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Stones diagnosed in bladder and left side kidney. Best medication?

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had stones before 6 years and cured,now i have been facing the same problem 2 stones diagnosed 1 in bladder(4.2mm) and another one in leftside kidney 7.2mm and i like to know the following things
1,this size is normal or a bigger one which need immediate remedy?
2,best medication?
3,tips to get rid without surgery
Posted Sat, 9 Nov 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Aditya Bhabhe 22 hours later
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Hi there
Thank you for sending in your query.

Kidney stones is a common medical problem and this condition often recurs.

I will answer your questions one by one:

1) Treatment for existing stones: The stone in the bladder is small and could pass down naturally. You could help the process by drinking lots of fluids (~2.5L/day).

The kidney stone is a little big. It may or may not pass on its own. However it does not need an emergency treatment unless you have severe pain, bleeding or infection.

Again drinking lots of fluids may help to flush it out. I would recommend that you repeat the ultrasound after 4-8 weeks and see how its going. If the stone remains at the same position, you should see a urologist.

2) Unfortunately there is no oral medication to dissolve existing stones.

3) Tips to get rid of the stones without surgery: You could try using a medication called as tamsulosin to facilitate the natural passage of stones (under the supervision of a doctor). This combined with lots of fluids has benefited patients.

Once we are through this episode we need to get a metabolic work up done on you. This consists of a special panel of blood and urine tests which will tell us if you have any particular problem which is predisposing you to stone formation.

If any problem is detected we could also suggest appropriate measures.

Hope this was helpful
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

Dr. Bhabhe
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