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Can I pass a 2 cm kidney stone?

Can I pass a 2 cm kidney stone?

Ouch!: "A penny for your thoughts." Remember that saying? Well, an American penny is 1.9 cm, so a 2 cm stone is wider than a penny. It won't come out the urethra where pee comes out. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

See a urologist: Stone is too big to pass sponaneousy & too large for shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). Urologic stone expert will likely advise percutaneos nephro-lithopaxyy (pcnl). This involves temporary placement of a percutaneous neprostomy tube, through which a nephroscope is passed & stone is proken up by laser or tithoclst. Performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Open surgery should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

Kidney stones: GAckerman ~ so you certainly have "lithogenic urine" and are at risk. GO see your Urologist so he can have a dietician talk to you about lowering Calcium and PO4 in diet. You must hydrate all the time and get checked for hyperparathyroidism. Get uric acid and oxalates checked as well. Thx ...Read more

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Just found out I need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

Just found out I need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

PCNL: Procedure known as a percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A puncture is made in the back through the skin and into the kidney. Under general anesthesia the urologist dilates this track and inserts a scope directly into the kidney to remove the stone. Sometimes various forms of lithotripsy such as ultrasound or laser are used to break the stone up in the pieces and removed under direct visualization. ...Read more

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Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Kidney stones or UTI: Kidney stones are frequently associated with UTI. You should check this first. Typically large fibroids push on the bladder and it is slow and continuos process. Abrupt onset of symptoms is usually directs towards bladder and kidneys problems. ...Read more

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Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?

Treatment for non obstructing 2.25 CM kidney stone in upper pole of right kidney? Could the stone be causing abdominal & upper leg pain? Headache?

Probably not: A non-obstructing stone may cause blood in the urine but should not be causing pain especially headache or thigh pain. Theoretically a large kidney stone that is not obstructing might cause some pain. Generally that would be back pain or flank pain rather than abdominal pain. I recommend you discuss with your physician the radiology report generated by the radiologist. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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What can I do for 2x1 CM kidney stone?

Probable PNL: 2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy. This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive). ...Read more

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Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Nonobstructing kidney stone measuring 0.7 cm. Is that too big to pass or will I need surgery?

Lithotripsy: The stone may be too big pass on its own. Discuss with your doctor if you may be a candidate for lithotripsy. The procedure uses sound waves to break up the stone so that the fragments may pass in the urine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a 1 CM kidney stone?

Is it safe to fly with a 1 CM kidney stone?

Kidney stone: Yes, as long as you are not the pilot.
A 1cm stone, if mobile, can cause colic and obstruction if it gets in the beginning portion of the ureter. Statistically very unlikely to successfully pass such a large stone into the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

Urology consult: This is a decent size kidney stone. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

Fluids: 24 hour urine collection for a snap shot of what goes on inside the kidney and then therapy can be tailored.
Untill then drink enough water to make about 2.5 liters of urine or untill urine is white in color. ...Read more

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I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

Here are some. ..: Fatty liver is just incidental finding while doing US for hematuria & abdominal pain leading to show urinary stone. In fact, both fatty live and kidney stone are not related. In practice, see urologist for urinary stone, hematuria, etc. And gastroenterologist for fatty liver. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do if I have a 0.7 CM kidney stone? An operation or lithotripsy?

What is the best thing to do if I have a 0.7 CM kidney stone? An operation or lithotripsy?

ESWL: Depends-if your stone is radiolucent (eg uric acid/cysteine) you could manage it medically and dissolve it. If radio-opaque/calcium in composition, while unlikely to "pass" intact, would be best managed with eswl as a minimally-invasive mono-therapy. (pcnl would be too invasive, except with significant anatomic variation (eg calyceal diverticulum/infundibular stenosis). Possible ureterorenoscopy? ...Read more

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Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite. What diet restrictions would help?

Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite. What diet restrictions would help?

Calcium stones: You have a mix of calcium containing stones. If you have no other medical disease, increase your water intake to 2L per day. 24Hour urine metabolic test needed in 6-8 weeks post stone. Decreasing the daily salt intake is the single best step and not calcium. Further changes in diet need the results of the test to determine if you need medications, dietary changes or both ...Read more

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Is the measurement of the right kidney 8.3x3.6 CM while the left kidney 8.9x5.5 CM normal of an adult age 58 years old who has history of kidney stone?

Is the measurement of the right kidney 8.3x3.6 CM while the left kidney 8.9x5.5 CM normal of an adult age 58 years old who has history of kidney stone?

It is normal: For the right kidney to be a little smaller than the left. Your left kidney is within the lower end of normal range for size, and your right is smaller, at the borderline of the lower end. Speak with your doctor about whether the mild size discrepancy and borderline small size of the right kidney have any relevance in your clinical situation. ...Read more

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I have 2 kidney stone on is 2.6 cm and other on is 4mm my doctor told me u have to do operation or ur kidney will get damage plz help...?

I have 2 kidney stone on is 2.6 cm and other on is 4mm my doctor told me u have to do operation or ur kidney will get damage plz help...?

