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What are the treatments for Kidney Stones. I had hip X-RAYS for another reason and a Kidney Stone showed up in my right kidney on the X-RAY?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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In brief: Kidney stones

Small kidney stones pass through the bladder.
If this stone is less than 5 mm, it will pass. If larger, then the stone should be broken up by lithotripsy - or it can be removed surgically. Then, analysis of the stone content and a metabolic work up is essential to determine why the stone formed. Then a med can be prescribed and diet can be adjusted. Start with drinkin4 liters / day. Diet matters.

In brief: Kidney stones

Small kidney stones pass through the bladder.
If this stone is less than 5 mm, it will pass. If larger, then the stone should be broken up by lithotripsy - or it can be removed surgically. Then, analysis of the stone content and a metabolic work up is essential to determine why the stone formed. Then a med can be prescribed and diet can be adjusted. Start with drinkin4 liters / day. Diet matters.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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In brief: Kidney stones

Treatment depends on the size, location and symptoms caused by the stone.
. See a urologist and he will evaluate your x-ray and make recommendations.

In brief: Kidney stones

Treatment depends on the size, location and symptoms caused by the stone.
. See a urologist and he will evaluate your x-ray and make recommendations.
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