Please, guide me on how to deal with a Kidney Stone Episode (last one -- 10 years ago -- stone passed spontaneously)
March 7: a sudden onset of an episode of excruciating pain on right side of abdomen, accompanied by nausea and vomiting and bloody (pink) urine. Percodan + Zofran help.
March 8: The severe pain disappears and has never come back. (thought I passed the kidney stone.) Internist finds blood in my urine (not visible to the naked eye).
March 10: An episode of painless gross hematuria.
march 11: CAT Scan reveals “ 3 mm. distal right ureteral calculus just proximal to the UVJ causing minimal fullness of the right ureter.”
Ever since: new symptoms -- pressure in the lower abdomen (pelvis and groin) and right side of what feels like bottom part of urinary tract, more uncomfortable when I stand (gravity?), and a constant urge to urinate (I am drinking more than 2 liters of water daily to try flush the stone). The pressure comes and goes, fluctuating in severity (like in a urinary tract Infection), and is alleviated by sitting in a warm tub. There is no pain in urination. I use a strainer, and thus far – no stone. Could the stone have passed? If not, what should I do to expedite passage?