A 64-year-old male asked:
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my ct scan shows oval shaped 10.9 mm vs 4.5 mm kidney stone in the upper ureter, with a good orientation. what chances of passing?

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Dr. Jason Cogdill
17 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stone passage: Kidney stones that are 8mm or larger and are in the ureter close to the kidney only pass 1 out 3 times. 2 out 3 fail to pass without intervention. There are medications that can increase the odds of successfully passing a kidney stone, but only with the help of a physician can you know if this is the best course of action.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
Unlikely: 11mm stone is very unlikely to pass on its own. Hopefully you are under the care of a urologist.Good luck.
Answered on Aug 11, 2014

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