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Husband has mid ureteric stone and moderate hydronephrosis. Is it bad? Does that mean kidney removal? Left kidney functioning normal.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No need to remove

Kidney. The stone will either pass or it will not.
This largely depends on size. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. Larger stones may need help from a urologist.

In brief: No need to remove

Kidney. The stone will either pass or it will not.
This largely depends on size. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. Larger stones may need help from a urologist.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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In brief: NO if treated

Obstruction is not removed will cause kidney damage , no you don't have to remove kidney , as you already had ureteroscopy your doctor might have placed a stent in the ureter to bypass obstruction , when stent isremoved in couple of weeks , you will pass the stone , speak to your doctor.

In brief: NO if treated

Obstruction is not removed will cause kidney damage , no you don't have to remove kidney , as you already had ureteroscopy your doctor might have placed a stent in the ureter to bypass obstruction , when stent isremoved in couple of weeks , you will pass the stone , speak to your doctor.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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In brief: No Kidney Removal

A stone that causes such a blockage that you describe may need to be dealt with by lithotripsy (sound waves breaking it into tiny pieces) or the stone may need to be removed in a limited surgical procedure called a ureteroscopy.
The urologist would look into the site and find a way to extract it. Many stones can be managed with hydration and meds though.

In brief: No Kidney Removal

A stone that causes such a blockage that you describe may need to be dealt with by lithotripsy (sound waves breaking it into tiny pieces) or the stone may need to be removed in a limited surgical procedure called a ureteroscopy.
The urologist would look into the site and find a way to extract it. Many stones can be managed with hydration and meds though.
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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Dr. Zafar Khan
Urology

In brief: Do not ignore

Although you have not given the size of the stone, but hydronephrosis indicates partial blockage to passage of urine.
The stone can be silent and give no pain but destroy the kidney. See the urologist and follow the recommendations. Zk.

In brief: Do not ignore

Although you have not given the size of the stone, but hydronephrosis indicates partial blockage to passage of urine.
The stone can be silent and give no pain but destroy the kidney. See the urologist and follow the recommendations. Zk.
Dr. Zafar Khan
Dr. Zafar Khan
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