Kidney Stones (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call a doctor immediately if you have symptoms that suggest you have a kidney stone, such as:
Call your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a kidney stone and have another problem, such as:
Call your doctor to find out if you need an exam when you:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you get better on your own, you won't need medical treatment. If you get worse, you and your doctor will decide what to do next.
If you are passing a kidney stone under your doctor's advice, you may be able to pass the stone without medical treatment if you:
Who to see
If you need immediate help because of pain from kidney stones, you may see an emergency medicine specialist.
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat nonurgent kidney stones include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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