A 48-year-old female asked:
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1 wk after eswl for an 8mm stone, no fragments passed.the kub showed it broke in pieces still in the kidney. next step is 24 hour urine. then what?

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Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
ESWL : The fragments may still pass over time. Drinking lots of fluids may help in flushing out the fragments.
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
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Dr. James Lin
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May be...: I'm sure you're counseled for possible protracted course of passing post-eswl stone fragments. As long as you're willing ; able to cope, just wait, see, ; strain the urine to retrieve fragments for up to weeks to 1-2 months as long as being of no UTI and tolerable. If going nowhere, transureteroscopic route to remove and even break stone fragments may be required. So, cooperate and work with doc..
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