Q. Is there any non-surgical management for kidney stone?

Answered by
Dr. Shahil Khant
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 23, 2018 and last reviewed on: May 22, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a diabetic taking Glimepiride and Metformin. I have developed a kidney stone measuring 1.6 mm and the doctor has advised for a surgery. Is there any non-surgical management?

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrology General Surgery Urology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is unlikely that 1.6 mm Kidney stone will come out on its own. You require surgery. There are many options like URSL and PCNL.

Which option does your doctor prefer?

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

Thank you doctor,

But what is URSL and PCNL? I am very scared of surgery. I live alone. Kindly suggest a better option.

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrology General Surgery Urology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There are two ways in which this stone can be removed:

  1. By endoscope through your urine passage called URSL (ureteroscopic lithotripsy).
  2. By small hole in the back called PCNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy).

You can ask your doctor for details. URSL will be a good choice, anyhow both are fine. Do not worry. Surgery is not an emergency. You can go home and get treatment there or can call your family members.

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

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