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kidney in ureter

i was diagnosed with a kidney stone aprox 5 mm in the left ureter just above the bladder. i have no blood in the urine
and no pain whatsoever. is there a danger if i wait for it to pass naturally and how long should i wait considering i
don't have any pains and no hydronephrosis right now. my last check up with my urologist, a physician assistant
look at the kub then he said i should come back in two weeks and have an ultrasound done. he mentioned something
about the danger of if getting calcified and might cause more danger. is this true?
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Hi,

The time it takes from stone detection to its passage into the ureters and extrusion into the urine may vary from person to person.There seems to be no definite data to give conclusive information on this. Increased water intake and the size of the stones may be factors.


As for the risk of calcification, stones in the urinary tract may be classified as calcium,uric,cystine,struvite or mixed stones.Proper conditions for further calcification or stone development usually takes place in the kidneys .At this point,you may want to discuss this with your physician since calcification processes in stones that have already passed into the ureters may not be subject to the same conditions as that in the kidneys to promote further calcification or changes.Then again genetics,diet and water intake may play a role here.

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