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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 -- Treatment

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

  3. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Symptoms

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

  4. 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.

  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 - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn when to call a doctor about kidney stones.

  7. Kidney Stones - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for my kidney

  8. Kidney Stones - 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.

  9. Kidney Stones - Exams and Tests

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

  10. 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.

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