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Do kidney stones need to be removed

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Crystal chemicals: About 5% of americans have kidney stones, so it is not common. When the concentration of dissolved chemicals (70% calcium oxalate) in urine is too hi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Maybe.: There are many ways to deal with stones. It depends on their composition, size and location. Usually a stone that size will require some sort of inter ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Strumeyer
32 years experience Urology
Depends: If stones are too large to be removed they can be fragmented with a laser.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No waiting: Would not wait a second.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ross
Specializes in Urology
Yes: of course....you have demonstrated that you are a stone former and need ongoing observation for recurrance
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ureter spasm: This is normal since if the stone was big enough to cause some irritation and injury to your ureter, this will take a few days for the inflammation an ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
1.1cm: Is a relatively large stone, and may lead to problems in the future, even though now it is non-obstructing. Discuss the risks/benefits with your Urol ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the size and type of stone. Some stones can be pulverized by sound waves, lithotripsy, and the smaller fragments can pass through the ur ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
No: Likely you ate still experiencing ureter irritability. Talk to your urologists about medications to help with this.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Consult urologist: Why can the stone not be removed? There are multiple ways of treating a kidney stone, but do it yourself is not a viable approach.

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