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What hurts the worse?

  1. lawrencebeach2010 profile image60
    lawrencebeach2010posted 5 years ago

    Does a kidney stone hurt worse than child birth? Tell us what you think!

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey.. You need to go through childbirth to know what it is.. i have been through both and I prefer the kindey stones LOL 
      Though I liked the end result of the childbirth .. I still have someone precious to hold smile
      This was so unique a question that I had to answer it smile LOL lol

      1. lawrencebeach2010 profile image60
        lawrencebeach2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well thanks, I just needed imput, lol thats all

    2. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Let me guess...   You're a guy who has had a kidney stone (or you know a guy who has had a kidney stone), and you've been in some conversation with a woman (who has had a child or more) about how bad kidney stone pain is (and she's said it isn't as bad a childbirth)?    smile   (Maybe that's not the case, but this kind of question is one that shows up often enough "in life" that's it's kind of a "real classic" one that's now kind of humorous to me.)

      I've never had a kidney stone, but I've had other stuff that has caused unbearable pain (and sometimes fairly minor stuff).  I just don't think you can compare childbirth pain with any other single-cause pain.  It's apples/oranges.  There's a whole range of different pain that goes into childbirth, and the intensity and duration varies within that.  There's also the baby factor, the emotional factor, the worrying something will go wrong factor, and a whole lot of other things that go into it. 

      As someone who has had children, and has had a few medical "situations" that have caused serious pain; I've never compared the different types of pain even "to myself".  I've always found that when a medical "situation" causes severe, severe, pain; it makes a big difference how long it lasts.  I may find the first day or two miserable-but-bearable.  By the third-day I'll find I'm wearing out and less able to tolerate the pain graciously.

      So, I guess my answer is that there is such a thing as unbearable, unbearable, pain that has nothing to do with childbirth; but childbirth is pretty miserable too.   It's too unique a kind of thing to be able to compare it to anything else (which is why I don't even compare my own different times of pain to it).  I do think there are woman who have only experienced childbirth and a few other kinds of serious pain who don't have a clue about how bad some non-childbirth pain can be.  So, I know this doesn't answer the question, but I just don't think there's much point to getting into one of those "Who gets more 'paint points'" discussions (if that's what the purpose of this question is).   smile  Besides, even two people with the same medical condition can have different degrees of pain (and no two women or even childbirths are the same either).   hmm

      1. lawrencebeach2010 profile image60
        lawrencebeach2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your response

  2. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    I had one labor and delivery that lasted 2 hours that was quite bearable.  It was the "uncomfortable" thing they always tell new moms.  I had a 25 hour labor pushing out a 9'2 ounce son that was extremely unpleasant (the process, not the result) and my fourth labor, my daughter was facing upward.  It was only 8 hours but I honestly think I would have shot myself in the temple if someone would have given me a gun, just to stop the pain.  The fourth was the only one I asked for pain relief on, and it was denied for lack of an anesthesiologist.

    So my answer a man with a kidney stone might win over labor 1 and 2... possibly even 3.  Having my skin flayed off with barbed wire however, would have been preferable to 4.

    1. lawrencebeach2010 profile image60
      lawrencebeach2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hear ya and I feel for you on that issue you had with your labor. I cant even imagine waht women go through.

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    Carliismiles<3posted 5 years ago

    I've yet to have a kid...im only a kid myself, 17. But i have suffered through passing kidney stones this summer, they hurt! My doctor told me that it was as if i was about to have a kid, i had the contractions, the throwing up, i was put on extreme medication. So.. i would say i hope a kidney stone is worse, at least i know now what the pain is like!
    The only sad part were two things, no little joy came out and the hospital bill!

  4. Sirenix profile image61
    Sirenixposted 5 years ago

    I think a toothache beat em both out the box...

  5. Christopher Dapo profile image84
    Christopher Dapoposted 5 years ago

    You could try being stung by a man-o-war jellyfish - that flippin' hurt!!

  6. fucsia profile image59
    fucsiaposted 5 years ago

    I have not had nor a kidney stone nor a child birth but I always heard that both are very painful, more that other things. However the pain is a personal experience and I do not think that we can compare our pains with someone else's ones.