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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Board Certified, Urology
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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?

Dr. Gregory Lewis
Board Certified, Urology
39 years in practice
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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?

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. Mark Pack
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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. Mark Pack
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Dr. Richard Sarle
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
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How much will it hurt to pass a 3mm kidney stone? How long is the pain going to last?

Dr. Richard Sarle
Board Certified, Urology
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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
Board Certified, General Practice
35 years in practice
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How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

Dr. Phillip Porch
Board Certified, General Practice
35 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Phillip Porch
Board Certified, General Practice
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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How long can a kidney stone remain non obstructive?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Pathology
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How long does it take to form a kidney stone ?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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How long to pass kidney stone before pain gone?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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How long to pass kidney stone before pain gone?

Passing stone causes: Passing stone caises pain.

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Dr. Michael Perez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Not long ago diagnosed with kidney stone need help?

Dr. Michael Perez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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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