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Kidney Stones Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Kidney Stones

  1. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Prevention

    Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of getting another kidney stone.

  2. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Treatment

    Learn how a kidney stone is treated from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of kidney stones and how they are diagnosed.

  4. Understanding Kidney Stones -- the Basics

    Learn the basics about kidney stones from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Kidney Stones - What Happens

    A kidney stone begins as a tiny piece of mineral in the kidney. When the urine leaves the kidney, it may carry the mineral out, or the mineral may stay in the kidney. If the piece of mineral stays in the kidney, over time more small pieces of mineral join

  6. Kidney Stones - What Increases Your Risk

    Several factors make it more likely you will get kidney stones. Some of these you can control, and others you cannot. Risk factors for kidney stones that you can control include: Fluids you drink. Not drinking enough fluids (dehydration) is a major cause

  7. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for Kidney Stones

    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses sound waves (also called shock waves) to break a kidney stone into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and pass from the body. See an illustration of ESWL.You lie on a water - filled cushion, and the surgeon uses X - rays or ultrasound tests to precisely locate the stone. High - energy sound waves pass through your bo

  8. Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet

    If you have kidney stones, your doctor or dietitian may talk with you about an eating plan to help prevent new stones. The most common types of kidney stones are calcium and oxalate. Each type may require a different eating plan. There are certain foods you can have, and other foods you should avoid, to reduce the chance that you will get kidney stones again.

  9. Open Surgery for Kidney Stones

    In open surgery to remove kidney stones, the surgeon uses an incision in the person's abdomen or side to reach the kidney and remove the stones.

  10. Kidney Stones - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn when to call a doctor about kidney stones.

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