Location location: This depends on the location of the stones. Remember this is your body you got to make a choice and you could also choose to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could this be a Kidney stone RBC-17/HPF, RBC-5/HPF, Leuk Est-Moderate. Also a 1.2 cm cyst was found in my kidney on a ct scan,?

Could this be a Kidney stone RBC-17/HPF, RBC-5/HPF, Leuk Est-Moderate. Also a 1.2 cm cyst was found in my kidney on a ct scan,?

Could be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it could be from kidney stone but also could be due to other reasons and you should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he knows more about your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

Probably not..., but: The described 0.7-cm size is large than what professionally advised to wait and see. Generally speaking, some 85 % of stones of <0.4 cm would pass through ureter in 2 wks; but it doesn't mean the <0.4-cm ones would always pass and the >0.4-cm ones would never pass. Yet, if stone-related pain is tolerable and the dilation of ureter. Kidney is not severe, few >0.4 cm stones may pass in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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Can I tell if kidney stone has transited from ureter to bladder by change in symptoms? CT scan shows a 4mm stone 1.5 CM from bladder.

Can I tell if kidney stone has transited from ureter to bladder by change in symptoms? CT scan shows a 4mm stone 1.5 CM from bladder.

See answer: The only true accurate means of determining whether a ureteral calculus has passed is to retrieve it by straining your urine. The chance of spontaneous passage of a 4mm stone ~50-60%. Onset of symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, burning, voiding small volumes usually indicates the stone is at the UVJ (ureter meets bladder). The absence or disappearance of pain does not guarantee stone passage. ...Read more

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I went to ER with pain that resembled kidney stone. It's a large ovarian cyst (15.4 CM x 12.6 x 17.0). I have pcos, is this normal?

I went to ER with pain that resembled kidney stone. It's a large ovarian cyst (15.4 CM x 12.6 x 17.0). I have pcos, is this normal?

Cyst size abnormal: Gynecologist will likely advise laparoscopic unroofing, ; thereby draining the cyst. It's quite minimally invasive, specially in hands of an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

Pain in the kidney area two weeks after stent removal for kidney stone. What should I do?

Ulrology consult: It is probably best for you to consult your urologist. Pain may be from spasm of the ureter, infection, or recurrent of stones (the ones not removed/already in the kidney). Your urologist would be best to address your concern. ...Read more

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I was told I had a 3mm kidney stone in the top of my left ureter two days ago and that I should be able to pass it without a lot of problems. I have?

I was told I had a 3mm kidney stone in the top of my left ureter two days ago and that I should be able to pass it without a lot of problems. I have?

Kidney stone: Drink plenty of liquids and strain all your urine through something like a handkerchief. The stone will look very tiny. If you retrieve it, it will be analyzed by the laboratory to see what kind of stone it is. If you don't retrieve a stone and have no symptoms, you may have passed it or it may still be present. Notify your urologist who may send you for another imaging test. ...Read more

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12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

No.: Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed. If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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Hi doc, my wife is suffering from kidney stone, two days before we had a check up, she was given medicines, but now she is not able to digest any thin, sh?

Hi doc, my wife is suffering from kidney stone, two days before we had a check up, she was given medicines, but now she is not able to digest any thin, sh?

Here are some. ..: Have the treating Doc check her out now or asap if her GI-related Sx is stone-related or drugs or both together or some other reasons so to decide if she needs intervention for the currently offending stone now. If so, work together with Doc to decide when & how to intervene. Such steps of practice are very reasonable and acceptable, and so, don't miss the reasonable timing for actions. Best wish ...Read more

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Is it passible to form a kidney stone in a few days I found out I had a 6mm stone two tuesdays ago and last tuesday I had a procedure done to get it removed and after the procedure the doctor said it wasn t in there any more and that I must have passed it

Not unusual: Tell us more... Did you have pain or blood in the urine? How was the diagnosis and the finding of a 6 mm stone made.
It was a small stone. With hydration and time, small stones pass in the urine easily without the patient noticing. The issue now is to know why did this stone form? What type of stone? Keep youself hydrated and follow the advice of your medical team. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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I had my first kidney stone with colic. I'm two pills away from being done with the keflex. Is it normal to just now feel a UTI coming on?

I had my first kidney stone with colic. I'm two pills away from being done with the keflex. Is it normal to just now feel a UTI coming on?

Yes: Keflex is typically used from gram positive bacteria, mostly staph. The #1 source of a UTI is e. Coli. The other causes would be proteus. Keflex does very little against gram negative bacteria. Therefore, it is possible to have a UTI coming on.

See your physician and have a urinanalysis done with a culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d

I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d

Kidney stone??: If you truly had a kidney stone it is supposed to be one of the worst back pains there is and it is usually treated in the ER by putting an IV live in you and pushing in fluids until you pee it out. They try to capture the "sand" analyze it and modify your diet, hoping that you won't make another. If you have one that didn't pass there are techniques to break it up from outside and then there is s ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more