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    1. Understanding Kidney Stones -- the Basics

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

    2. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Treatment

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

    3. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Prevention

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

    4. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Symptoms

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

    5. 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.

    6. Kidney Stones - Medications

      Medicine you can buy without a prescription, such as nonsteroidal anti - inflammatories (NSAIDs), may relieve your pain. Your doctor can give you stronger pain medicine if needed. NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Motrin and Advil), and ketoprofe

    7. Ureteroscopy

      The surgeon, often a urologist, passes a thin viewing instrument (ureteroscope) through the tube from the bladder out of the body (urethra) into the bladder, and then into the ureter to the location of the kidney stone. He or she makes no cuts in the body.See an illustration of ureteroscopy.The urologist removes the kidney stone using an instrument with a "basket" to grab the stone or forceps. ...

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. Kidney Stone Analysis

      Kidney stone analysis is a test done on a kidney stone to determine its chemical makeup.

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