When do kidney stones pass?
August 18, 2014
Kidney stones pass once they are out of the kidney, traveling down the ureter to the bladder. Stones that are <5mm can usually pass on their own. Some patients may choose conservative treatment and observe their stones, rather than go through a surgical procedure. This usually includes stones that are less than 6mm, not causing severe pain or obstruction of urine, and may be near the bladder, close to passing. If you choose to observe we will prescribe you the medications listed below that will allow the stone to pass.
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