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Any advice for a newbie re: kidney stent/stones?

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:54 am
by corcy
Hi all, I've been lurking here for a while but never actually posted. I have had minor kidney issues for a few years now and have been seeing a urologist. A few weeks ago I was in a lot in of pain, on the left side (my good side!!). My doc treated me for a kidney infection. With no refief and the pain getting worse i was admitted to hospital on Monday. I had a fairly large stone which was blasted on Wednesday and a stent put in. The stent will be removed in 3 weeks.
I'm back home now but I'm so uncomfortable. Has anyone had one of these stents in? Does the pain ease after a few days, I was hoping to be back in work on Monday but at the moment I can't even lie down or sleep. As well as this there is still a lot of blood in my urine, when should I start to see this clear up?