Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?

Lithotripsy limited. To breaking up the stone and it must still pass. The stone can grow and get worse if that is all that is done. Removal has less overall risk, despite stents...

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I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

Get an X-rays . If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out. Read more...