3 doctors weighed in:
With a kidney stone to large to pass..They are placing a stint in and making my mom wait 3 weeks before they go into lazer it..Why the 3 week wait?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hope
The stent may allow the stone to pass.

In brief: Hope
The stent may allow the stone to pass.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
Thank
Dr. James Krick
Urology
In brief: Stent
3 weeks does seem a bit long for interventiom. Typically maximum ureteral dilation from stent occurs within about 7-10 days.
If ureteroscopic intervention and laser lithotripsy is planned, this certainly could be performed earlier in most cases.

In brief: Stent
3 weeks does seem a bit long for interventiom. Typically maximum ureteral dilation from stent occurs within about 7-10 days.
If ureteroscopic intervention and laser lithotripsy is planned, this certainly could be performed earlier in most cases.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors