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Kidney Stones - What you need to know

Kidney stones (also called renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.Diet, excess body weight, some medical conditions, and certain supplements and medications are among the many causes of kidney stones. Kidney stones can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Read to find out more.

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Kidney Stones - What you need to know

Kidney stones (also called renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.Diet, excess body weight, some medical conditions, and certain supplements and medications are among the many causes of kidney stones. Kidney stones can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Read to find out more.

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Condition

first condition

What are Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a hard object that is made from chemicals in the urine. Kidney stones usually originate in your kidneys. However, they can develop anywhere along your urinary tract.They usually develop between people of 15 to 50 years of age.view more

When to consult a Doctor?

As a general rule, medical attention is required if the person presents with following symptoms: 1 ) Severe pain that makes sitting uncomfortable (Abdomen or back) 2 ) Pain along with vomiting 3 ) Pain with fever and chills 4 ) Blood in the urine

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What are Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a hard object that is made from chemicals in the urine. Kidney stones usually originate in your kidneys. However, they can develop anywhere along your urinary tract.They usually develop between people of 15 to 50 years of age.

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Condition two

When to consult a Doctor?

As a general rule, medical attention is required if the person presents with following symptoms: 1 ) Severe pain that makes sitting uncomfortable (Abdomen or back) 2 ) Pain along with vomiting 3 ) Pain with fever and chills 4 ) Blood in the urine

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Causes

  • Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk.
  • Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.

Symptoms

  • Severe pain on either side of your lower back
  • More vague pain or stomach ache that does not go away
  • Blood in the urine
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy

Causes

  • Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk.
  • Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.

Symptoms

  • Severe pain on either side of your lower back
  • More vague pain or stomach ache that does not go away
  • Blood in the urine
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy

When to go for surgery?

Once the ultrasound report confirm the presence of stones in Kidneys ,treatment is based on the size of stones in Kidneys

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Kidney stone treatment typically would be covered by health insurance.Most Medical Insurance cover the treatment from Day 1 and there is no waiting period.One can also check with the Insurance provider if there is any capping on the total cost of treatment.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Most people can go back to their regular daily activities 1 or 2 days after this procedure. Drink a lot of water in the weeks after treatment. This helps pass any pieces of stone that still remain. Most patients are fully recovered within six weeks and can resume their normal activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lithotripsy is the medical procedure for extracting kidney stones. Overall, the entire procedure lasts for about 45 minutes to an hour. There are chances that the patient may need more than one session to treat the kidney stones completely.

If not treated can be dangerous

Recurrence of kidney stones varies from person to person. Studies have stated a 50% recurrence rate over 5-10 years, or 75% over 20 years.

Although often uncomfortable, kidney stone episodes are rarely life-threatening. Rare exceptions include kidney failure caused in patients with only one functioning kidney being blocked by a stone, or blockages resulting in sepsis (a blood infection).