Last Updated on Dec 05, 2016

Treatment

Kidney stone can produce a acute severe pain that can wax and wane at regular intervals. Pain medications can be used to control pain and bring about relief. If vomiting and nausea are present, these medicines can be administered intravenously.

In the majority of cases, taking plenty of fluids can help to ease out kidney stones on their own, while the person is urinating. Factors that facilitate spontaneous passage include

  • Size of the stone
  • Size of the person
  • Prior stone passage
  • Prostate gland enlargement
  • Pregnancy

Some medications like alpha blockers (tamsulosin) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine)are administered to make the passage of stones easy. If stones that do not pass on their own, a treatment known as lithotripsy is carried out in which the stones are broken up into smaller pieces which can then pass through the urinary tract.

Surgical techniques are carried out when other methods have failed. They include-

  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy is carried out to remove kidney stones by making a small incision in the skin
  • Urinary stones can also be removed by ureteroscopy using an instrument known as uteroscope, which is passed through the urethra into the ureter through the bladder.

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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