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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

  3. Allopurinol for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Allopurinol for kidney stones.

  4. Kidney Stones - Topic Overview

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

  5. Kidney Stones - Home Treatment

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

  6. Orthophosphate for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Orthophosphate for kidney stones.

  7. Kidney Stones - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn when to call a doctor about kidney stones.

  8. 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. ..

  9. Urease Inhibitors for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Urease inhibitors for kidney stones.

  10. Kidney Stones - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used in the diagnosis of kidney stones.

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