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How can I avoid a kidney stone removal?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ureteral stone

The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain.
The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient.

In brief: Ureteral stone

The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain.
The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: By passing the stone

If the stone is 5 mm, you might have a 50 percent chance of passing it spontaneously, with the percentage chance higher or lower depending on stone size.
Prevention is the best way to avoid this! more fluids, less sodium and animal protein are good ways to reduce risk, with other possible methods depending on your situation.

In brief: By passing the stone

If the stone is 5 mm, you might have a 50 percent chance of passing it spontaneously, with the percentage chance higher or lower depending on stone size.
Prevention is the best way to avoid this! more fluids, less sodium and animal protein are good ways to reduce risk, with other possible methods depending on your situation.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are ...

If you're asymptomatic, have no UTI, and have no undue anatomical change to kidney from offending stone, you can be watched and followed under a full patient-doctor collaboration.
If dropped into ureter, a timely active care is required. For detail, ask Doc.

In brief: Here are ...

If you're asymptomatic, have no UTI, and have no undue anatomical change to kidney from offending stone, you can be watched and followed under a full patient-doctor collaboration.
If dropped into ureter, a timely active care is required. For detail, ask Doc.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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