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Stone in kidney, advised laser treatment. What are its benefits and drawbacks?

I have been diagnosed to have 7mm stone in my left lower kidney . Kidney specialist advised me to undeergo laser treatment which will cost Rs. 0000/- One doctor of medicine advised me not to do anything saying that this will not harm me anyway even for another 20 years.i am now 59 years old. What is your advice. I am in a fixed now.
Asked On : Fri, 18 May 2012
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If the stone is not causing any backpressure changes then you need not worry. A stone of upto 7 mm has a chance of passing out spontaneously as well. I would suggest you to get a IVU done. this will reveal and confirm the status of the kidney with respect to backpressure changes. If there are'nt any then you can wait.
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