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Tips for Kidney Stone Patients

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Drink plenty of fluids to produce around 2 to 3 litres of urine every day.

60 to 80% of Kidney Stones pass out spontaneously. 50 % of Kidney Stones of less than 5 mm will pass out spontaneously. As the stone size increases, the chances of spontaneous passage decrease.

One could wait for 6 weeks for spontaneous passage of stone with or without the help of diuretics or alpha-blockers. This wait is not advisable if the patient has persistent pain or back pressure changes or associated urinary tract infection. The wait should always be done under medical advice.

  • Stones in a solitary kidney should be treated immediately.
  • Bilateral Kidney Stone patients must consult a Doctor.
  • Majority of Kidney Stones are Calcium & Uric acid Stones.
  • 50 % Kidney Stones recur in 10 years time.

How to choose a Doctor for your Kidney Stone treatment?

It is very rare that you will need an Emergency Operaon for the removal of your Kidney Stones. You may need to undergo D J stenng or percutaneous nephrostomy in an emergency but kidney stone removal can wait. Therefore, you have plenty of time to choose your Doctor.

Some Tips:-

  • Check the qualificaon & credentials of Doctor you want to get treated from.
  • Check the facilities available in the hospital you are planning to get treatment.
  • Enquire from your friends.
  • Talk to patients who have already been treated for Kidney Stones.
  • Surf the web
  • Check the website of Doctor or hospital you want to visit or get operated from.
Tips for Kidney Stone Patients