Hello, I am new to your forum and am looking for others with similar experience. I have been bothered off and on through this year with what appear to be UTI's. I had two episodes, all the classic symptoms, no blood in my urine, but yet an urinalysis C&S came back with E coli, UTI so I was started on antibiotics. Then I had two episodes with all the classic symptoms again, this time with blood in the urine, and the C&S came back no growth!. Work up was started and I had an U/S of my pelvis and abdomen. The report came back showing a 2 mm nonobstructing caliceal stone in the lower pole of the left kidney. My Urologist has told me the report is fine, and no further work up was advised. I presently do have an appointment scheduled for a second opinion with another Urologist, but to me, that reports sounds like I have a kidney stone and from what I read, it sounds like that could be causing some of my problems...I don't know for sure, but to me it sounds it. I know I am not a Dr. and if he says it is ok, then I have to believe that. I also read where if a stone is in the lower pole, it is less likely to pass on its own??? Can others shed some light to me? I am hoping that it would not require additional treatment such as shock wave, but again, I don't know. Would greatly appreciate hearing from others and their experiences. Thanks all.