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gall stones or kidney stones?????

I have had soft stool, sometimes watery for about a month now.  I am also having pain on my right side.  It started under my rib in the front and is now on the actual side and sometimes radiating up the back.  My doctor sent me in to have an ultrasound of my abdomen.  4 years ago I had one and they found polyps in my gallbladder.  In this ultrasound, they were still there.  However, he also ordered an abdominal x-ray and found calcifications.  Unfortunately, when I heard calcifications, I was shocked and missed parts of what were said next.  I heard "kidney or other causes" and "you need a CT scan".  What is likely to be found?  If it's kidney stones do I just tough it out until they pass?  Is it still likely to be my gallbladder?
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You need a CT scan to find out WHERE the calcifications are.
Not all kidney stones (if this be the case) can be passed and one should never tough it out..........it can damage your kidneys......

CT does not hurt.........painless.......takes just a few minutes....
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Sounds more like gall stones, particularly since on R side, but still, CT will tell much.  Go, get it done!  That's how I found mine! I was there for something else and it just showed up in same CT
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