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Dr. Gregory Lewis
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I have to have a kidney stone removed by percutaneous and am really scared what can I expect during the procedure and how long should I be in hospit?

I have to have a kidney stone removed by percutaneous and am really scared what can I expect   during the procedure and how long should I be in hospit?

See Answer: Usual length of stay 1-2 days. May or may not have a nephrostomy tube placed. Discomfort/pain usually mild and controlled with oral pain meds. Potential risks include bleeding, infection, urine leakage, need for additional procedures. All your questions specific to your problem and planned procedure should be answered by your urologist before the procedure. This is what informed consent is for. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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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


Dr. Yash Khanna
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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?

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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Dr. Richard Sarle
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How much will it hurt to pass a 3mm kidney stone? How long is the pain going to last?

How much will it hurt to pass a 3mm kidney stone? How long is the pain going to last?

Stone pain: Even small stone can cause tremendous pain....3mm stone has 70-80% chance of passing without doctor intervention...But still painful.. ...Read more

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Dr. Phillip Porch
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How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

Most in 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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Dr. Phillip Porch
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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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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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How long can a kidney stone remain non obstructive?

How long can a kidney stone remain non obstructive?

Indefinitely: A kidney stone can remain nonobstructive indefinitely. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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How long does it take to form a kidney stone ?

How long does it take to form a kidney stone ?

Depends: There are many different types of kidney stone and each type has a different history. It usually months to years for stone to be large enough to be visible or symptomatic. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Michael Perez
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Not long ago diagnosed with kidney stone need help?

Not long ago diagnosed with kidney stone need help?

Drink plenty fluids: if the stone is sitting there and was found by accident, the most you can do for yourself is to drink a lot of fluids per day, at least 2 liters. if you passed a stone, you should retrieve the stone and take it in to your doctor so they can do a stone analysis. that will guide specific therapy if it is available, and it is good practice to drink a lot of fluids to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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