the size of the stone and associated kidney nephrosis
might warrant a more invasive a serious care. Tests to evaluate kidney function in this case are so vital. Serum creatinine
levels, a complete serum electrolyte panel (Potassium and Calcium especially) and kidney ultrasounds are of great importance,
Considering that the stone is clinically symptomatic with pain, is greater than 6mm in size and with an associated hydrnephrosis, considering removal of this stone is almost imperative and life saving. Left undone could be a serious threat to the affected kidney with a high risk of kidney failure.
Removal of the stone could be through open surgery or endoscopy
or another modern method, called Lithotripsy
using Laser. The choice is always made by the urologist
depending on the clinical eva;luation and financial readiness of the patient.
Its reasonable to book urgently to meet a urologist.
Thanks as I hope this helps,