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  1. Kidney Stones - Home Treatment

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

  2. Kidney Stones - Topic Overview

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Kidney Stones - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn when to call a doctor about kidney stones.

  8. Kidney Stones - Exams and Tests

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

  9. Allopurinol for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Allopurinol for kidney stones.

  10. Open Surgery for Kidney Stones

    In open surgery to remove kidney stones, the surgeon uses an incision in the person's abdomen or side to reach the kidney and remove the stones.

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