kidney stone

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I hv been depressed for a 3.5cm kidney stone.

Can it cure with medicine or operation is compulsory for removing stone from kidney?

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    Medication is not a cure Kittu but can help with the symptoms, you may not require an operation as many people pass them in a few days or weeks by drinking lots of clear fluids mainly water.
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    I think you will be able to pass it as 3.5 mm stone is a small stone so patients im afraid is all you can do, unfortunately once you get one you will keep getting them so its a dietry change needed to reduce the chances of another. Ive had mine for 9 months and and im having my second op on Monday to hopefully break it up, mine is 7mm and that is also small but mine is stuck in the junction just outside the kidney.
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    Unfortunately, a 3.5cm stone is quite large. I've only dealt with my first stone recently, so I am not an expert, but I cannot imagine it not needing an operation. For mine, which was 4mm, they knocked me out with general anasthesia, then went up my urethra, into the bladder, and into the ureter where it was stuck, and blasted it with a laser that turned it to sand. Then, he pulled out most of the pieces, and I peed out the rest. That was Friday. They had to put in a stent also, which is uncomfortable, but at least you get to go home and recover. My stent will hopefully be removed this Friday. The stent keeps kidney draining while it recovers from the trauma. The other operation they could do involves putting your whole body in a tank of water, then using soundwaves to break up the stone. I've heard that it can bruise your insides a little bit and make you feel like you've been beaten up, but again it grinds the stones into dust, then passes on its own with little to no pain. How is your level of pain so far? If you wanted to be proactive, you could buy some Chanca Pledra to mix with water. It can help break stones apart. Lemon juice in water can do this too. Make sure they do tests to determine the type of stone it is. It's very important for preventing future stones. Hang in theresmile

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    The soundwave treatment to break up stones is called lythotripsy and it does not "make you feel like you've been beaten up". I had that treatment and although it made me feel a little sickly towards the end of the procedure, I was OK once they stopped. And, it did the trick for me.

    My stone was not as large as the one here, but you might ask your doctor if it is suitable for you to have the same.

    Good luck.

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