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What is the actual size of kidney stones?

What is the actual size of kidney stones?

It varies: Stones can be anywhere from a millimeter (1/25 of an inch) up to a staghorn stone that fills the kidney an could measure 8-9 centimeters in size (several inches across). ...Read more

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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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Can you reduce the size of kidney stones before they break loose?

Can you reduce the size of kidney stones before they break loose?

No: The answer to stones is to know what sort it is. Commonest stone is calcium oxalate and it can be prevented by taking magnesium. Once the stone has formed it can only be either passed or removed surgically. ...Read more

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I have stage three kidney disease. Have been passing small black masses the size of kidney stones but cannot be analyzed. Dr. Has no clue. Any ideas?

I have stage three kidney disease. Have been passing small black masses the size of kidney stones but cannot be analyzed. Dr. Has no clue. Any ideas?

Collect them: The small black masses could be clots, fungal balls, tumors, tissue from the urinary system. I suspect that stone analysis did not look at these other possibliities. Suggest submitting them to pathology for evaluation with a history and specific question. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone of 8mm size cause rise in bp.

Can kidney stone of 8mm size cause rise in bp.

Yes If obstructing : If its an obstructing renal stone causing hydronephrosis, urinary collecting system dilatation, you are most likely also have associated symptoms of flank pain possibly radiating to the groin, +/- fever and blood tinged urine.The stone and the pain associated with it can cause your pressure to rise. BP will fall back to baseline when the stone passes and the pain resolves.No if it's not obstructing. ...Read more

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Any medicine to break the kidney stone of 8mm size?

Any medicine to break the kidney stone of 8mm size?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Have got kidney stone measuring 0.5mm. Is it big size as the pain keeps coming and going on my side. is the size big to worry of?

Have got kidney stone measuring 0.5mm. Is it big size as the pain keeps coming and going on my side. is the size big to worry of?

Small ones are more: likely to induce pain. Why? Because stone surfaces are composed of crystals with sharp surgaces plus ureters are typcally both very sensitive to irritation & constrict in response to pain, thus visious cycle. Big stones in renal pelvis do not readily enter ureters. Small stones more easily pass into ureters. Always catch stone to identify which of 4 types with goal to help prevent recurrances. ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine the size of a kidney stone?

How do doctors determine the size of a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: can be seen and measured on a plain abdominal x-ray, kidney ultrasound, or abdominal CT scan. The most accurate measurements come from CT scan. When a kidney stone is small, it can be passed naturally (although usually painfully). When the stone is large, it may need to be broken up with ultrasound (lithotripsy) or retrieved by a urologist through the urethra. ...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


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