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Can you die from kidney stones?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: From renal failure
Obstructing kidney tones on both sides or one side if there is a single functioning kidney can lead to renal failure, and if untreated to death.
Enlarging metabolic or infectious staghorn stones occupying all drainage space within kidney will gradually destroy the organ and untreated lead to kidney failure and death. Hence large or enlarging kidney stones should be removed and then prevented.

In brief: From renal failure
Obstructing kidney tones on both sides or one side if there is a single functioning kidney can lead to renal failure, and if untreated to death.
Enlarging metabolic or infectious staghorn stones occupying all drainage space within kidney will gradually destroy the organ and untreated lead to kidney failure and death. Hence large or enlarging kidney stones should be removed and then prevented.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: ?from what
Medically speaking possible causes of death are kidney failure, sepsis, hemorrhage if neglected;.

In brief: ?from what
Medically speaking possible causes of death are kidney failure, sepsis, hemorrhage if neglected;.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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