Q. Is it safe to travel abroad if I have kidney stones?

Answered by
Dr. Shahil Khant
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 15, 2017

Hello doctor,

I was suffering from back pain and after an examination with ultrasonography in the KUB region, a 2.8 mm calculus was found in the right kidney and a 2.6 mm calculus in the left. I consulted a urologist, who suggested further examination. I have attached the reports of the same. I have no other health issues except for high BP. The details of my blood report are shown in the medical prescription. Here, I would like to add that I had already gone through cystography to remove the stone from the left and right ureter on two different occasions. Now my questions are, is it curable without any surgery? Is there any health risk if I travel abroad in this condition? What is your suggestion to get rid of this problem? Do you think that surgery is required? Do I need further tests? My PSA is 1.69 and uric acid is 6.5.

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrology General Surgery Urology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your history and your prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • You do have kidney stones, but they are too small to cause any pain. For this size, we usually we do not suggest any surgery. It can be dissolved with medicines. It is to be followed up every year. If the size increases to 5 mm, a surgery is considered.
  • There is no health risk if you travel abroad. You may have pain sometimes for which you can carry painkillers. Your PSA is fine and no further examination is required.
  • Take tablet Potrate MB6 (an oral solution of Potassium citrate, Magnesium citrate, and Vitamin B6), morning and evening for two months to dissolve the stone.

For more information consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist

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