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A 23-year-old male asked:

can gross hematuria be caused by 3.3 mm kidney stone (lower part of the kidney)? could physical activity, slight dehydration and the stone cause this?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Stone yes, others no: Kidney stones certainly can cause gross hematuria, but not necessarily. Physican activign and dehydration cannot; they have nothing to do with the bleeding.

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