A 32-year-old member asked:
Is a 12mm kidney stone big?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: And too big to pass on its own.
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Kidney stone of 12mm size?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
See Urology: If symptomatic need to se urology ; may need intervention depending upon the location. If recurrent to see a nephrologist for special testing and treatment. Meanwhile increase water intake if ok to do based on other medical or health problems and low sodium diet.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
12mm kidney stone can it be removed without surgery?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Diagnostic Radiology 31 years experience
Maybe.: There are many ways to deal with stones. It depends on their composition, size and location. Usually a stone that size will require some sort of intervention, and may be amenable to eswl (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy).
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 48-year-old male asked:
12mm kidney stone?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pathology 18 years experience
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
How big is a 4mm kidney stone?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
about: It is a little larger than 1/8 of an inch.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Colorado Springs, CO
A 19-year-old female asked about a 16-year-old female:
What happens when a kidney stone is too big to pass?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Practice 29 years experience
Lithotripsy: They either shock it into crumbles with a process known as lithotripsy or they go in and get it surgically.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 29, 2018
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