44 yo female, good health, 5'9, 150lbs, had ureterscopy and lithroscopy, no stent, two days ago for removal of 7 mm stone. Pain isn't nearly as severe as the pain I felt before the procedure, but I still have pain in the exact area I had before. Lower back, particularly left side, left flank and left abdomen. CT scan showed 5 more (3 in L; 2 in R) pending in my kidneys so I am now on an oxylate diet indefinitely until my urologist can analyze what kind of stones I am producing. I just want to know if it's normal that I am experiencing this dull but persistent pain in the same area post-op, or if this is indicative of yet another stone that is near my ureter again. I really, really don't have it in me to go through that kind pain again and I just want to prepare myself. If this pain is normal, then I will relax more.
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013