How do I get rid of a kidney stone in the urinary tract should I go to the doctor?

Urology consult. I would recommend a urology consultation for appropriate treatment. This may depends on the size and location of the kidney stone.
Kidney . Kidney stones can be found in parts of the kidney where they do not cause problems. If they are small and do not grow over time, they can be watched. If you develop urine infections, or the stone blocks the ureter and causes pain, nausea, vomiting or fevers, it should be treated. Sometimes you can pass a stone without any intervention, sometimes we give medications to help you pass the stone, and other stones require surgery. Increasing fluid intake or dietary changes can help avoid new stones. You should consult with a urologist to determine the best way to treat your specific kidney stone.

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How come I have urinary tract infections and kidney stones all the time?

Good question. I would advise that you consult with a urologist to answer this question. You will need imaging and lab studies, but a cause can hopefully be identified and therefore treated. Good luck! Read more...

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...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
?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. 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?

Go for it. Medical treatment of kidney stones will usually disappoint you. I'm sorry somebody characterized lithotripsy as "blasting." It's saved many people's lives and many more a tremendous amount of pain. Read more...
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...

How can the doctors get rid of kidney stones?

Here are some ... First, decide if necessary to remove the visible stone(s) even though being possible. If necessary, how to remove the stone(s) is decided according to the size, density, shape, and location of stone(s), either through the small opening(s) in the back or ESWL or the urethra to bladder to ureter to kidney. For detail, ask Doc timely. Best wish... Read more...

Is there a natural way to get rid of a kidney stone. I have one in my left kidnet and it is causing bad pain?

Kidney stones. See a urologist asap. They can often remove the stones or help break them up. Left alone they can obstruct the ureter and hurt your kidney's ability to function properly. Seek help. Read more...