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My husband has kidney stones and lower back pain. He is otherwise healthy. At what point should they be shattered?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ask urologist

Kidney stones cause signficant pain, sometime debilitating until eliminated.
Mostly you have to suffer until they pass out. But sometimes they can become stuck at the top of the ureter or in the ureter shaft. If that persists you may suffer some kidney damage. Your husband needs to see a urologist who can assess this and protect your husband from permanent damage.

In brief: Ask urologist

Kidney stones cause signficant pain, sometime debilitating until eliminated.
Mostly you have to suffer until they pass out. But sometimes they can become stuck at the top of the ureter or in the ureter shaft. If that persists you may suffer some kidney damage. Your husband needs to see a urologist who can assess this and protect your husband from permanent damage.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clarification

Need urine analysis to determine whether kidney stone actively contributing to his pain.

In brief: Clarification

Need urine analysis to determine whether kidney stone actively contributing to his pain.
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
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