A 31-year-old male asked:
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i am having a stone in my kidney of 15mm size. what should i do? is operation is necessary?

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Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
See urologist: Discuss the treatment options with a urologist.
Answered on Jun 13, 2019

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Smaller is better: In one large study the passage rate was 78% for stones measuring 1 to 4 mm, 60% for those 5 to7 mm, and 39% for those 8 mm or larger.
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