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Medical Reference Related to Kidney Stones

  1. Ureteroscopy

    The surgeon, often a urologist, passes a thin viewing instrument (ureteroscope) through the tube from the bladder out of the body (urethra) into the bladder, and then into the ureter to the location of the kidney stone. He or she makes no cuts in the body.See an illustration of ureteroscopy.The urologist removes the kidney stone using an instrument with a "basket" to grab the stone or forceps. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Allopurinol for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Allopurinol for kidney stones.

  4. 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

  5. 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 ...

  6. Potassium Citrate for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Potassium citrate for kidney stones.

  7. Kidney Stones - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn when to call a doctor about kidney stones.

  8. Kidney Stones - Prevention

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

  9. Urease Inhibitors for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Urease inhibitors for kidney stones.

  10. 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.

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