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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 - Topic Overview

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

    3. Foods High in Oxalate - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet

    4. 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.

    5. 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

    6. Kidney Stones: Medicines That Increase Your Risk - 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. Open Surgery for Kidney Stones

      In open surgery to remove kidney stones, the surgeon uses an incision in the person's abdomen or side to reach the kidney and remove the stones.

    8. Kidney Stones - Exams and Tests

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

    9. Types of Kidney Stones - 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 ...

    10. Kidney Stones - Prevention

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

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