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All You Need to Know About Kidney Stones: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment



Introduction:

Kidney stones are a common yet painful condition affecting many individuals. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and available treatments is crucial for effective management. At Dr. B R Ambedkar Hospital, we provide comprehensive services to diagnose, treat, and prevent kidney stones.


Causes:

Kidney stones can form when urine contains more crystal-forming substances than the fluid can dilute. Factors such as dehydration, high levels of certain minerals, and family history contribute to their development.


Symptoms:

Symptoms may include severe pain in the back or side, blood in the urine, and frequent urination. Prompt medical attention is essential for accurate diagnosis and timely intervention.


Diagnostic Services:

Our hospital offers advanced diagnostic services, including imaging studies and laboratory tests, to identify the size, type, and location of kidney stones accurately.


Treatment Options:

Conservative Management: Small stones may pass naturally with increased fluid intake and pain management.

Medications: Prescription medications can aid in stone dissolution or alleviate pain.


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL):

Non-invasive procedure using shock waves to break down stones.


Ureteroscopy: Minimally invasive procedure using a thin tube to remove or break down stones.


Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL): Surgical procedure for large stones, involving a small incision.


Preventive Measures:

Our experts guide patients on lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and hydration to prevent the recurrence of kidney stones.


Conclusion:

Understanding kidney stones and seeking timely medical care is crucial for managing this condition. At Dr. B R Ambedkar Hospital, our dedicated team ensures comprehensive care, utilizing advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities to provide relief and promote overall kidney health.




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