18mm stone in left kidney,what should i do

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18mm stone in left kidney at mid pole,age 29, no medical history,What should i do ESW or PCNL.

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    Hi. Are you based in U.K. or abroad. In the U.K. They normally use ESWL for stones under 12mm and above they use PCNL. I'm in UK and 18 months ago I had 2 sessions of ESWL for 2 stones 6mm and 10mm. Mine were mid and lower pole. Also depend how stones detected, CT scan is a precise guide on size rather than ultrasound.

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    Sorry I have no idea what ESW or PCNL are.

    Maybe I should find out!!

    I have a huge kidney stone which is going to be removed at some point.

    I really hope you are able to get rid of this stone either way.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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