When do kidney stones require surgery?
August 12, 2014
Surgery on kidney stones should be reserved as an option for cases where observation has failed.
Surgery may be needed if a stone:
– does not pass after a reasonable period of time (usually about 1-2 weeks)
– Causes constant and intractable pain
– Causes persistent nausea and vomiting
– Is too large to pass on its own (>6mm)
– Blocks the flow of urine
– Causes ongoing urinary tract infection
– Harms the function of the kidney
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