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    1. 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

    2. Kidney Stones - Exams and Tests

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

    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 Stone Analysis

      Kidney stone analysis is a test done on a kidney stone to determine its chemical makeup.

    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. Retrograde Pyelogram for Kidney Stones

      The retrograde pyelogram uses a dye to determine whether a kidney stone or something else is blocking your urinary tract. During the test, your doctor will insert a thin, lighted tube (cystoscope) into the urethra, which carries urine out of the body from the bladder. He or she will then put a catheter through the cystoscope and into a ureter, which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. ..

    7. Kidney Stones - Prevention

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

    8. 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 ...

    9. 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

    10. 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.

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