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how big is 3mm kidney stone

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Kidney stones: The size of the stone does not correlate with the degree of suffering very well. The extreme pain is caused by spasm of the ureter as the stone passe ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: And too big to pass on its own.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
16 years experience Urology
about: It is a little larger than 1/8 of an inch.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Not small, not big: Stone size is important in trying to predict which stones will pass on their own. Stones 4 mm and smaller have an 80% chance of passing on their own. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Lithotripsy: They either shock it into crumbles with a process known as lithotripsy or they go in and get it surgically.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Depend...: Shockwave rx (eswl) for urinary stone is advised for less than some 1.5 cm. But the stone density and past response to eswl may sway this fix rule. Be ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience Radiology
Depends: A large kidney stone that does not pass may obstruct the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder, causing the "urine collecting system" of the ki ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Pain reief,see stone: Reief comes when a painful kidney stone is no longer obstructing & has likely reached the bladder. Stones small enough to reach bladder, usually 6mm o ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
30 years experience Urology
Stone: ESWL is the best therapy option
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Small ones are more: likely to induce pain. Why? Because stone surfaces are composed of crystals with sharp surfaces plus ureters are typically both very sensitive to irri ... Read More
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