Kidney Stones (cont.)
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Kidney Stone Prognosis
Once a patient has passed a stone, there is a great likelihood that another stone will be passed in his or her lifetime. Since kidney stones may also be hereditary, this likelihood is passed on to the next generation. A patient who has experienced a stone is unlikely to forget the experience and often will arrive at the health-care facility already knowing the diagnosis. Those with recurrent stones may be given medication to keep at home should symptoms recur.
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/1/2014
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