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Kidney Stones Health Center

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  1. Kidney Stones - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn when to call a doctor about kidney stones.

  2. Foods High in Oxalate - 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. 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.

  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. 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 - 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

  7. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for Kidney Stones

    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses sound waves (also called shock waves) to break a kidney stone into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and pass from the body. See an illustration of ESWL.You lie on a water - filled cushion, and the surgeon uses X - rays or ultrasound tests to precisely locate the stone. High - energy sound waves pass through your bo

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Kidney Stones - Cause

    Kidney stones may form when the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other substances found in urine changes. How this balance changes determines the type of kidney stone you have. Most kidney stones are calcium - type-they form when the calcium

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