The Worst Pain Ever digital urology platform is the world’s largest online kidney stone patient community. We are focused on improving the quality of care along each step in the patient journey, from education to finding a suitable urologist to post-treatment management.

Developed in collaboration with renowned experts, our holistic WPE Wellness program equips patients with medically-reviewed toolkits, targeted lifestyle recommendations and community support.

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30M Americans may suffer from Kidney Stones in their lifetime1

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lost workdays with indirect costs
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  1. Scales, C. D., Smith, A. C., Hanley, J. M., & Saigal, C. S. (2012). Prevalence of kidney stones in the United States. European Urology, 62(1), 160–165.
  2. Litwin MS, Saigal CS: Table 14-47: Economic impact of urologic disease. In: Urologic Diseases in America. NIH Publication 12-7865. Washington, DC, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012, p 486 reports/urologic-diseases-in-america
  3. Saigal, C. S., Joyce, G., Timilsina, A. R., & the Urologic Diseases in America Project. (2005). Direct and indirect costs of nephrolithiasis in an employed population: Opportunity for disease management? Kidney International, 68(4), 1808–1814.
  4. Hyams, E. S., Korley, F. K., Pham, J. C., & Matlaga, B. R. (2011). Trends in imaging use during the emergency department evaluation of Flank pain. Journal of Urology, 186(6), 2270–2274.
  5. Premji, B. (2017). (rep.). Urological Devices – Market Insights – United States. Clarivate.