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How Big Can Kidney Stones Get?

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 Kidney stones, although small, can cause significant discomfort and health complications. But just how big can these bothersome formations grow? Drs. Ali Kasraeian and Ahmad Kasraeian, of Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, provide insights into the scale of these health nuisances. Typically, kidney stones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Depending on the size of the kidney stone, they can pass on their own, but in some cases, they may require medical attention. 

What are the symptoms of kidney stones? 

The symptoms of kidney stones can vary based on the stone's size and location. According to Dr. Kasraeian, common symptoms include severe pain in the side and back and below the ribs, pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin, pain during urination, and urine that is pink, red, or brown. Furthermore, individuals may experience nausea, vomiting, frequent urination, and a persistent urge to urinate. 

What are the available kidney stone treatments in Jacksonville, FL? 

At Kasraeian Urology, Dr. Kasraeian offers a variety of kidney stone treatments tailored to the size and location of the stone, as well as the patient's overall health. Smaller stones that are likely to pass on their own may be managed with medication and increased fluid intake to promote stone passage. Larger stones might require more invasive procedures such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy, or even a ureteroscopy. 

How effective is kidney stone treatment in Jacksonville, FL? 

Treatment for kidney stones at Kasraeian Urology has proven to be highly effective. Our providers' comprehensive approach ensures that each patient receives the most appropriate and effective treatment plan possible for their specific needs. Their focus on individualized patient care contributes to high success rates and patient satisfaction. 

Don't let kidney stones control your life. Take action today  

Don't let kidney stones dictate your life. If you're dealing with symptoms of kidney stones, it's important to seek medical attention promptly. Drs. Ali and Ahmad Kasraeian at Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, are ready to provide you with top-notch kidney stone treatment options. Don't hesitate; take control of your health today by scheduling an appointment with our experienced urologists. Your kidney health is in reliable hands.

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