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Kidney stone

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 18 years experience
Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Stone > 1cm: Options largely depends on the location of the stone. A non-obstructing stone in a renal calyx can be treated with shockwaves most of the time. A st... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Nephrolithiasis : Drink plenty of water. Catch the stone when you can and get it analyzed. Let us know if its calcium oxalate or some other forms of stone. Depending ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters an... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Water: There are many foods to avoid or cut back. I would suggest googling those. Really the most important thing is hydration with plenty of water. Rarely, ... Read More
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 28 years experience
A metabolic work-up : The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should incl... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
What do you mean?: Do you mean how to remove kidney stone or how kidney stone is formed? Kidney stone is formed and resulted from genetic factors and lifestyle leading t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Check with doctor: I have never seen a 7 cm kidney stone before, but I have seen a 7 millimeter stone accidentally reported as 7 cm. Having said that, i guess anything i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: And too big to pass on its own.
A female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist
A member asked:
Dr. Spencer Long
Dr. Spencer Longanswered
Specializes in Urology
Yes: Kidney stones are usually hard, but some stones associated with infection are soft. The best way to know for sure what it is, is to take it to a lab o... Read More
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