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Plz tell me symptoms of kidney stones and how can I get relief ?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Severe pain in back,
Flank or groin, blood in urine, passage of "gravel" in urine.
Pain is related to degree of urinary blockage. You need pain medication & a urologist for relief. Small stones can pass on their own. Passage can be facilitated by taking flomax, (tamsulosin) which can dilate the ureter and make passage easier. Urologist may place temporary stent or perform ureteroscopic extraction. Larger stones need eswl or pcnl.

In brief: Severe pain in back,
Flank or groin, blood in urine, passage of "gravel" in urine.
Pain is related to degree of urinary blockage. You need pain medication & a urologist for relief. Small stones can pass on their own. Passage can be facilitated by taking flomax, (tamsulosin) which can dilate the ureter and make passage easier. Urologist may place temporary stent or perform ureteroscopic extraction. Larger stones need eswl or pcnl.
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Dr. George Klauber
ESWL is shockwave lithotripsy. PCNL is percutaneous nephrolithotomy, tube is placed through flank into kidney followed by a scope & laser or ultrasound stone destruction.
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