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A 32-year-old member asked:

is a 12mm kidney stone big?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Yes: And too big to pass on its own.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 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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Will giving a kidney affect the donor's lifestyle?

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A 61-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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A 62-year-old male asked:

Last year CTscan showed stone in Left Kidney of 1.2cm, this year CTscan (different location) 12mm x14mm. Is it bigger? Best procedure to have?

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Dr. Tin Ngo
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Urology 14 years experience
Get it treated: 1.2 CM = 12 mm so I would say it is the same size. You should get this treated either with shockwave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy. Glad to talk with you about the relative merits of either approach.

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