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    1. 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

    2. Medical History and Physical Exam for Kidney Stones

      Your first diagnosis of kidney stones often occurs when you are in great pain. Your doctor will ask a few questions and examine you before suggesting treatment. After you pass a stone, your doctor may give you another exam to find out if you are likely to have more stones in the future.All or some of the following questions may be asked at your initial and follow - up exams.Lifestyle questionsHow

    3. Kidney Stones - Exams and Tests

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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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

    8. Kidney Stones - Topic Overview

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

    9. Foods High in Oxalate - Topic Overview

      Oxalate is a compound found in some foods,and it is also produced as a waste product by the body. It exits the body through the urine. Too much oxalate may cause kidney stones in some people. Foods high in oxalate include: Beans. Beer. Beets. Berries. Chocolate. Coffee. Cranberries. Dark green vegetables,such as spinach. Nuts. Oranges. Rhubarb. Soda (cola). Sweet potatoes. Tea. ...

    10. 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

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