How long will my kidney stone take to pass?

How long will my kidney stone take to pass?

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The larger the stone, the less chance it will pass on its own and the longer it will take.
  • Kidney stones smaller than 4 mm: About 80% will pass on their own. Typically takes 31 days.
  • Kidney stones from 4 to 6 mm in size: About 60% will pass on their own. Typically takes 45 days.
  • Kidney stones larger than 6mm: About 20% will pass on their own. Typically takes 12 months.

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st painful urologic disorders and one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract.Most kidney stones - which are hardened masses that develop from crystals that separate from the urine in the urinary tract - are passed out of the body without surgical intervention by a doctor. A less common type of kidney stone, called a struvite or infection stone, is caused by infection in the urinary tract. Doctors are not always able to diagnose the cause of a kidney stone, which is why it's important to learn how to prevent them in the fist place. A person who has had a kidney stone in the past may likely form another one.
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