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Old 10-13-2018, 02:54 PM
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What's worse: kidney stone or childbirth?

The first time I had a kidney stone (I've now had about 7 or 8 I think) I went to the emergency room because I didn't know why I was suddenly having this unbelievable pain. The doctor there diagnosed the stone, and mentioned that his aunt had had five children, including a pair of twins, but she always said that her kidney stone was a worse pain than any of the childbirths. (The doctor also said that kidney stones can produce the most intense pain a person can experience and survive.)

So for the women here who have experienced both, do you think kidney stone pain is really worse than childbirth? (Of course I know that individual childbirths vary greatly, as do individual kidney stones, so we can't conclude anything definite from these anecdotes.)

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