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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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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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I have a kidney stone and i don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?

I have a kidney stone and i don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?

Depends upon: Size of stone, location, presence or absence of blockage & degree of pain. Best to discuss your individual case with your urologist. ...Read more

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I have a 7mm kidney stone will it require surgery or can it pass? Is it also possible to have one in each kidney? Have pain now on both sides.

I have a 7mm kidney stone will it require surgery or can it pass? Is it also possible to have one in each kidney? Have pain now on both sides.

7mm require interven: 7mm will require some kind of intervention or surgery laser beam can be used to fragmant the stone lithotripsy may be another means fragmentation with uretroscope percutaneous nephrolithotomy yes you can have stone in each kidney rarely at same time. ...Read more

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Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Yes: The stone may have moved into a location that it is not causing any obstruction at the current time. You are fortunate to be able to treat it when you are feeling well. ...Read more

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I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time,However I can not pass it,It's been over a year.Do I need surgery?

I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time,However I can not pass it,It's been over a year.Do I need surgery?

Yes, if it does not: pass on its own. It will likely cause further problems within your lifetime. Consult with a urologist because most small stones can be retrieved via ureteroscopy, without an open operation. ...Read more

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When will fragments pass from a kidney stone after lithotripsy surgery?

When will fragments pass from a kidney stone after lithotripsy surgery?

Varies: Stone fragments may begin passing immediately. In some cases, depending on the location of the stone within the kidney, the fragments may pass up to several months after the treatment. ...Read more

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My fiancee got a kidney stone of 6mm in size according to the ultrasound, is it possible to pass it without surgery?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. A 6mm stone, less likely usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and the urologist said its 4x10 mm long-ways in the ureter. She has scheduled surgery, but is it possible for it to pass?

I have a kidney stone and the urologist said its 4x10 mm long-ways in the ureter. She has scheduled surgery, but is it possible for it to pass?

Big Stone 10mm: It seems to be a big stone, 10mm stones do not pass on their own.4mm stone has 80% chance of passing and 5mm 20%. 10 mm stone can not pass by itself and has to be removed surgically follow your doctors advice. ...Read more

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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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