Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

As kidney stones grow larger and obstruct the flow of urine, the kidney stones can become quite painful. Symptoms often include:

  • Blood in the urine 
  • Feeling a need to urinate often, but sometimes being unable to
  • Urine that is cloudy or smelly, chills or fever

The good news is that most kidney stones do not require invasive treatment. Courses of care include:

  • Increasing hydration (as much as 2-3 quarts of water daily) and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever until the stone passes
  • Shock-wave lithotripsy, which causes the stones to disintegrate
  • Minimally invasive procedures such as ureterscopy or percutaneous surgery
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Kidney Stones

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