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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 - 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

  6. Kidney Stones - Other Treatment

    If your pain is too great, the kidney stone is blocking the urinary system, or you also have an infection, your doctor will probably suggest medical treatment.

  7. Kidney Stones - Prevention

    Get tips on preventing kidney stones, including drinking more fluids.

  8. Kidney Stones - Symptoms

    Kidney stones may stay in the kidney or travel out of the body through the urinary tract-the tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder (ureters) and lead outside the body (urethra). Their movement may cause: No symptoms, if the stone is small enough. S

  9. 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

  10. Kidney Stones - Surgery

    People rarely need open surgery to treat kidney stones. In most cases, other less invasive treatments are successful. You may need open surgery when the kidney stone is causing severe bleeding that cannot be controlled.

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