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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
20 years experience in Urology
Use Laser: Some types of stones do not fracture well with shockwave lithotripsy. If the stone needs to be treated then either ureteroscopy (scope from bladder u ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience in Urology
Depends: Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own. Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone. Better chance if located within ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Kidney stone : Your chances of making another stone are greater then someone who has never had a stone but it is by no means assured. See your urologist and review ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trushar Dungarani
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually No: You're generally asleep during the procedure and shouldn't feel anything. You can ask your doctor what type of sedation will be provided to ensure you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience in Urology
Very well: Ureteroscopy is a very safe and reliable means of removing a stone. Either flexible or rigid ureteroscopy with or without laser lithotripsy should be ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Lithotripsy: Lithptripsy is quite safe however damage may be seen in the corticomedullary region in relation to the vasculat tissue hence bllod in the urine after ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Don't count on it: Forgive my frankness. This is a mix of several dried flowers with unsubstantiated claims that make no sense biologically. There's no supporting work, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience in Radiology
Need to see a doctor: Small (usually less than 5mm) kidney stones usually pass with drinking fluid, ie, urination. If you can't urinate, it's possible that the stone is obs ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Some: Can help. If pain is as severe as kidney stone passing pain can get injectable medication is frequently required.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
16 years experience in Urology
Yes, but.....: Yes, I have seen patients pass stone that is 9mm in diameter. However, many 6mm stones do not pass on their own. The likelihood of passing stone gre ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Kidney strictures: Have you had an evaluation to see what is cause of stricture? Diet changes can help with kidney stones but cause of stricture determines best treatme ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Can hurt like labor: Yes, but not always. The pain can be excruciating, unremitting, described by some as worst than labor pain. The larger then stone the more pain gene ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Yes: You may have blood in the urine when passing stones.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Can you explain?: "zits" in the kidney? You won't get acne in your kidneys, but pustules can form in acute pyelonephritis, a medical emergency. In some c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience in Radiology
No: Very few do. Best assessment for kidney stones is a stone protocol ct scan, followed by renal ultrasound. Read more here: http://www.Conciergeradio ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience in Radiology
No: No, many will not. Ct with kidney stone protocol is much more sensitive. Rarely, certain stones are not seen even with a ct.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding sh ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kuan
21 years experience in Urology
Yes: Eswl is an established treatment for kidney stones. Whether it is the most appropriate way to break up the stone depends on the size and location of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Yes, if...: If the kidney stone breaks off and travels down the ureter the stone will scratch the lining of the ureter and cause bleeding into the urine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Yes: A 5-7 mm stone has a 60% chance of passing. Drink lots of fluids.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in Radiology
It doesn't: It really doesn't affect sperm production. Sperm is produced in the testicles and renal stones are formed in the kidneys.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Lithotripsy: The stone may be too big pass on its own. Discuss with your doctor if you may be a candidate for lithotripsy. The procedure uses sound waves to break ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Should pass: Unusual for 3mm stone not to pass. Interesting you know diameter of stone without seeing a urologist; must have had a ct scan. Hope you are straining ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
good if stones come: After the manipulation with the ureteroscope and placement of the stent, whatever sediments that are sometimes not visible on ct scan or what ever the ... Read More
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