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How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
By passing the stone: If the stone is 5 mm, you might have a 50 percent chance of passing it spontaneously, with the percentage chance higher or lower depending on stone size. Prevention is the best way to avoid this! more fluids, less sodium and animal protein are good ways to reduce risk, with other possible methods depending on your situation.
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
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