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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Kidney stone: Save a kidney, you have two and it would be nice to keep both of them working.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
By passing the stone: If the stone is 5 mm, you might have a 50 percent chance of passing it spontaneously, with the percentage chance higher or lower depending on stone si ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
It depends: Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm ureteroscopy with laser lithotrip ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scop ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Burn with urination: The stent usually causes some urinary frequency and urgency. Once the stent is removed, these symptoms quickly resolve.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Single stone symptomatic recurrent cholecystitis age other risk factors.
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Right upper abd pain: Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food. Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: First, decide if it's necessary to remove it now. For necessity or prevention, shock wave (ESWL) or laser procedure through urethra, bladder, ureter ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Umbreit
13 years experience in Urology
Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
It depends: To make a generalization, it depends primarily on the size of the stone as well as the location. Anatomic factors may also play a role. Most stone pro ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
???: If you are asking if a 6mm stone will pass by having the patient hydrating herself with water the answer is yes, 60% of the time for a 6mm stone.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience in Urology
Rarely: It's unlikely because stone pain comes from blockage of urine flow. Some stones can move in and out of an obstructing position and cause intermittent ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience in Urology
Not typically: There is nothing inherent to this procedure which would lower a persons threshold for seizure. Individuals at risk for seizure should know that these ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See Urology: If symptomatic need to se urology ; may need intervention depending upon the location. If recurrent to see a nephrologist for special testing and trea ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should ... Read More
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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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
ESWL,fluids,etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to bre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Shulman
44 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience in Radiology
Depends: What procedure you had, the results and your baseline health will determine when you can return to normal activities, including sex. Ask your surgeon ... Read More
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