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can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

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Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 15 years experience
Check with doctor: I have never seen a 7 cm kidney stone before, but I have seen a 7 millimeter stone accidentally reported as 7 cm. Having said that, i guess anything is theoretically possible. I have seen stones in the renal pelvis on the order of centimeters but this has been as a result of chronic infection and other forms of severe chronic renal pathology.
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
No: This is likely a misprint on the report. A stone may be 7mm.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus.

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Is it normal to feel ill and tired after passing a kidney stone?

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A 26-year-old female asked:

3 stones.. one is 2.3 mm, Right kidney. Left kidney has 2, Lower pole 1.6cm stone and Upper nonobstructing stone measuring 7.6 cm, any advice?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Urologist: You could try a combination of Magnesium, B-multivitamin and vitamin D3. That can help prevent further stones, but you probably need to see a urologist about the larger stones.

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