....a good many years ago. I thought I had blown a disc out of my back. Intense pain.
Went to the doctor and was told it was a kidney stone.
Got some meds to help break it up. Just wait and see if surgery was needed or not.
Hurt like hell but the bits passed. Did not have to go to the hospital.
About three months later more of the stone passed.
Have not had an occurrence since.
I've been told that the pain level from a kidney stone is on a par with child birth. If so, no wonder women are cranky when they pop a kid out.