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Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip
Has he had another x-ray or a ct scan to look at this?
Which side is the pain on and is it the same side as the previous stones?
So did he see a doctor this time, and, if so, did he have a urinalysis done?
Where exactly are you located?
That clinic has a sliding scale fee for service so it should be affordable for him.
I would like to say, though, that this sounds like a prostate gland infection and not a kidney stone problem, so all he would need is a digital prostate exam and a urinalysis to confirm that, and then a two week course of antibiotics like Cipro or Septra which can be gotten generically for a relatively low price.
Please let me know if you need any more information
Yes they can--just an exam and a dipstick of his urine is all it takes
No--that would be illegal since he isn't my patient. All we do here is answer medical questions.
This page will stay open and you can come back to it even if you rate my service to you which I would ask you to do now.
I'll be more than happy to follow up with you for no further cost.
I personally wouldn't do the ultrasound since I don't think this is a kidney stone problem
That clinic can give him a prescription and he can fill it at any pharmacy there.
Like I said, for generic Cipro or Septra it shouldn't cost very much
My pleasure and I'll be here if and when you need me again