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Can a 4mm kidney stone pass on it's own? Or will it need to be broken up?

Can a 4mm kidney stone pass on it's own? Or will it need to be broken up?

Could pass: A stone of the size you described could pass in urine. You need to follow your doctor's advice about follow up visits and tests. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://uihc. Org/health-library/kidney-stones
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.
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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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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?

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

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Can I have eswl done on a 4mm kidney stone? I do not want to pass it myself. Can I request to have eswl?

Can I have eswl done on a 4mm kidney stone? I do not want to pass it myself. Can I request to have eswl?

Yes, possible, but..: If the 4-mm stone is indeed inside kidney, before proceeding with rx, one would need to review prior hx of stone passage if being a recurrent stone former so to decide if it's worthwhile to intervene, since some 75-85% of that size would travel through ureter in 2 wks. The focus of care is how to minimize suffering and cost. Eswl can be done, but necessary? ...Read more

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I have a 3-4mm kidney stone that showed up on ct, would I feel it if it passes?

I have a 3-4mm kidney stone that showed up on ct, would I feel it if it passes?

Usually: Passing kidney stones is usually painful. However, in patients who have passed a lot of previous stones, the chances of passing may become easier and with less pain. Although there may be less pain, one would usually still know they are passing the stone. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Yes but not easily: Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. Lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...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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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

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Does it hurt to pass a kidney stone?

Does it hurt to pass a kidney stone?

Yes: Common symptoms - excruciating pain when passing a stone. Usually urine has blood in it. Rarely stone passes without any pain if they are very small ...Read more

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How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

Never: Unless corrected the metabolic system constantly produce them. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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What happens after my kidney stone passes?

What happens after my kidney stone passes?

You feel better: There will probably be some residual soreness. Any blood in the urine will gradually clear and you will feel better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass an 8mm kidney stone?

Yes: It is possible to pass a stone of this size, however, the likelihood of passing a stone decreases as the stone size increases. ...Read more

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Does 6mm kidney stone have a chance to pass?

Yes: A 5-7 mm stone has a 60% chance of passing. Drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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How painful is it to pass a 1mm kidney stone?

How painful is it to pass a 1mm kidney stone?

Almost none, but...: A 1-mm stone is most likely still attached to the papilla of a calyx and its odd to detach and drop into ureter is very low. If happening, a 1-mm stone should have an almost 100% of chance to pass with no discernible pain. In reality, I would not spend much time to mull over it because it shades too little clinical significance to worry about it. Best wishes... ...Read more

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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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What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

Yes but see a doctor: If the stone is small, typically less than 5mm, it can be passed. It is better however that you talk to your doctor to find out if it needs to be removed or can pass on its own. ...Read more

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How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

Drink lots of water: Urologist may prescribe tamsulosin (flomax) to help ureter dilate and facilitate passage of stone. Some stones are larger than 5 - 6 mm in diameter or have little spikes & get stuck. You may then need a urologist to perform laser lithotropsy or lithoclast lithotripsy to break up stone endoscopically. Larger kiney stones may require shock wave treatment to break up or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. ...Read more

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Can you pass a kidney stone without knowing it?

Can you pass a kidney stone without knowing it?

Yes u can.: Pain from kidney stones usually occurs as the stone passes through the narrow ureter (tube between kidney and bladder). Once it drops into the bladder there is not much pain. Because the urethra (tube from the bladder to the outside) is larger than the ureters the stone is usually passed easily and without much notice. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to make a kidney stone pass?

Can there be anyway to make a kidney stone pass?

Depends upon size: Drink lots of water and take Flomax (tamsulosin) to help dilate the ureter. See a urologist if pain is severe, may require a ureteral stent, urologic intervention or shockwave lithotripsy. ...Read more

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Most effective approaches to pass a kidney stone?

Most effective approaches to pass a kidney stone?

Water: Water, and water intake can certainly help! There are medications like tamsulosin and Nifedipine than can accelerate the process. See you doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do with a kidney stone after I pass it?

Kidney stone.: A person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity, family or personal Hx of kidney stones asks: what do I do with stone? 1. If you already know what kind u have pitch it unless it is big & pretty u can save to show friends/reIatives or make ring 4 friend. 2. If u do not know kind u have put in dry pill container and take to Dr. And ask. 3. If referred to stone Dr do not throw away till they say so. ...Read more

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What does a kidney stone look like when it passes?

What does a kidney stone look like when it passes?

Depends: Kidney stones have various composition. The color of the stone, which is quite small and irregular in shape, can be brownish, yellowish and rarely white. Some have integrated blood and are reddish. Always a good idea to collect the stone and give it to your doctor for analysis to help with prevention of another. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

Water Water: Significant fluid intake and the use of the medication Flomax (tamsulosin) will help pass stones as well as remaining active. ...Read more

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Can I pass a 4 mm kidney stone without a procedure?

Can I pass a 4 mm kidney stone without a procedure?

Yes: If you have no fevers, you can try for a week. Take Flomax (tamsulosin) to improve your chances. ...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