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In ultra sound kub left kidney shows minimal hydronephrosis, would u please tell me surgery is required or not?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Need to know: Why there is hydronephrosis. Most small stones pass by themselves without surgery. Stones over 5 mm may require treatment to pass. There are other causes of hydronephrosis (other than stones) and how the issue is dealt with depends on the specifics of the obstruction.

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