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No I do not agree.
ESWL or shockwave lithotripsy can be tried to break down the stone in small pieces.
So that you can pass them through urination.
This procedure is minimally invasive and done by providing electric energy from outside the body.
This option should be discussed with your urologist at least.
Can be performed even on warfarin.
Or it can be peformed on heparin drip and then switch back to warfarin after procedure.
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