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can you have a kidney stone stuck for over a year

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Many times kidney stones is caused by diet and a modification of your diet will help reduce your chances of another kidney stone. Ask your doctor what ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Rosas
60 years experience Urology
NO!: A kidney stone, once diagnosed by x-rays, mri, ultrasound etc. Should be treated asap. A small, asymptomatic stone can be treated with hydration, exer ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Depends on position: A 7-8 mm stone may or may not pass. If it travels along the pathway of urine it may block the urine damaging the kidney and may also place you at risk ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
If the kidney stone: is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A re ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More water: Drink enough water so that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless all the time. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.web ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Kidney stones : The type of stone is important. This article describes the common types: http://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/tc/types-of-kidney-stones-topic-overview. ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney stones : Less than 5mm stones usually spontaneously come out. 10 mm needs extraction. Your stone probably between 5-10mm.Might try Tamsulosin 0.4 once daily wi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, if it does not: pass on its own. It will likely cause further problems within your lifetime. Consult with a urologist because most small stones can be retrieved via ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Could wait: It the stone is small, as you say, is not blocking the flow of urine or causing pain, you may leave it alone. However, do follow your doctor's advice ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Why not treated?: U hopefully consulted a urologist last year. Dr should have outlined a plan. U don't tell us whether the kidney stone was treated or not. We also do n ... Read More

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