What is the treatment for kidney stones while pregnant?

Usually waiting. If there is no obstruction or infection, most urologists will not treat stones in pregnancy unless the pain becomes unbearable. Even then, they will often just pass a stent (thin tube) up into your kidney to make sure it keeps draining until after delivery. Drinking lots of water and pain meds are the usual course in pregnancy.
Fluids, pain control. No treatment is necessary if stones are asymptomatic. Should symptoms occur, hydration, pain control, and antibiotics if infection is present usually suffice. Careful monitoring of renal function is necessary. Dietary discretion is advised to avoid recurrence. Occasionally, surgical management such as stenting and more may be necessary if obstructive symptoms develop.

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I have had pyeloplasty treatment for narrowing of the tube. Could I have a kidney stone?

Yes, just like... The likelihood of a kidney after successful pyeloplasty for upj obstruction is similar to that of "normal" kidney. So, no reason to exert unnecessary worry upon self. Best wish... Read more...

What type of treatment for kidney stone?

Various. Depends on one's symptoms. Ultrasound techniques can break them, other stones are left alone if not causing problems. Some invasive urology procedures are performed if the stone is blocking the ureter tube. Read more...
Three Main Kinds. The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. Read more...

What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

Depends. It all depends on size of the stone and location. Your doctor should create a treatment plan accordingly. If stone is large, ultrasound waves are used to destroy the stones. Surgery may also be indicated when appropriate. Read more...

Hoping you can tell me, is transplant ever an option for kidney stone treatment?

Very, very rarely. In patients with renal failure caused by some large kidney stone a transplant may be performed. During my fellowship, i saw a patient who had a large staghorn calculus (stone) in his solitary kidney that eventually led to renal failure. He eventually received a transplant. Read more...

Hi I am under treatment for kidney stone, can I take nutrilite daily suppliments?

Ask your doc . . . Seriously, you need to ask your treating physician about what you want to take. Better yet, tell him/her everything you take, both prescription AND over-the-counter medications PLUS dietary supplements. Of note, Nutrilite is a brand, not a specific product, so it's impossible to give you more precise info. Worse, there's no product/ingredient list on their website, so no one can tell much about it. Read more...