A 26-year-old male asked:
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7.4mm kidney stone causing mild hydroneprosis in right kidney?It can cause damage to kidney?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: You already have mild enlargement of the kidney - that is what hydronephroiss is. Over a long period of time, a blocking stone can lead to infections and decrease in kidney function. It is best to talk with a good urologist as to what the best plan is for your individual case - whether the stone needs to be removed, or if they are comfortable just following it over time.
Answered on Jun 8, 2015

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