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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Very, very rarely.: In patients with renal failure caused by some large kidney stone a transplant may be performed. During my fellowship, i saw a patient who had a large ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Stones: If you have kidney stone see a Nephrologist to help you in this area
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience 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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Dr. James Lin
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Here are...: First, decide if stone removal is necessary although it's possible. Second, proceed with options of stone removal with eswl, or percutanesous stone br ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Carter
38 years experience Urology
Depends on stone: If stone is not obstructing the kidney, or part of it, it may not because of pain. If activity causes pain, may not be the stone. Uncommon, but if sto ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Multiple.: A stone that size is not going to be amenable to the standard lithotripsy techniques. An important question is if there is any function left in the ki ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
The mass: The mass is the most concerning of these issues at present. A renal cell carcinoma has to be excluded in the presence of a solid renal mass at your ag ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Urologist: You should consult a urologist to ascertain if the stone is suitable for lithotripsy, endoscopic removal or would require open surgery. Once the stone ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing or something: If it's not causing you any symptoms, you don't necessarily have to do anything at the moment. If it starts to give you problems (pain, kidneys stop w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Largely, there has been no known non-surgical means to get rid of stones in the urinary tracts except the uric-acid stone but still a length "ordeal" ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience Urology
Stone: If a stone is seen on ultrasound but not on ct it is then difficult to treat as 99% of stones are visualized on ct.
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