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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
17 years experience Urology
about: It is a little larger than 1/8 of an inch.

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
23 years experience Family Medicine
Lithotripsy.: Several factors related to the stone, including stone burden (size and number), composition, and location, affect the outcome of extracorporeal shockw ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stone: The first thing to do is increase your fluid intake. You should drink 2 liters of fluid daily. This will help you pass the stone. You may require a ... Read More
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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Drink: If the stone is in the kidney you may have to do nothing. If you have pain the stone has moved and lodged in the drainage system. If this occurs dri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
22 years experience Radiology
Agua!: Drink lots of water. Avoid beer and excessive strawberries and spinach. Water is your friend.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely: Kidney stones will grow is left untreated. A 4mm stone can obstruct the ureter and cause severe pain. A stone of this size can likely removed endoscop ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Could pass: A stone of the size you described could pass in urine. You need to follow your doctor's advice about follow up visits and tests. You may consult this ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually pass: 4 mm stones usually pass but any stone can be incredibly painful. Drink plenty of fluid.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
45 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stone: You need to see your doctor. Stones are tricky and unpredictable. They can also have serious complications so get an appointment with your doctor ve ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Kid stone 7.5 mm: M unknown age: I was diagnosed today with a 7.5 mm kidney stone. I have not been able to pass even a 4mm stone in the past is this more than likely go ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Raff
Dr. Ira Raff answered
57 years experience Urology
If seen : Usually a 4 mm stone will pass but there are occasions that it will not and needs intervention . If seen on fluroscopy with eswal machine then it can ... Read More
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