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A kidney stone can range from less than 1/5 of an inch to nearly the size of a golf ball. Very small stones can be minuscule and resemble sand grains, states the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Di... More »

Any kidney stone that is above 6 mm in diameter is considered a large kidney stone, as stated by NHS. Such stones will not get better on their own so medical treatment may be required to heal. Small kidney stones, 4 mm a... More »

To prevent kidney stones from forming, feed the dog cranberry capsules, vitamin C and probiotics. Keep a source of fresh clean water always available. Kidney stones tend to recur often, so monitoring the pH of the urine ... More »

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If a kidney stone is too large to pass through the urinary tract, a surgeon might perform a ureteroscopy to remove the stone from the body. Although a surgeon removes the stone, ureteroscopy is considered an outpatient p... More »

Any kidney stone that is above 6 mm in diameter is considered a large kidney stone, as stated by NHS. Such stones will not get better on their own so medical treatment may be required to heal. Small kidney stones, 4 mm a... More »

According to the Mayo Clinic, kidney stone symptoms include pain during urination, red or brown tinged urine, foul-smelling urine, a persistent urge to urinate, along with nausea, vomiting, fever and chills. Passing kidn... More »

While there appears to be no differentiation in kidney stone pain between men and women, kidney stones are more common in men. Kidney stones are most prevalent among non-Hispanic white people and overweight people, accor... More »