2010

    anytime pain is present, there is a problem. Kidney stones are painful (my poor dear cousin produced them like kittens). I am not a kidney expert, but since kidney need flushing, please start to drink a lot of water and cranberry juice and immediately see doctor for followup. Wishing you speedy recovery (BTW there’s something about cranberries that’s a marvel for the kidneys)

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