Last Updated on Dec 05, 2016

Prevention

Kidney stones, by and large, are preventable. Prevention is a very important part of kidney stone management, especially in those who have has an earlier episode.

Once the kidney stones have been removed, laboratory tests need to be carried out to initiate further treatment. These tests include-

  • Stone analysis- where the component that makes up the stone is identified
  • Blood test for a complete serum stone profile. This includes analyzing serum calcium, uric acid, potassium, phosphate, bicarbonate, chloride, creatinine and albumin
  • Analyzing 24 hour urine specimen. This includes looking for calcium, oxalate, citrate, potassium, magnesium, uric acid and sodium in the urine. The pH and the volume of urine must also be checked. If the serum calcium level is more than the normal value, further blood tests should be carried out to check for the parathyroid hormone (PTH) level. This is because increased serum calcium could indicate hyperparathyroidism.

All these tests helps the health specialist to prescribe appropriate medications to treat the stones and also to recommend dietary changes that would help to prevent further stone formation.

Comments

ProAsim Thursday, June 13, 2013

I had a pain while discharge urine almost 2 months ago, I took some medicine and it worked. After couple of weeks in the late night for continues 2 days a severe desire to discharge urine but there was actually no urine. Let me conclude it quickly, I had gone through Blood, Urine Test and also Ultrasound of complete abdomen. In the Urine found puss cell and also some blood cells as well but there was no stone or infection in kidneys. Doctor prescribed some medicine for 15 days and advised to come again for checkup. I took medicine and then did not visit again to doctor. Almost 5 days ago on dated 8th June, I noticed there was blood coming from my urine, I started drinking water, lemon juice, the urine was hard to come out but I noticed blood stopped coming during urinate but some drops of blood at the end come out. before visiting doctor on 10th June, I again gone through some tests of Urine and Ultrasound, there was small infection was showing on urine pipe. Then again doctor advised go with X-ray of abdomen, on 10th evening I get the x-ray result and found a shadow of stone on urine pipe [Sorry I have no idea what to say to this place]. The stone is not too big but I noticed this can not go through urine pipe, can you please advice how can I cure from this?

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