Hi I am twenty years old, and have had chronic kidney stones since I was sixteen. I started to feel the flank pain when I was playing competitive volleyball and was soon after diagnosed with kidney stones. Ever since then I have had chronic left flank pain. This pain is the same feeling as when I am passing a kidney stone (only not as extreme) I was told by my Urologist that I should not be having pain while the stones are in the kidney. With my first round of kidney stones my Urologist performed Lithotripsy (spelling?) and with the other he had to go in and retrieve them from my urinary tract. Every doctor has pretty much washed their hands of me. I have been to a urologist, gynecologist, family doctor, a gastro doctor and today I saw a nephrologist who is convinced he can figure out why I am forming stones, which is great but that does not explain the chronic flank pain. I have noticed a few things that effect it. If I go hungry it begins to flair up, when I exercise,when I am menstruating, and tampons and having sex also make it flair up. Any help would be awesome! Thanks
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