I started having bladder spasms on Sunday and by Monday had excruciating pain in my back etc. I was diagnosed with a kidney stone. It is small...3mm. The CT scan showed the stone to be about 4" above my bladder. I've experienced kidney stones before...starting at the age of 10, I think this is my 4th time having kidney stones. (I'm now 47...female) I don't remember experiencing such painful bladder spasms before although my memory is a bit fuzzy, as the last time I had them was about 30 yrs ago. What causes these spasms? I do have an infection also, but even with past infections my bladder has never spasmed this much. I've been getting chronic bladder infections for about a year now. I'm currently living in Puerto Rico which is difficult because I don't speak much spanish. I do have an appointment with a specialist next week. So, basically, I'm wondering why such painful bladder spasms and how long the average time is to pass a stone?
Thanks very much!