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5 Mm Kidney Stone
No: This is too large to pass. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. A 7.5 mm stone should be referred to a urologist for treatment options. ...Read more
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
I have a 5 mm kidney stone lodged in my urterer, and it has been there for over 4 months. Can my kidney have damage?
Kidney stone: Yes, chronic urinary tract obstruction from an impacted kidney stone can cause kidney damage. Please drink plenty of fluids, strain all urine, and see your physician for a urology referral if not already done to prevent future problems like infection, more stones, hypertension, and kidney failure. Hopefully, it is only a partial obstruction, which isn't as serious, but still worrisome. ...Read more
I was diagnosed today with a 7.5 mm kidney stone. I have not been able to pass even a 4mm stone in the past is this more than likely gonna get stuck?
Kid stone 7.5 mm: M unknown age: I was diagnosed today with a 7.5 mm kidney stone. I have not been able to pass even a 4mm stone in the past is this more than likely gonna get stuck? ANS: Time will tell. Keep us posted. ...Read more
I was told that I may have a 6.5 mm kidney stone in a kidney pole. What is that? Also Dr. Recommended I see a Urologist. I'm not in pain, why go?
5.5 mm kidney stone just removed thru medicine. Is it harmful to take protein powder for gym purpose after that. Will it create stone again?
Need to drink water: If it is the first time you had the kidney stone usually there is no need for further testing. Taking protein supplements may cause stones but more important is to drink plenty of water. Urine should look clear. Also need to lower salt intake. Check with your doctor for specific dietary restrictions. ...Read more
5 mm. Kidney stone that has been sitting at the top of the ureter for 9 days. Urologist recommends Lithotripsy. Reasonable or useless to tough it out?
Should pass without: Need for intervention. Also depends upon symptoms. You have had multiple stones in past & presumably passed most or all. Worth active intervention to remove ureteroscopically or have stent placed if UR in pain. This is very small stone & certainly too small for extra-corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Hope you have had metabolic work-up for stones! ...Read more
My CT scan shows oval shaped 10.9 mm vs 4.5 mm kidney stone in the upper ureter, with a good orientation. What chances of passing?
Unlikely: 11mm stone is very unlikely to pass on its own. Hopefully you are under the care of a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have 4.5 mm kidney stone at the ureterovesical junction, and have bubbly urine in mornings. Why? (renal profiling normal, no protein in urine)
Check 24h urine prot: "bubbly urine" usually indicates protein in the urine but not always. Sometimes just the force of the urinary stream can create "bubbles" in the toilet bowl. But your concern about protein in your urine is valid. I suggest you ask yourdoctor to order a 24-hour urine for protein since it is the most accurate way to detect protein in the urine. ...Read more
Are 3 by 5 mm kidney stones painful when they are on the way to come out and how long does it take for it to start coming from the kidney?
See below: Yes, they can be very painful. As size increases, it is less likely to pass on its own. A good rule of thumb is that a 5 mm stone will pass 50% of the time. This decreases to 10% at 9 mm. ...Read more
Stone: ESWL is the best therapy optionGet a more detailed answer ›
Lithotripsy: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is generally the recommended treatment for stones of this size located in the kidney. This is an outpatient treatment when you lay on the table and the machine breaks the stone up my sending shockwaves through your skin and your body. On the shockwaves at the stone the stone fragments and to multiple tiny pieces. These pieces and then passed out in your urine ...Read more
Have a kidney stone. I feel like I have to pee every five seconds. What can I do to help me stop feeling like that? Hoping it passed by itself.
Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try and find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...Read more
Yes, definitely: Stones enlarge because of high concentrations of different "salts" in your urine. You need adequate fluid intake to generate 2+ l of urine/day, and avoid foods that increase your excretion of those salts. Decrease protein to decrease urinary uric acid excretion. Decrease na+ intake to decrease ca++excretion. Don't restrict ca++ intake too severely, though; that may increase urinary ca++ excretion. ...Read more
That sounds quite: Large. If it is in the upper tract ie the kidney I would think it is too large to pass. ...Read more
ESWL, fluids, etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more
But is also possible that it won't pass.
Study in ajr 2002:
the spontaneous passage rate for stones 1 mm in diameter was 87%; for stones 2-4 mm, 76%; for stones 5-7 mm, 60%; for stones 7-9 mm, 48%; and for stones larger than 9 mm, 25%. ...Read more
1.1cm: Is a relatively large stone, and may lead to problems in the future, even though now it is non-obstructing. Discuss the risks/benefits with your Urologist in an informed decision making conversation/visit and decide the best option for your specific case. Good luck. ...Read more
Usually: 3mm stones will typically pass, but usually are symptomatic. It may only be burning or irritation along your urethra. I do know patients who have passed 5mm stones and said they never noticed. ...Read more
Depend...: For sure, the size of 8.1 mm stone makes spontaneous passage almost impossible so I recommend it removed timely as needed. The timing and necessity of stone removal can be reasonably decided between you and urologist. Clinically, it poses no immediate danger as long as it does not move. Detail? Ask urologist timely. Best wish... ...Read more
Not so great...: Chance of stone passage decreases with increasing stone size. In one report I found of 172 patients with ureteral stones, the likelihood of spontaneous stone passage was 87 percent for 1 mm stones, 76 percent of 2 to 4 mm stones, 60 percent for 5 to 7 mm stones, 48 percent for 7 to 9 mm stones, and 25 percent of stones ≥9 mm. ...Read more
How to remove kidney stone by naturally. I have two small stone in my kidney rt 4 mm and lt 6 mm?
Kidney stones: There is no natural way to do this. See a urologist for help. ...Read more
I have a 7 mm kidney stone will it pass on its on or will it get stuck? I'm due to fly in aweek scared with the stone!
Is it still a kidney stone of has it passed into the ureter and is now a ureteral stone? If it is just sitting in the kidney it will probably stay there for some indeterminate time, maybe, "forever". If in the ureter, it can cause pain and blood in the urine as it makes it way down. The chances of stone passage for stones 5-7 mm, 60%; for stones 7-9 mm, 48%.
Good luck. ...Read more
What will be the symptoms when my kidney stone travels from the UVJ into the bladder? Currently pain free. Stone 4.5 mm x 11 mm at UVJ.
Variable: Stones near the bladder can cause urinary frequency and urgency. As they travel down the ureter, pain is the most common symptom. This is a fairly large stone at the most narrow part of the ureter and has a low chance of passing into the bladder on it's own. You should see a Urologist. ...Read more
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