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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

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Dr. James Lin
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Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain.
Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely.

In brief: Here are some ...

Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain.
Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely.
Dr. James Lin
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If you are asking if a 6mm stone will pass by having the patient hydrating herself with water the answer is yes, 60% of the time for a 6mm stone.

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If you are asking if a 6mm stone will pass by having the patient hydrating herself with water the answer is yes, 60% of the time for a 6mm stone.
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Dr. James Lin
The stated odd to pass a stone is just a reference based on past experience, not black and white. Largely, patient's willingness to cope plays a big role in deciding when to intervene. Occasionally, a stone of 8-10 mm may still pass in 2-4 months, not common.
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