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Rehoboth, MA
A 34-year-old female asked:

Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. largest 10mm right side. had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. can they cause damage?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology.
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