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How is kidney stone treated?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Small pass,big UroDr
Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously .
If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up.

In brief: Small pass,big UroDr
Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously .
If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
requires surgery for lithotripsy if large stone or stuck in ureter. This is done endoscopically with placement of a telescope into the ureter and using laser or ESWL. A temporary stent is usually required after the procedure.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Urologic help
If the stone is passing we have a few options but if the stone is "locked" in the kidney it needs less attention.

In brief: Urologic help
If the stone is passing we have a few options but if the stone is "locked" in the kidney it needs less attention.
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on size
Once kidney stone is confirmed by ct of kidneys treatment depends on size.
Large stones needs to be surgically removed by urologists while smallers ones will pass. Push fluids and take pain meds. Sound waves can be used in lithotripsy to break up stones that can be naturally passed as well.

In brief: Depends on size
Once kidney stone is confirmed by ct of kidneys treatment depends on size.
Large stones needs to be surgically removed by urologists while smallers ones will pass. Push fluids and take pain meds. Sound waves can be used in lithotripsy to break up stones that can be naturally passed as well.
Dr. Chris Oh
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