Related Questions

Is there a way to help pass kidney stones, without lithotripsy or surgery?

See a Urologist. If the stones are small (usually 5 mm or less) they may pass on their own. Larger stones usually can't pass on their own and need lithotripsy or surgery to break them up. Consult a urologist for the proper treatments. Read more...

Scientists have discovered any other alternatives to get rid of kidney stones other than surgery or lithotripsy?

Yes, if Uric Acid. 5-10% of kidney stones are made of uric acid crystals, which can be "redissolved" back into the urine. A dual energy renal stone protocol ct can determine if kidney stones are made of uric acid. See a urologist for see if this is an option for you. Read more...

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not. Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. Read more...