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Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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In brief: Depends on size

If they are small and do not obstruct the flow of urine, most people have no problems.
They can block the flow of urine, which is an emergency and can result in permanent kidney damage if not treated. Some stones get larger and larger and can be difficult to remove. Please see your primary care provider and get a consult with an urologist.

In brief: Depends on size

If they are small and do not obstruct the flow of urine, most people have no problems.
They can block the flow of urine, which is an emergency and can result in permanent kidney damage if not treated. Some stones get larger and larger and can be difficult to remove. Please see your primary care provider and get a consult with an urologist.
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