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Stone in left ureter
As per ultrasound report I have 6-7 mm size of stone in left ureter. Can it be treated without ureteroscopy or lithotripsy ? For a week I have taken alpha blockers which allowed the stone to slide a bit down and now it is in lower ureter at L5 level as per IVP test. Please advise.
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Venkat Raghav
General Physician Bangalore
Hello, ureter is not straight in length ,it has got bend at lower end .So its difficult to flush it out. Less than 5 mm stones would have flushed out easily. But if want to take chance you can weight,otherwise go for lithotripsy ,it breaks stone into finer particles. It's non surgical method. Drink 2-3 litres of water daily. Avoid high protein containing foods .
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