A 75-year-old male asked:
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2.2cm or 22mm by 1.9cm or19mm stone in bladder (urinary) can be broken by laser or need surgery if so recovery time how much scar tissue thank you.

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Probably it can: be broken with mechanical like jackhammer type devices especially if stone is formed from hard minerals like calcium oxalate. Laser or ultrasound would be powerless to break stones like rock. Your urologist will be able to tell you how to go in if surgery or cystoscope.
Answered on Jun 20, 2015
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