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Can you have a kidney stone flat shape

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Constipation: This may very well be related to your bowel recovering from a bout of drug(likely opioid) induced constipation. Sometimes, when motility is acute affe... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
That depends on where it is. If is sits out of the way in the kidney it does little harm. If it's location blocks urine outflow at any point, the back... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. Ferguson. Even if the stone does not cause blockage to the flow of urine, it is likely to promote urinary infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
May never begin: It appears that you know that you have a stone but feel no pain. If so, you may never feel pain unless the stone moves. Many stones never move.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Depends: Kidney stones can form anywhere in the urinary outflow tract. If in the pelvis of the kidney, the collection point for urine production, they can get... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
No: This is not a problem.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes : Yes. I know of no validated data that shows that any type of body massage is either contraindicated, unsafe, or dislodges/promotes passage of a kidney... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: If the stone is small and not blocking the urine flow, it may be left alone. A small stone may be removed by cystoscopy using a basket to retrieve the... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Druy
Radiology 54 years experience
Can be saved: If the stone can be removed before more damage occurs to the kidney, it is likely that you will regain more function in that kidney. You can be tested... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Sort of: Not really hip pain but low back pain, flank pain, and groin pain can occur with kidney stones.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it is: More important is to drink pleny of water ; consume as little salt as possible. Good luck.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Some, but tolerable: Post-procedure ureteral stent can be removed by patient or urologist if a thread for self-pulling is attached, or by urologist under local anesthesia ... Read More