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  1. 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. ...

  2. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or Nephrolithotripsy for Kidney Stones

    In percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy, the surgeon makes a small incision in your back to remove kidney stones. He or she then puts a hollow tube into your kidney and a probe through the tube. In nephrolithotomy, the surgeon removes the stone through the tube. In nephrolithotripsy, he or she breaks the stone up and then removes the fragments of the stone through the tube.See an ...

  3. Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) for kidney stones.

  4. Tiopronin for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Tiopronin for kidney stones.

  5. Penicillamine for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Penicillamine for kidney stones.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Thiazides for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Thiazides for kidney stones.

  8. 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

  9. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for Kidney Stones

    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses sound waves (also called shock waves) to break a kidney stone into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and pass from the body. See an illustration of ESWL.You lie on a water - filled cushion, and the surgeon uses X - rays or ultrasound tests to precisely locate the stone. High - energy sound waves pass through your bo

  10. Topic Overview

    There are four main types of kidney stones. Calcium stones Nearly 80 out of 100 kidney stones (80%) are made of calcium compounds,especially calcium oxalate. 1 Calcium phosphate and other minerals also may be present. Conditions that cause high calcium levels in the body,such as hyperparathyroidism,increase the risk of calcium stones. High levels of oxalate also increase the risk for ...

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