A 50-year-old female asked:
i'd rather give birth than pass another kidney stone. are my kidneys at risk with the stress of chronic attacks and passing stones?14 in 10 months.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joshua Stein answered
17 years experience Urology
Kidney injury: Fortunately, a kidney needs to be completely obstructed for a prolonged time (ie. 1 month) before any permanent damage occurs. However, frequent stone passage may increase risks of infection and scar tissue formation within the ureter.
Answered on May 17, 2014
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