| | Is a 1cm kidney stone considered large?
Okay....to make a long story short. I have gone through 3 lithotripcy procedures to get rid of my kidney stone. The last time, they said that it was 4cm large which was also too large to pass. Having gone through 3 of these procedures, I now have a 1cm stone. My question is, is this something that is a passable size and can I drink alot of water, take vitamins or whatever I need to do for it to disolve on its own or at the very least....not grow larger. Is this something that I can just live with? Kidney stones do run in my family and I just hate to go through another procedure especially since it was only 3 months ago. I am really upset with my doctor because not only did they over medicate me during the procedure, I don't remember anything and when I supposedly came to, I was VERY sick. Not only that but the doctor never spoke to my husband after the procedure, or me, not a follow up call or anything. Then, I took a follow up xray to see if the procedure was a success, dropped the film off to the doctors office, they said that they would call me back that day, never did, and a week went by then all of a sudden, my doctors office calls, leaves me a message saying that they wanted to schedule another lithotripcy and I'm thinking, wait a minute....no one has ever talked to me about nothing and I'm just wondering if they just do this to get more money. I had told them, that I have not talked with the doctor (and still haven't) and I wasn't going to schedule anything. Any opinions on this?