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    1. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Symptoms

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

    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 -- the Basics

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

    5. 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 ...

    6. Topic Overview

      Learn about kidney stones, how they form, and what happens to them in your urinary tract.

    7. Treatment Overview

      Learn about treatment for kidney stones, including waiting for the stone to pass, taking pain medicine, or having a procedure to remove the stone.

    8. When To Call a Doctor

      Learn when to call a doctor about kidney stones.

    9. Retrograde Pyelogram for Kidney Stones

      The retrograde pyelogram uses a dye to determine whether a kidney stone or something else is blocking your urinary tract. During the test, your doctor will insert a thin, lighted tube (cystoscope) into the urethra, which carries urine out of the body from the bladder. He or she will then put a catheter through the cystoscope and into a ureter, which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. ..

    10. 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

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