Kidney Stones Topic Guide

Kidney Stones Kidney Stones: The kidney filters waste products and excess water from the body. Sometimes, because of factors that include heredity, diet, and medications, waste products crystallize in the kidney, forming stones. Symptoms include: Treatment includes medications and fluids. Doctors may need to insert a scope during a ureteroscopy to remove the stones, or use sound waves to break the stones into smaller pieces.

Kidney Stones Topic Guide - Visuals

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Kidney Stones Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate Potassium Phosphate And Sodium Phosphate

Phosphorus is a naturally occurring substance that is important in every cell in the body. The majority of phosphorus in the body is found in the bones. The ...learn more »

penicillamine Penicillamine

Penicillamine is a chelating (KEE-late-ing) agent that binds to excess copper and removes it from the blood stream. In certain conditions, excess copper can...learn more »

hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

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