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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are crystals made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidney. They can vary in size from few millimeters to centimeters. There may be no symptoms or be accompanied by abdomen pain, painful urination or blood in urine, etc.

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Will radiation expsure during lithotripsy increase the risk of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I had my kidney stone removed a year ago for causing mild hydronephrosis at my right kidney. During the treatment, I was exposed to full of radiation, abdominal CT scan, lithotripsy, fluoroscopy, and another fluoroscopy during stent insertion. I am not sure how the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are enough studies and literature which prove that though there is radiation exposure during CT (computed tomography) scan in the removal of kidney stone it is in low dose and chances of cancer do not increase. So do not worry about that. I do not think removing ...  Read Full »

I have 5 mm calculus in calyx and ureter. What has to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I contacted you last year with a stone problem which was stuck in my VUJ and came out after taking your medicine. Now since two days, I again have similar symptoms like before, but this time on the left side. I have severe pain with fever in between. I also have frequent urination with...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The size of the calculus in the ureter is 6 mm (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This may also come out on its own. So, we will try with medicines as last time. You, please take tablet Veltam (Tamsulosin) 0.4 mg every night for two weeks, tablet Levoflo...  Read Full »

Is there any non-surgical management for kidney stone?

Query: 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?  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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?   Read Full »

What is the treatment for kidney stones, and do I need surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from back pain and after an examination with ultrasonography in the KUB region, a 0.1 inch calculus was found in the right kidney and a 0.102 inch calculus in the left. I consulted a urologist, who suggested further examination. I have attached the reports of the same. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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...  Read Full »

There is 5.2 cm kidney stone at VUJ. Can this be treated with medicines alone?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I had a back pain and went to a doctor and they said it could be due to a kidney stone. I have done my CT scan and confirmed that I have a 0.2 inch kidney stone at left VUJ. Please check the attached report and let me know whether this can be treated with medicine or is surgery the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no need for urgent surgery. 70 percent chances that it will come out with medicines. Surgery only if severe intolerable pain or fever high grade. I suggest you take one table...  Read Full »

What do punctate calculi mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT scan today and two punctate stones were found in the mid-lower portion of my right kidney. I was advised they measured 0.03 to 0.07 inch. I currently have urologic issues of possible stricture near the tip of the penis. In addition, I have a lifelong urine flow issue where t...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello,Welcome to and do not worry. 0.03 to 0.07 inchstones in lower pole are very, very small in size. As far as treatment is concerned, they do not require any treatment like lithotripsy because they are very very small. Regarding precautions, you should take precautions to preven...  Read Full »

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