2 doctors weighed in:

12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

2 doctors weighed in
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed.
If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous therapy may be needed.

In brief: No.

Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed.
If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous therapy may be needed.
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors