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A 30-year-old male asked:

How to get rid kidney stones 5mm? im drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with purified water.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Scientific Rx: Please forgive my frankness. You're wasting your hope and your money with the vinegar. There is nothing "spiritual" about believing obvious sucker pitches. Kidney stones are a serious threat to your health and perhaps your life, as well as being painful. This is the 21st century and you need an evaluation for possibly lithotripsy / shock waves or other interventions by a competent specialist.
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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some ...: a 5-mm kidney stone usually causes no discomfort as long as not detached from kidney to drop down to cause ureteral obstruction on its ways through ureter to bladder. On average, some 75-85% of a 4-mm stone will spontaneously pass to bladder in 2 weeks. And 95% of kidney stones could not be dissolved; if dissolvable, still take a tremendous personal and professional dedication to alkalize urine...
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Last updated Nov 17, 2019

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