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What are the treatments available to remove the stones?

There is a general misconception that childhood stones always requires open surgery. Like adults children also can be treated without open surgery. In modern medicine facilities are available to break stones and 80% are removed without open surgery. For this it is essential to consult a paediatric urologist trained in this field.


Endoscopic treatment

When the stone is present in the bladder, it can be removed with the help of an endoscope. Endoscope is a small tube with a camera. It is passed via the urinary passage and the stones are grasped with small grabbers. Bigger stones can be broken with the help of a technique called lithotripsy. As children won’t like these and won’t stay still, they need a general anesthesia. To prevent blockage by broken stone pieces, a small tube called stent is left for 2-3 weeks.

Breaking Stones without Surgery

A technique called ESWL (Extra Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy) uses sound waves to break stone. With the help of an x-ray or a scan the stone is focused. ESWL machine breaks the stone in less than an hour. ESWL uses focused sound waves of high intensity to break the stones. Sometimes a second sitting may be required for complete stone clearance. In this treatment, children can return home with a couple of days. Small children need general anesthesia, as they have to lie still for the procedure and also may not tolerate pain that they may experience with the procedure.

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To get rid from kidney stones ..avoid high content potassium foods.most of the fruits and vegetables are high in potassium..so limit your servings/day


Hello! At the age of 14 I had kidney stone in my kidney.People who are suffering I know what they are going through.During this period, our stomach pains a lot which makes us cry. I was admitted in a hospital in India, and was operated.This method was called LAPAROSCOPY. This is a new technique of getting less pain.Hopefully, the operation was successful and I absolutely fine now. This happens due to the less drinking of water. So, to the people who is suffering I would suggest you to have lots of water to a protective action against Kidney Stone. Everyone was shocked that a girl of 14 can have a kidney stone.But, then i got to know, not only adults even children of our age can also have it.So, parents should be careful about their children. Thank You PDB,Calcutta,India.


At the age of 8 months of my son, it was detected he ahd 7 Kidney Stones. He was hospitalised in Govt. Hospital in Goa, India. No doctor was bothered to find the exact cause of the formation of so many stones. All the Stones got dissolved after 6 months. After the discharge, we got a C. T. Scan done on him in a different state. And now we have noticed a great change in his behaviour; he doesn't talk/utter words as he used to do at the age of 8 months. He is now 2 yrs and 4 months.. Could anyone inform and enlighten me as to why he doesn't respond/ talk like other children of his age? Has the radiation of CT Scan affected his behavioral pattern? How should I make him talk/ talkative?...Laxmikant, Goa, India.


my daughter 8years old at the age of her 5years she faced with pcnl in two sittings in left kidney from then onwards we are using homoepathy but there is no use. now she is severely complainting about her leg pains,her growth is very low when compare to her age, stones are again recurring. 2years onwards we are not giving milk and milk products. Even my son 2years old he has multiple caliculus in both the kidneys and two 12mmin size and they are at pelvis,we are very much fearing about our kids position.now we are using homopathy for him also but no use. please, help us , if there is medicine mail me.


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