A 34-year-old member asked:
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how long do kidney stones take to form?

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Dr. David Koota
29 years experience Urology
stones, form: It is a great question and usually unaswerable. In the proper setting, sig dehydration , and in the proper patient, sig metabolic abnormalities they can form vey quickly.
Answered on Mar 15, 2020
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