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Ultrasound shows stones in the kidneys. Having mild back pain. Currently drinking more water. Continue?

I recently had an abdominal ultrasound with a 7mm showdow in the lower pole of the left kidney and an 8mm shadow in the upper pole of the right kidney suggestive of stones. I have mild back.flank pain and have been trying to flush the stones out of the kidney with massive water intake. Currently my urinary output is 1L/hr. Should I continue, or just let things be? Would jumping jacks help dislodge the stones? Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Urologist 's  Response

welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
Water intake is too high. There is no need to take more than 4 liters of oral fluids., as it does not offer any help but may cause the discomfort of frequent urination.
One or both the stones may require fragmentation by lithotripsy. Kindly take medical advice.
Jumping is not a proven method to dislodge the stones.

Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Nephrologist Dr. Aditya Bhabhe's  Response
The recommended water intake is 3-3.5l in 24 hours. This will help in preventing new stone formation. Whether it will help in flushing out existing stones is not certain.
There are no studies to show that jumping dislodges stones.
It's best to consult a urologist.
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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