Just diagnosed with a 3 cm kidney stone and need advice

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I had a bad kidney infection and a x ray showed a large kidney stone i have had a ct scan and doctor says it fills most of my kidney and is roughly 3 cm maybe bigger they are talking about key hole surgery to remove it but i have to have a kidney function test im worried it has damaged my kidney i have alot of blood in my urine wondered if anyone had any advice or information on what i can expect and what the liklyhood of it is that it has caused dammage please

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    Blood in your urine is not great.

    Atleast you are under investigation.

    Try not to worry and have a good Christmas nad New Year.

    Keep in touch

    Thinking of you

    Love Sasrah xxx

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    Blood in your urine just indicates there's a stone there; it doesn't necessarily indicate anything directly to your kidney function. However, that's a really big stone and the doctor is just being thorough by checking your function. It would be irresponsible not to check that as a doctor. The likelihood that this stone has caused permanent damage depends on how long you've had it. Everyone is different with how long it takes to develop stones. I developed a 1 cm stone within a month, so it is possible you developed it quickly. It takes months and months of leaving a stone untreated and causing problems to have permanent damage. I'd try to think about how long you've been experiencing symptoms and that could be a good indication. Also, know that even if you do have loss of function or need to remove any of it or anything, people can function fine with one kidney. Some people are even born with one. So not ideal but not earth-shattering. Good luck to you!

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      Thank you i have thought hard about how long and i have had symtoms for 2 years i went 2 years ago with needing to urinate more and pain but i have ibs and a b12 deficiancy so i put most my symptims down to that i had a scan on my bladder and was told it was just overactive but the doctors have been good and had a ct scan and urologist within a month of it being found so fingers crossed it will be fine i just dont like knowing
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      I had the same, 2 years with lots of pain...The surgeon did PCNL surgery, and removed the 2 cm stone from my right kidney in last August...... and I have IBS as well. if you could see my previous comments on this site, it may help you. All the best, and I bhope, you are kidney stone free now! :D

       

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    So i have had all my scans my kidney is still working yay the doctors have been very good and they will be booking me in for surgery in the next few weeks they discovered my stone is 7 cm i may have to have 2 surgerys but all is looking good
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