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Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H
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I have pain/ discomfort in bladder coming in waves pressing

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I have pain/ discomfort in bladder coming in waves pressing down. I feel I need to pass urine but I am only passing a dribble. Started about 3 hours ago
JA: Is the condition chronic, or acute?
Customer: Acute
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had a kidney stone about 5 years ago diagnosed by IVP but passed naturally. I have had uterine cancer treated by surgery 7 years ago (stage 1b)
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 2 months ago.

Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.The symptoms of pain in waves and dribbling of urine is suggestive of a ureteric stone.You need to get medical aid ASAP,preferably from your PCP who will know your latest health reports.Use of a smooth NSAID like Diclofenac ( preferably injectable) will help control the pain,opiod like Tramadol may be added if the pain is not controlled.An Ultrasound scan of the kidney,ureter and bladder/urethra or a CT urogram along with blood tests like serum creatinine ,urine tests will reveal the definite cause.Further use of alpha -receptor blockers like Doxazosin/Terazosin or Calcium Channel Blockers like Nifedepine will help expel any stone.Rehydration and other symptomatic therapy may be needed,stones of 2-4 mm may pass with the alpha receptor blockers.Bigger stones may need surgical intervention.