A 48-year-old female asked:
i have 2 kidney stones (7 & 4 mm) in the upper right kidney. should i watch or remove? which is the most effective method to remove all of the stones?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stevan Cordas answered
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Stone: It depends on location, type of stone, calcification. See a urologist for options.
Answered on Mar 26, 2014
Dr. James Krick answered
35 years experience Urology
Renal stones : Stones of this size and in this position are best treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Since they are upper pole calyceal stones, they are more prone to spontaneous passage and therefore "watching" them is not without risk.
Answered on Apr 4, 2014
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