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  1. 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.

  2. Kidney Stones - Prevention

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

  3. Kidney Stones - Symptoms

    Kidney stones may stay in the kidney or travel out of the body through the urinary tract-the tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder (ureters) and lead outside the body (urethra). Their movement may cause: No symptoms, if the stone is small enough. S

  4. Kidney Stones - Topic Overview

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

  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 - Medications

    Medicine you can buy without a prescription, such as nonsteroidal anti - inflammatories (NSAIDs), may relieve your pain. Your doctor can give you stronger pain medicine if needed. NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Motrin and Advil), and ketoprofe

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet

    If you have kidney stones, your doctor or dietitian may talk with you about an eating plan to help prevent new stones. The most common types of kidney stones are calcium and oxalate. Each type may require a different eating plan. There are certain foods you can have, and other foods you should avoid, to reduce the chance that you will get kidney stones again.

  10. Urease Inhibitors for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Urease inhibitors for kidney stones.

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