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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 - 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

  3. Kidney Stones - Exams and Tests

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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 - 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

  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. Potassium Citrate for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Potassium citrate for kidney stones.

  10. 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.

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