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How long for a kidney stone to pass totally?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Constant production: Metabolic system constantly produce the stones.

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A 37-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hard to say.: Depends on size and even then depends upon patient factors as well. Some stones never pass and some try to pass but get stuck. Somewhere between a few minutes and a few days is usually the norm.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a kidney stone to pass?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends upon size &: Shape. Can't ever predict passage time. Stones larger than 6mm in diameter will often not pass. Stones stuck in upper ureter take longer & r less likely to pass than stones stuck in lower ureter. Small stones pass quicker withincreased hydration water is best) + tamsulosin can help ureter to dilate, which speeds up possible passage. Urologist is best person to advise & manage kidney stone problems.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how long it should take a kidney stone to pass?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
? Size & location: Small stones pass quicker than large ones. Stones greater than 5 - 6 mm in diameter may never pass. Stones with spikes, even if small, may remain stuck indefinitely. Stones in lower ureter more likely to pass & pass quicker than stones in upper ureter. Good hydration & taking tamsulosin speeds up passage. Can not give you absolute or likely time span without details. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it usually takes for a kidney stone to pass?

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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Most in 2 days: Most stones if they are going to pass will pass in the first 48 hours. The chances after that start to decrease. The chances probably never go to zero but after a week, the chances are probably around 50% of it ever passing.
A 38-year-old member asked:

In agony and need to know how long for kidney stone to pass?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Hours to days: Drink lots of water, (no more than that much), and may have to go to hospital.

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