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    1. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Prevention

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

    2. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Symptoms

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

    3. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Treatment

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

    4. Understanding Kidney Stones -- the Basics

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

    5. Foods High in Oxalate - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet

    6. Kidney Stones: Medicines That Increase Your Risk - Topic Overview

      Some medicines make it more likely that you will develop a specific type of kidney stone. Calcium stones Medicines that make you more likely to develop calcium stones include: Loop diuretics,such as furosemide and acetazolamide. Some antacids. Glucocorticoids,such as dexamethasone. Theophylline. Vitamins C and D can increase your risk of calcium stones when you take more than the daily ...

    7. Kidney Stones - Home Treatment

      Get tips on helps a kidney stone pass, including drinking plenty of fluids and taking pain medicine.

    8. Foods High in Oxalate - Topic Overview

      The parathyroid glands are four tiny glands located within the thyroid gland in the neck. They produce parathyroid hormone,which helps control the amount of calcium in the blood. If your parathyroid gland is too big (enlarged),it can cause your body to produce too much parathyroid hormone (hyperparathyroidism),which may lead to too much calcium in the urine. This makes it more likely you ...

    9. Kidney Stone Analysis

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

    10. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or Nephrolithotripsy for Kidney Stones

      In percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy, the surgeon makes a small incision in your back to remove kidney stones. He or she then puts a hollow tube into your kidney and a probe through the tube. In nephrolithotomy, the surgeon removes the stone through the tube. In nephrolithotripsy, he or she breaks the stone up and then removes the fragments of the stone through the tube.See an ...

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