The day before Thanksgiving I started feeling some pains in my abdomen as if I were having a kidney infection. So I took some OTC Azo meds to numb the burning sensations when I would go to the bathroom. Pains got somewhat worse. I could drive to the doc's office but was really in pain. Urine test was inconlusive since I took Azo which masked what was in my urine, but the doc gave me a strong antibiotic thinking it was a kidney infection onset.
Thanksgiving morning...I woke up barely able to walk in a vertical position. I went from a bent over position to almost a fetal position in a matter of two hours. I was in so much pain I had a hard time talking and had labored breathing. So I called an ambulance...no Macy's parade or turkey for me! Yea! :-(
Hospital took a urine test but didn't see blood. They also did a pelvic and an ultrasound will no results. After nine hours of just being dopped up on pain meds, I had excrited dark orange(almost pasty) urine that looked like it had little slivers of something in it. About 5 minutes later I had the sensation to go again. This time I say a fingernail sized "fleck" of black at the bottom of the toilet. After all this I was able to walk out of the ER fine. Ever since then though I have had some mild pain in the same area and am taking prescribed Percaset that the ER gave me.
Question: What does a stone look like? Everyone is telling me that I should have seen blood in my urine, the doc should've been able to see a stone on the ultrasound, and that stones are usually spikey and a tan color.
What's going on?