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12mm kidney stone?

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Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Big one

It will require intervention to excise.
Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.

In brief: Big one

It will require intervention to excise.
Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.
Dr. Peter Sadow
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Lithotripsy may break up the stone so that the smaller fragments can pass through the urine.
Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Stone > 1cm

Options largely depends on the location of the stone.
A non-obstructing stone in a renal calyx can be treated with shockwaves most of the time. A stone that large in the ureter will likely involve a ureteroscopy.

In brief: Stone > 1cm

Options largely depends on the location of the stone.
A non-obstructing stone in a renal calyx can be treated with shockwaves most of the time. A stone that large in the ureter will likely involve a ureteroscopy.
Dr. James Krick
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