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I was taken to the ER with a 6mm kidney stone (according to the CAT scan they gave me) and for the last 2 months I have had constant UTI's. I have been on 4 different antibiotics. My general doctor said he isn't convinced I ever had a kidney stone with out any scans/x-rays. My question is should I seek a second opinion from a specialist? I am not sure if I have passed the stone or not. Please help I am tired of being in pain.


I agree with you that an opinion from a specialist is reasonable.  I suspect you may still have the stone which could explain the infections.  The specialist will want to see a copy of the original scan, not just a report, so make sure you go to where it was done and request a copy.  Don't be surprised if additional x-rays, ultrasounds or scans are recommended.  


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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