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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
5M people helped
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Any medicine to break the kidney stone of 8mm size?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
7 years in practice
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Can kidney stone of 8mm size cause rise in bp.

Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
7 years in practice
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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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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
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What to do if I have kidney stone size 9mm. I need suggestion.?

Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
781K people helped
What to do if I have kidney stone size 9mm. I need suggestion.?

9mm stone : Tamsulosin with lots of Water might help. If doesn't get out you should see urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
18 years in practice
633K people helped
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How do doctors determine the size of a kidney stone?

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
18 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
42 years in practice
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Which size kidney stone can be passed without surgery?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
42 years in practice
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Which size kidney stone can be passed without surgery?

Smaller is better: In one large study the passage rate was 78% for stones measuring 1 to 4 mm, 60% for those 5 to7 mm, and 39% for those 8 mm or larger. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Marged
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Dr. Barry Marged
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
48 years in practice
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I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery ?

Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
48 years in practice
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I have kidney stone in my  ureter  size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery ?

Depends: Generally a stone this size has about 60% of passing spontaneously.If not passed in 4 weeks,it will probably not pass.If it has been 4 weeks, have it removed endoscopically. Best wishes for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Moderate: Basically anything that can get down the ureter into the bladder, can easily pass through the penis tubes (urethra). If your stones are in the kidney, they may be in the pelvis of the kidney and can be quite large. A piece of this could break off and cause the famous, painfull kidney stone passage through the ureters. You should be evaluated by a urologist for kidney stones before this happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
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I have got 4mm sized kidney stone in uv Junction in left kidney ... Is this stone passable?

Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
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I have got 4mm sized kidney stone in uv Junction in left kidney ... Is this stone passable?

Likely: stones this size spontaneously pass about 80% of the time ...Read more

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