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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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I have a 4 mm kidney stone stuck in my ureter. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was admitted to the hospital last week due to an overwhelming pain that made me pass out and vomit. I discovered I had a 0.157 inch kidney stone. It is now stuck in my ureter. It was stuck in the thinnest part of the tube. It has been almost one week since the pain started and I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. The general recommendation for treatment for 0.157 inch ureteric calculi, is >95 percent chance of spontaneous clearance irrespective of its location. If pain is under control, t...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with three kidney stones that are bigger than 10 mm in size. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 -year -old male. I have been diagnosed with three kidney stones an approximate size of 0.39 inch. Out of three, one of the stones dropped into the bladder and two are on the way. When and how will I be able to pass it out normally? I am taking Alfuzosin and Drotin-M, which help ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is a good thing that your stones are passing down. Usually stones less than five millimeters will pass out spontaneously in 95 percent of cases. When this increases to ten millimeters as in your case, the chances of spontaneous clearance redu...  Read Full »

How long can a double J ureteral stent be left inside?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a chronic kidney disease patient, and there are multiple stones in my right kidney. My doctor placed a double J stent almost six months ago. I have not removed my stent. Is it risky? How long can I let the stent inside? Due to some problem, I cannot go for the checkup.  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The stent has probably been placed for draining the kidneys. Depending on the stent material, indwelling time will vary. It ranges from three months for polyurethane stent to a year for silicon stent. Neglecting stents can lead to lots of problems. Stones can form a rec...  Read Full »

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