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  1. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Treatment

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

  2. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Prevention

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

  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. Allopurinol for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Allopurinol for kidney stones.

  6. Kidney Stones - Prevention

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. Topic Overview

    Oxalate is a compound found in some foods,and it is also produced as a waste product by the body. It exits the body through the urine. Too much oxalate may cause kidney stones in some people. Foods high in oxalate include: Beans. Beer. Beets. Berries. Chocolate. Coffee. Cranberries. Dark green vegetables,such as spinach. Nuts. Oranges. Rhubarb. Soda (cola). Sweet potatoes. Tea. ...

  9. Urease Inhibitors for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Urease inhibitors for kidney stones.

  10. 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

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