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how is a kidney stone passed

A female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ouch!: "A penny for your thoughts." Remember that saying? Well, an American penny is 1.9 cm, so a 2 cm stone is wider than a penny. It won't come out the ure ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Shulman
44 years experience Urology
Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location. Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chanc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Common symptoms - excruciating pain when passing a stone.Usually urine has blood in it. Rarely stone passes without any pain if they are very small
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
8mm ureteral stones: can usually make it (albeit painfully) to the junction between the ureter and the bladder but can usually not go further and require ureteroscopy and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Never: Unless corrected the metabolic system constantly produce them.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
You feel better: There will probably be some residual soreness. Any blood in the urine will gradually clear and you will feel better.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: It is possible to pass a stone of this size, however, the likelihood of passing a stone decreases as the stone size increases.
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