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Kidney Stones Treatment - Symptoms of Kidney Stones
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- Kidney Stones Treatment
This eMedTV resource describes various kidney stones treatment methods, such as ESWL, tunnel surgery, and ureteroscopy. In most cases, however, an increase in fluid is usually successful; lifestyle changes can help prevent kidney stones from returning.
- Preventing Kidney Stones
This eMedTV segment describes the importance of preventing kidney stones. It offers tips that can help keep stones from coming back and explains tests doctors use to determine the type of kidney stones a person has and to plan treatment.
- Stents for Kidney Stones
In some cases, surgery is used to treat kidney stones and stents are then placed to help the ureter heal. This eMedTV page explains why stents for kidney stones are used, the potential complications, and what to expect after a stent has been placed.
- Surgery for Kidney Stones
The different types of surgery for kidney stones described in this eMedTV resource include: extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy, and major surgery. In most cases, stones pass without surgery or treatment.
- Symptoms of Kidney Stones
Possible symptoms of kidney stones can include pain, nausea, problems with urination, and fever. This eMedTV Web page provides a detailed look at these and other symptoms and explains signs that indicate immediate treatment should be sought.