5 mm Kidney Stones: Causes & Treatment Options

Experiencing 5 mm kidney stones can lead to discomfort and distressing symptoms. Seek relief from this condition with our outpatient kidney stone removal procedures, approved by the USFDA. Connect with us to arrange a consultation with top urologists in your region for effective management of 5 mm Kidney Stones.

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Understanding Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones, medically termed nephrolithiasis, refer to solid mineral deposits that form within the kidneys. These stones develop due to the crystallization and bonding of materials in concentrated urine. Factors such as dehydration, dietary habits, underlying health issues, and urinary tract obstructions contribute to their formation. Symptoms may include severe back pain, fever, vomiting, nausea, and hematuria (blood in urine).

Characteristics of 5 mm Kidney Stones

Measuring similar to a small pebble or grain of rice, an 5 mm kidney stone can induce symptoms, particularly as it traverses the urinary tract. Manifestations often include intense abdominal or flank pain, hematuria, and discomfort during urination. Surgical intervention is typically recommended for patients with 5 mm Kidney Stones.

Composition of 5 mm Kidney Stones

5 mm Kidney Stones consist of various minerals and substances that accumulate and solidify over time.

  • Calcium Oxalate Stones: Formed when calcium, oxalate, cystine, or phosphate become overly concentrated due to inadequate fluid intake.
  • Struvite Stones: Known as infection stones, they arise from urinary tract infections and comprise magnesium ammonium phosphate.
  • Uric Acid Stones: Develop due to elevated uric acid levels, potentially causing pain or bleeding during urination.
  • Cystine Stones: Found in individuals with a genetic metabolic disorder, characterized by high cystine levels in urine.

Treatment Considerations for 5 mm Kidney Stones

While smaller stones may pass spontaneously, larger ones often necessitate surgical intervention due to decreased chances of spontaneous passage.

Our Surgeon for Kidney Stone Treatment

Dr. Anshuman Kaushal

Dr. Anshuman Kaushal

MBBS, MS-General Surgery

20 Years Experience Overall

Dr. Praveen B

Dr. Praveen B

MBBS, DNB (GS), DNB (Uro)

16 Years Experience Overall

Dr. Ankit Kayal

Dr. Ankit Kayal

MBBS, MS, MCh (Uro)

16 Years Experience Overall

Dr. Suman Grandhi

Dr. Suman Grandhi

MBBS, MS, M.Ch-Urology

15 Years Experience Overall

Dr. Yuvaraj

Dr. Yuvaraj

MBBS, MS-General Surgery, M.Ch- Urology

15 Years Experience Overall

Common Symptoms of 5 mm Kidney Stones

  • Lower back or flank discomfort
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Hematuria
  • Dysuria
  • Urinary retention or frequency
  • Fever or chills
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine

Diagnosis and Treatment

Before recommending treatment, your physician will assess your medical history and conduct specific tests to locate the stones and evaluate kidney function.

  • Imaging Tests: Such as X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, and CT scans to visualize and locate stones.
  • Blood Tests: Assess kidney function and analyze stone composition.
  • Urinalysis: Detects infection and measures stone-forming substances.

Treatment Options

Several procedures exist for 5 mm Kidney Stones removal:

  • ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy): Utilizes shockwaves to fragment stones, allowing them to pass through urine.
  • URSL (Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy): Minimally invasive procedure involving laser fragmentation or retrieval of stones through a thin scope inserted via the urethra.
  • RIRS (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery): Involves breaking stones using a laser, followed by their natural passage through urine.
  • PCNL (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy): Involves a small incision in the back to access and remove stones.

Clinic for Kidney Stone Treatment

Indore Near Saket Square 10276

Indore Near Saket Square 10276

Navjeevan Tower,Old Palasia, Near Saket Square

Mumbai kurla10315

Mumbai kurla10315

6th, Business Point, No 602, DK Sandu Marg, Opposite Sai Baba Temple, Chembur Gaothan,

Hyderabad Toli Chowki 10328

Hyderabad Toli Chowki 10328

Plot No 8/1/400/62/1FF/1,Arfath Arcade, Old Mumbai Hwy, Toli Chowki, Above Go Colors,

Visakhapatnam MVP Colony 10251

Visakhapatnam MVP Colony 10251

Door No 1/56/15, HIG 67, Sector 1MVP Colony, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada Governor Peta 10234

Vijayawada Governor Peta 10234

29/5/7, Cherukupalli vari St, near Surya Car WashVenkatswara Rao Street, Governor Peta, Vijayawada

FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]

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Which doctor to consult for 5 mm Kidney Stones treatment in India?

You should consult an experienced urologist for 5 mm Kidney Stones treatment in India.

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What are the consultation charges of urologists in India?

In India, the consultation charges of an experienced urologist may lie between INR 500 to INR 1500.

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Is the cost of 5 mm Kidney stone surgery covered under insurance?

Yes. Most insurance companies usually cover the cost of 5 mm kidney stone surgery in India as it is medically necessary and may lead to serious health issues if left untreated.

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How effective is lithotripsy for Kidney Stones of 5 mm in size?

Lithotripsy is safe and highly effective in treating Kidney Stones more than 5 mm in size. More than 80-90% of patients recover within 3 months after the lithotripsy procedure.

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Are there any non-surgical treatments effective for 5 mm Kidney Stones?

Lithotripsy is the only non-invasive treatment for 5 mm Kidney Stones.

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How often should I follow up with my doctor after 5 mm kidney stone treatment?

You should take follow-up visits for at least 1-2 months after the treatment.

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