urinalysis to determine the type based on chemical composition. The five types are:
After your first attack of kidney stones, there is an 80-90% chance of recurrence within the next 10 years. Knowing which kind of stone you are prone to can aid in choosing a diet that reduces or prevents recurrences.
For all stone types, the best lifestyle change to reduce recurrences is to restrict sodium and drink 3 liters or more of fluids per day.
the stone can be treated at home.
If your doctor determines that the stone should be able to pass on its own, he or she may prescribe pain medication to make the process easier to handle. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help, and in some cases stronger pain medicine could be prescribed.
If the kidney stone causes severe pain due to the size of the stone or infection, further steps and even a medical procedure may be needed to eliminate the stone and relieve the pain. To identify what is needed to deal with the problem, a number of tests may be required, including:
Lab analysis of the stone may be an important step in treatment because the resulting information can be helpful in preventing more stones from forming in the future.
Kidney Stones Treatment And Medical Procedures For Severe Cases:
Severe cases, large kidney stones, stones that cause blood in the urine, and stones that are at risk of causing kidney damage or recurring urinary tract infections often require further treatment. An experienced physician will help you choose a treatment that best suits your case, selecting from the following procedures:
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