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Treatment for Kidney Stones - Ureteroscopy
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- Treatment for Kidney Stones
As explained in this eMedTV article, kidney stones often don't require treatment and eventually pass through the urinary system on their own. This article looks at some of the treatment options for when they become problematic.
- Types of Kidney Stones
This page on the eMedTV Web library provides a detailed look at the four most common types of kidney stones. Stones vary based on their chemical composition. In most cases, kidney stones contain calcium, struvite, uric acid, or cystine.
A ureteroscopy is often used to check for kidney stones and allows the doctor to closely examine the ureter. This eMedTV resource describes this medical procedure in detail, explaining how it is performed and what to expect afterwards.