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What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Pass or obstruct.

A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis.
Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options.

In brief: Pass or obstruct.

A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis.
Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are some ...

If luckily with no superimposed infection above the stone, which usually happens to someone with diabetes and recurrent UTI, the stone may grow in size and cause back-up pressure to damage the kidney with a wide variable pace.
So, ask and discuss with Doc so to decide when and how to take care of the offending stone.

In brief: Here are some ...

If luckily with no superimposed infection above the stone, which usually happens to someone with diabetes and recurrent UTI, the stone may grow in size and cause back-up pressure to damage the kidney with a wide variable pace.
So, ask and discuss with Doc so to decide when and how to take care of the offending stone.
Dr. James Lin
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