How long must the pain go on? I've been sent home from SAU after scans revealed some of my pain is due to kidney stones...only small so they have sent me home saying keep taking the painkillers. How long without surgery to get them out or medication to help dissolve them can I expect stones/stone to pass. Also am I in for even more pain. 3 hours every morning pain scale 10/10 can't move out of bed wears of to 5/10 during day and night...going up only when moving or if someone touches my back even lightly.