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can a kidney stone be hollow throughout its enterety?


Posted by sherris

can a kidney stone be hollow throughout its form so there is no totally hard stone? kind off like swiss cheese, full of holes so its not a solid stone?

 

 
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I suppose?!?!  While the holes would decrease the risk of blocking the flow of urine and thus leading to hydronephrosis, the stone itself would most likely still be associated with spasms of pain and blood in urine.  Best to try to flush it out w/lots of fluids.  And if that doesn't work, go see your urologist to get it (pulverized via ultrasound and) extracted.  Good luck!
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