Natural or medical
Small kidney stones can pass spontaneously - thus always drink lots of water. May be helped taking Flomax
) to dilate ureter. Larger stones 6 - 15mm eswl (shockwave lithotripsy
Large & staghorn stones may require percutaneous nephro-lithotripsy. Non-mechanical medical treatments are needed to prevent metabolic kidney stones, such as hydrochlorthiazide for hypercalcuria, alopurinal for uricosuria.