Hello. I was recently (january 29th) admitted to the ER with severe abdominal pain. After a CT scan it was determined that I had a very small (2mm) stone located at the very bottom of my left ureter. Of course a followup was scheduled with my local urologist, and the stone is radiopaque. After multiple visits to the urologist the stone has not passed, or even moved. Also on the 29th I had a UTI which cleared up in about a day with antibiotics.
Three days ago the pain stopped. Just like that. I still have not passed the stone and the day before yesterday I had another abdominal x-ray performed which showed the stone to be in the same location as when I was admitted to the ED.
Yesterday, the pain came back but instead of severe episodic pain in my entire abdomen it is a dull ache in a very localized spot, specifically just below the lowest left rib, feels about two inches deep in my back. I'm also experiencing a lack of appetite and a mild fever (99.8 F) with chills and diarrhea. I'm scheduled for endoscopic basket retrieval for the 18th however I have heard that this type of pain can sometimes signify a necessity for emergency removal of an obstructive kidney stone to prevent permanent damage.
I'm having no difficulty with urination, no nausea, no chills, the discharge is clear and probably with a specific gravity of less than 1.005.
Should I have someone drive me to the hospital and get this thing removed, or would it be my best bet to wait until this Wednesday and see the urologist?