My doc said that only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can really get rid of kidney stones, is this true?
Probably. Kidney stones if small may pas spontaneously, but if large need to broken up by ultrasound [lithotrypsy] sotnes cannot usually be dissolved by medications.
Yes...and no. There are several different ways to get rid of stones. Eswl, or blasting, is one method. Endoscopy and laser lithotripsy is another, as is percutaneous nephrolithotomy (going thru the back to remove the stone). Choice of method usually depends on location and size of the stone. Uric acid stones can be dissolved, as well as some infection (struvite) stones, but this needs to be monitored.
?size + composition. Most kidney stones consist of calcium salts. Small ones <6mm usually pass on their own. Some smallish stones can be broken up by ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy is ideal for stones up to 1.5cm. Larger and "staghorn" calculi usually require percutaneous nephroscopic lithotripsy. Involves placing tube thru back into kidney and removing by laser or mechanically.
My doc said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Are there other options?
Here are some ... Largely, there has been no known non-surgical means to get rid of stones in the urinary tracts except the uric-acid stone but still a length "ordeal" to cope to dissolve it. So, please direct the Qs on when and how to surgically get rid of stones - either in kidneys or ureters or bladder, to your urologist timely for individual details. Best wish ... Read more...
What do you suggest if my doctor said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Is it true?
Uric acid. Hello,the only type of kidney stone that can be dissolved with prescription medication is uric acid stone. 4 out of 5 stones are calcium and not dissolvable.They can only pass spontaneously or removed by minimally invasive surgery or "blasted"as you say by lithotripsy.The option will depend on size,location & other factors. Listen to your doctor's advice.Good luck to you. Read more...
Not "best," but -- I agree with my colleague that other treatments will likely be needed with existing kidney stones -- especially large ones. However, homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl.Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases where existing stones were successfully expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://ccrhindia.Org/ijrh/2%284%29/7.Pdf. Read more...