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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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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 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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10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

Normal?: What is normal size stone?
Normal is not to have kidney stone.
9-10 mm stone is called large since we do not expect that stones in this range can pass spontaneously and needs interventions such as lithotripsy.
Please talk to a urologist. ...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

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Which size kidney stone can be passed without surgery?

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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Is there a specific classification of "disease" for a person that has chronic kidney stones? (i develop an average of 30+ yearly sizes 2mm to 10mm.)

Is there a specific classification of "disease" for a person that has chronic kidney stones? (i develop an average of 30+ yearly sizes 2mm to 10mm.)

Kidney stones: Those who form stones could have a metabolic disorder allowing the to form. A full workup with either a urologist or a nephrologist could determine if there is underlying disease as the cause. ...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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What size does a kidney stone have to be to cause pain?

Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have kidney stone size 9mm. I need suggestion.?

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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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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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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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 kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery?

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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I am suffering with kidney stones...Stone sizes are 3mm and 4mm. Some times am getting seviour pain...Please tell me the solution?

I am suffering with kidney stones...Stone sizes are 3mm and 4mm. Some times am getting seviour pain...Please tell me the solution?

Lithotripsy: Renal stones can be pulverized with sound waves so that the small fragments can pass out with urine. You will need to consult your doctor for evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones with size of 5mm cause decreased urine output? I was diagnosed yesterday and today I think that my urine output is decreased.

No: Unless kidney stones are stuck in the ureter, the tube leading from kidney to bladder, it will not result in decrease in urine output, unless both kidneys are simultaneously blocked which is improbably. If stones get stuck it isvery painful. ...Read more

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Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

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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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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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more