HI,,,, a lil over 4 yrs ago I had and passed some kidney stones. I had all the typical symptoms before hand/''the agony''; about 2 mos of low back ache that progressed and peaked to HELL for the 7-9 days.
I chose to flood myself with water and ''saddle up'' for the pain ride while passing; bad to SEVERE low back pain,,,groin PAIN,,,bleeding, and intermitten AD ys before subsidding,,,also, blood in urine for a few days.
The Dr. made me take a Sonogram[low abdomen/kidneys], a KUB, and an IVP--which revealed to some degree the stones.
WELL,,, the ''same'' pattern has taken place. The almost constant low back ache began in Apri and I've been in HELL/passing, this past week. After 2-3 days of ''heavy'' bleeding[like a stuck hog.], my urine has now cleared up and returned to normal. But, I'm still having intermitten low back and groin PAIN. And I just feel so weak and my whole body aches.
I called my Dr today, finally[[I'm sooo afraid of Dr's--yesss, Freej's a wuss with Dr's.]]
I told him what happen[I got admonished, but he knows I'm a wuss], gave him the recent history and my current status. I asked him if we could start with an IVP. ----- He wants me to take a ''Spiral Scan'', he said it's more accurate in finding stones or gravel.
1--what is a Spiral Scan,,,,,,,
2--what is the latest way of testing/diagnosing for kidney stones,,,,,,,,,,