A 39-year-old male asked:
Can a 4mm kidney stone pass on it's own? or will it need to be broken up?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Could pass: A stone of the size you described could pass in urine. You need to follow your doctor's advice about follow up visits and tests. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://uihc.org/health-library/kidney-stones
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
I have a 9mm kidney stone and my Dr gave me some medication... Would it pass or I will need a surgery??
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Thou will not pass: The chance of that passing spontaneously is almost nil. 6 mm is getting towards the upper limit of what will pass. They may be other options such as lithotrypsy depending on a few variables. Would discuss this with your urologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I have a kidney stone, how will i know i passed it?
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Urology 21 years experience
See it, hear it: Often a patient will see it in the toilet or hear it hit the porcelain. You also might feel a sense of relief after it passes out of the ureter. But you never know if you passed a fragment or the whole thing. Ct scan or xray (kub) is the best way to know a stone has passed. Hopefully it passes easily!
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