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A 48-year-old male asked:

12mm kidney stone?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 18 years experience
Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Lithotripsy may break up the stone so that the smaller fragments can pass through the urine.
Oct 20, 2012
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Stone > 1cm: Options largely depends on the location of the stone. A non-obstructing stone in a renal calyx can be treated with shockwaves most of the time. A stone that large in the ureter will likely involve a ureteroscopy.

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A 31-year-old male asked:

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
See Urology: If symptomatic need to se urology ; may need intervention depending upon the location. If recurrent to see a nephrologist for special testing and treatment. Meanwhile increase water intake if ok to do based on other medical or health problems and low sodium diet.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is a 12mm kidney stone big?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: And too big to pass on its own.

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