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How long does it take to pass a stone?What other techniques can be used to pass a stone besides drinking plenty of water and fluids?
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
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In brief: Meds....
Stone passage is variable, and sometimes you cannot pass them without intervention, which can include several options, including a "shockwave bath" to break it into smaller pieces.
..In addition to time, water and pain control, sometimes a medication that is call Flomax (tamsulosin) can help. Contact your physician again, and you may need a urologist for additional options. Good luck!

In brief: Meds....
Stone passage is variable, and sometimes you cannot pass them without intervention, which can include several options, including a "shockwave bath" to break it into smaller pieces.
..In addition to time, water and pain control, sometimes a medication that is call Flomax (tamsulosin) can help. Contact your physician again, and you may need a urologist for additional options. Good luck!
Dr. Katharine Garnier
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Most of the stones will pass and you have to be patient.It does depend on the size of the stone and if it is causing obstruction to the urinary tract which will show on cat scan or ultrasound exam.If there is no hydronephrosis which means dilatation of the part of kidney due to stone obstructing the flow of urine,only then you will need help of urologist by shock wave or surgery to remove the ston
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