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Diagnosed with a kidney stone by CT scan. But not getting any problem in urination. Why?

I am a 27 year old female. I was diagnosed with a kidney stone ( CT scan ) a week and 3 days ago, after experiencing the worst pain of my life. It was at my ureteropelvic junction, a 4-5mm piece of agony. The urologist immediately wanted to operate, I asked him to discharge me and give me a chance to pass it normally without surgical intervention. That night the agony set in again, but this time when I stood up and went to the toilet, the pain subsided enough for me to go back to bed. I have not had pain since then, no problem urinating, no blood in my urine, no fever , basically asymptomatic . Now however I have a constant urge to urinate, with an uncomfortable pressure right by my pelvic bone. I do not struggle to urinate, but it does feel like my bladder is not empty when I get up from the toilet, so I need to go immediately again. This is obviously incredibly irritating. I just want to know whether this is the stone trying to leave my bladder? I still do not have any other symptoms, no pain urinating, no visible blood in my urine, no fever or chills, no pain other than the mild pain in my pelvic region.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
Not all kidney stones cause symptoms. The symptoms are actually related to the size of the kidney stone, the location of the stone, type of stone and the duration of the stone. many people in the general population have small stones and present with no symptoms. Its there normal for a CT scan to detect stones without any symptoms. It becomes a worry when symptoms like pain, urination difficulties, infections and kidney failure come into play. However, regular clinical, biological and radiologic monitoring by your treating physician remains well indicated.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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