Thank you for the quick reply.
Very small stones (like those that are less than ¼ inch or about 5 mm in size) usually can pass through the urinary tract and out of the body on their own with little or no pain.Your aunt's size of stone in one of the kidney was very very small of only 0.85 mm. This size of stone can easily pass through the urine.
As she has been drinking about 2 gallons of water a day in order to pass the stones but this has been unsuccessful as she's still experiencing pains,a fresh ultrasound of her kidneys is required.(The last was done 3 years ago).
It is quite possible that she is having the kidney/urinary tract infection without having the kidney stones.The culprit in at least 90% of uncomplicated urinary tract infections(UTI) is a type of bacteria called Escherichia coli, better know as E. coli.
She need following tests:
-Complete urine examination
-Ultrasound of KUB area
If kidney/urinary tract infections(UTI) is confirmed by these tests,then antibiotics will be prescribed accordingly.
So my best advise for your aunt is to make an appointment with doctor to have these tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.
Hope this helped
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