What else happened during that exam? I would think typically they would send you to an ER for that to prevent liability. Lucky her! Glad she is alright now!
The doctor took a detailed history of her symptoms, and examined her side in the area of her kidney. She didn't have to undress or change into a gown, just lift her shirt to expose her abdomen and side. The doctor told us that he has been a lifelong sufferer of kidney stones, and has had many over the years, and that my wife had the exact same symptoms he does when he has a stone about to pass.
His instructions were clear, if the pain gets worse, go to the ER for a cat scan or MRI, I don't remember which one he said. He did offer to refer her for one that night, but she decided to wait and see if the pain meds worked. The shot took effect after only a few minutes, and he wrote her a script for pain pills to help her manage the pain while waiting for the stone to pass.
The pain meds worked quite well, and she passed the stone a few days later. It was tiny, we were amazed something so small could cause so much pain. The weird thing is she never felt it pass, but saw it in the commode because she was checking each time she urinated. The doctor wanted to test the stone to see what it was made up of, which I guess helps them determine the cause, such as diet related, etc.