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A 49-year-old female asked:

Recently to er and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No.: Diet will not affect your pain or kidney function.
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: But having a stone like that can. Would they consider lithotripsy (using sound waves to break up stone into smaller pieces that you can pass without surgery?) Might want to discuss with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Kidney stones: Since it is not clear what type of stone you have, stay on a low protein diet at this time. Lithotripsy, which uses sound waves to break up the stone, is very effective and may be an alternative to surgical removal. Ask your kidney specialist if this would be appropriate for you.

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