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Can You Pass A 4mm Kidney Stone
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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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Painfully: The tubes the stone has to pass through will stretch somewhat. ...Read more
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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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