How Big Is a 3mm Kidney Stone?


A 3mm Kidney Stone is very large. Because of it's size and the relative size of organs the stone passes through, a 3mm is very painful as well. The worst pain is in the ureter, a small tube connecting the kidney and bladder.
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A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney out of substances in the urine, according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Most kidney stones of that small size will pass out naturally but not always. If it is not passed whilst it is small it is likely to grow. Most kidney stones are caused by too much
a grain of sugar is about 1 mm. so take three of those and you'll have about 3 mm 3mm is about1/8"
It doesn't look all that big, but I bet it sure hurts. Here is one picture to give you an idea of its size. uploaded photo
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