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Suggest remedy for painless kidney stones

I have a 6.4 x 3.3 mm stone in the lower pole of the left kidney. I have no pain, but when put on Plavix for another reason, had blood in my urine. I have been off the plavix now for a week and a half and the blood is gone from my urine. Saw a urologist today who recommended lithotripsy. If I have not pain and the bleeding has stopped, can I try to dissolve it?
Mon, 20 Apr 2015
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Hello. Read your query and noted the contents.
Its a fairly large calculus. You should get a lithotripsy done. Its a painless procedure. You may need to be off plavix for a while (atleast 5 days) prior to the procedure ideally. Please go on.
Please feel free to drop in any more queries if need be.
Warm regards,
Dr Praveen Jeyapathy
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