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Had surgery for kidney stones. Getting severe pain. Any suggestions as to what is causing this?

I ve had kidney stones three times in six years. All stones were 2mm or smaller and caused severe pain . I use the va and had the surgery two of the three times. The last surgery was jul 2011. Starting march I started getting severe pain again. I am told its probably not the stones that hurt cause 2 mm stones don t hurt. What else could it be? Every time I have had pain I ve had small stones. Surgery relieves the pain for awhile but i still have never passed a stone. They stay in my kindness. Any suggestions as to what is causing this?
Asked On : Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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hi, kidney stones are a recurrent problem. if you have a kidney stone, chances of your having another stone in next 8-10 years is around 50%. so cause of your repeated pain attacks may be that you are forming new stones which while passing down the kidney tubes cause you pain. Surgery does not prevent new stone formation. Each episode has to be treated as a separate disease, some will require medicines only, some will require surgery. go see your urologist for further evaluation and treatment.
Answered: Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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