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what size does a kidney stone have to be to cause pain?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable.
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
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Dr. Ira Katz
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23 years experience Endocrinology
A lot of it has to do with the shape of the stone and whether it has any sharp edges that are irritating the ureter. Also if it causes any blockage of urine flow it can cause pain.
Dec 19, 2016

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