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How long does it take to pass a kidney stone?

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Want to know how long it can take to pass a 2mm kidney stone? It has been a week.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  V. Yetimyan M.D. replied 10 years ago.

Hi, It can take hours, days or weeks for a stone to pass. As a rule, the smaller the stone, the more likely it is to pass on its own. The larger the stone, the greater the risk that it will remain trapped in the ureter, significantly obstructing the flow of urine and eventually causing infection.







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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to V. Yetimyan   M.D.'s Post: Is a 2mm stone small?
How long should it take before it passes
for a stone that size. Should I go back to my doctor? It has been a week since I was in the emergency room and that's how I found out.

Thank you very much.
Expert:  V. Yetimyan M.D. replied 10 years ago.

It is a small stone. It is difficult to tell . Keep drinking a lot of water. If you do not pass it in 2 weeks, i suggest to you to go back to your doctor. According to one source regardless of size, stones may pass out of the kidney, become lodged in the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. To read more about this subject please click the links below:


http://www.urologychannel.com/kidneystones/index.shtml


http://www.kidney.ca/page.asp?intNodeID=22132






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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to V. Yetimyan   M.D.'s Post: Thank you so much....
You have been very helpful.