Kidney Stones and Back Injury

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emeraldkimmy
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   Posted 5/23/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with kidney stones since September. I went to a urology clinic, who scheduled me with a PA because they couldn't get me in to see a doctor until a month out. They did a CT scan, an ultrasound, another 24 urine sample (that was a month ago and I've yet to hear the results), and I keep getting differing accounts of what is or isn't going on.

My regular doctor thinks I'm just getting the run around and is about to refer me to a different doctor. The urologist who has been looking at my labs and scans (but has never met me) isn't sure if the mid back pain is from kidney stones but it sure isn't my back injury. That's my lower back.

Speaking of which, the PA at the urologist's office put me on Rapaflo to open things up and get the stones to pass. It's relaxed things so much that my lower back injury is now causing severe pain (it's been under control until now). I have an appointment with my regular doctor on Wednesday because the urologist's office is making me wait to see a doctor until the urologist who has been reading my stuff is back from paternity leave - on June 9th!

This is a nightmare. I just started a new job two months ago and I've had these troubles going on. I'm about to agree that I'm getting the run around. Should I go ahead and ask for that referral? I was told this urology clinic was the best place to go in my area. I don't know what to do anymore.

Post Edited (emeraldkimmy) : 5/23/2011 4:27:39 PM (GMT-6)


straydog
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   Posted 5/24/2011 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I would not wait around any longer. A good dr would have made arrangements for her patients while off for maternity leave. Its just too much of a red flag for me. Hope you get answers soon.
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