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Why would someone be hospitalized for kidney stones?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Most often: For pain control +/- if the stone is too large to be expected to pass on its own. If the patient has an obstructing stone and superimposed infection this is also a potential reason for hospitalization.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long are you typically hospitalized for kidney stones?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: After endoscopic (surgical) treatment for your kidney stones, the patient is generally discharged home the same day. If there is excessive bleeding, infection, or side effects from the anesthesia, an overnight stay maybe required.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of someone with kidney stones?

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Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Stones: Pain, infections, bleeding are common symptoms. Some pts have no symptoms.

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