Kidney Stones Medical Reference
What to Know About Cystinuria
- What Are Struvite Stones?
Struvite kidney stones lead to urinary tract infections and may cause other health problems. Learn how to prevent them, treat them, and more.
- What Is Hyperuricemia?
Hyperuricemia is when you have too much uric acid in your blood. Learn more about what causes it, symptoms of hyperuricemia, and more.
- How Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 Is Diagnosed
Since primary hyperoxaluria type 1 is rare, it's not always easy to diagnose. Find out what tests doctors can use to find out whether you have it.
- Living With Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1
In addition to prescribing medicines for primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), your doctor will probably advise some lifestyle changes. Here are some you should know about.
- Treatments for Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1
When you have primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), too much of a natural substance called oxalate collects in your kidneys. To prevent the serious kidney damage that can result, your doctor will try to reduce the buildup of oxalate in your body.
- What Is Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1?
Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 is a rare genetic disease that can cause kidney stones and lead to kidney damage. Find out what causes this disease and who's at risk.
- Symptoms of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1
While kidney stones are the most common symptom of primary hyperoxaluria type 1, it can also affect your eyes, skin, and heart. Learn more about the warning signs of this rare disease.
- What Is a Urine Phosphate Test?
If you have certain kidney problems, your doctor might suggest a urine phosphate test. Find out when you’d need one, what to expect, and what the results might mean.
- Kidney Stone Causes
Anyone can get a kidney stone. But some people are more likely to have them. Learn if you’re at risk.
- Can What You Eat Give You Kidney Stones?
Some foods can cause kidney stones. Learn which ones to avoid.
- What Is Ureteroscopy?
If kidney stones have moved into your ureter, a ureteroscopy may be in order. This outpatient procedure can diagnose and treat stones and other urinary tract problems.
- Intravenous Pyelogram
If you have blood in your urine or pain in your lower back or side, you may need an intravenous pyelogram. Here's what you need to know about the procedure.
- When Do I Need Surgery for a Kidney Stone?
Kidney stones often clear up on their own. Find out when you need a procedure or surgery to treat a more stubborn stone.
- What Are Bladder Stones?
Bladder stones are mineral build-ups in your bladder that cause pain and problems when you pee. Learn what causes them, what the symptoms are, and how to treat them.
- Kidney Stone Prevention
Most kidney stones eventually pass. But here’s how you can avoid the painful crystals in the first place.
- Kidney Stone Treatment: What Should I Expect?
Got a kidney stone? You have many options for dealing with them, from surgery to doing nothing. Here’s what to know.
- How Do I Know If I Have a Kidney Stone?
Is that sharp pain in my side and difficulty urinating caused by a kidney stone? A simple imaging test can let you know.
- Kidney Stone Signs and Symptoms
Kidney stones are small, but they can cause outsized pain. Here’s how to tell if you’ve got one.
- Kidney Stones
Hard, pebble-sized objects that grow in your kidneys are known as kidney stones. Understanding how they form and how they’re treated can help you deal with them -- and maybe even prevent them.