I have just learned that my mother has been rushed to surgery to remove atleast 6 visible kidney stones. She was fine a couple of hours ago. How dangerous can they be? What are the dangers in surgery? Why/how did she get them? Are they hereditary? Is my mom going to be okay?

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replied February 26th, 2004
She Should Be Fine
Your mom should be fine.. The pain of kidney stones can come on suddenly and u may never know you have them till they do... She will be fine after she has them taken out and she should be feeling better in no time... I hope all is well :d
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replied September 12th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Kidney stones has many types and each have a different pathogenesis. Hereditary factors are also involved. In the modern era the complications of minimally invasive procedures are rare.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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