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Is it possible to pass a six mm kidney stone?

Is it possible to pass a six mm kidney stone?

Yes: 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

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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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Jade six mm kidney stone diagnosed last summer i did not have the recommended surgery can this be dangerous to my health?

Jade six mm kidney stone diagnosed last summer i did not have the recommended surgery can this be dangerous to my health?

Kidney stone: It depends on where the stone is. A 6mm stone can sometimes be passed with plenty of hydration. If it is obstructing the pathway urine takes to the bladder, it may cause pain, irritation or even infection. However some stones form and are never symptomatic and then you just need to watch them. ...Read more

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I have a 6 mm kidney stone that hasn't moved since Ive had 3 before. Today I've had a minor attack sharp pains& am abnormally bloated. Has my stone mo?

I have a 6 mm kidney stone that hasn't moved since Ive had 3 before. Today I've had a minor attack sharp pains& am abnormally bloated. Has my stone mo?

Here are some ...: Lacking further information, one should not assume what you may have although symptomatic stone movement may be the culprit for your Sx. To solve the concern, seek pro-evaluation (Hx + physicals + tests as needed) and counseling soon so to define what you got and how to handle it. Online guessing may further unnecessary anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location. Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chance of pasing spontaneously. Medication might help. Otherwise, lithotripsy might be necessary. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Future: A 6mm stone is unlikely to pass on own, so many people opt for lithotripsy to break it up before you have a problem. Also a good idea to establish a relationship with a urologist if problems arise in the future ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder. ...Read more

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How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

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

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Can a 7.5 mm kidney stone be passed?

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

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Kidney stone in lower pole of 10.5 mm?

Kidney stone in lower pole of 10.5 mm?

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

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


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