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A 21-year-old male asked:

Sir i hve stone of 9.9mm in kidney pls advice me wht should i do?

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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kimanswered
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Urologist: may want to be rvaluated by urologist regarding best means of extraction.
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Nephrolithiasis: It sounds like the stone is not obstructing your kidney otherwise you would be in great pain and probably in the ER. Most likely it can be left alone and watched. However if it obstructs the ureter, a tube called a stent will need to be placed and shock wave lithotripsy done to shatter it and allow it to pass. See a urologist asap. If it is obstructing the kidney, irreversible damage can occur

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