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have had my kidney stone for almost 6 months HELP!!!!!
I'm a 19 year old female and I was diagonsed with my kidney stone on Feburary 6th of this year, the Dr. said it was okay for me to pass it on my own they gave me two meds for pain and one for nausea. i went home and took the meds and tried not to use them unless i couldn't bear the symptoms. now it will be six months on tuesday of this week and i still haven't passed the stone, i have run out of medication and wasn't able to go see a urologist for a follow up beacuse i'm unemployed, and the people i live with will not pay for me to see one. i'm considering going back to the hospital today to see if everything is ok or if something worse has happened to cause the stone not to pass on its own. what should i do?
Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy but it depends on the size of the stone.
If the size of the stone is small, it’s usually treated with ESWL in which shock waves are given from outside and stone breaks into small pieces. On the other hand, if the stone is quite big, then the surgical removal of the stone is a better option.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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