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Had laser surgery for stones in kidney. Why do they cause pain? Pain management?

I have a 8mm stone in my right kidney. Its in the lower pole of my kidney and i have a 5mm in my left kidney in the same place as my right kidney. I had laser surgery in September of 2010 on my left kidney to remove the obstucting stone. My stones are nonobstucting but why do they cause so much pain? I have had reocurring kidney stones since i was 13. Its been 21 years that i have dealt with this on and off. But lately I have been dealing with the pain for two months now. What can i do? How can i manage the pain?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Hi lakhi2013.

Thanks for your question.

Feeling bad for your situation.

Though your stone is non obstructing but it causes pain so you should visit a urosurgeon and if he opine then you should go for operation to remove the stone and in the meantime you can take some antispasmodics like dicyclomine to reduce the pain and plenty of water if by chance the stone will pass out.But you remember upto 6 mm there is high chance of the stone to pass out but in your cases it is unlikely so you have to go for operation.

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