Kidney stones are hard small pieces of stones primarily made up of uric acid or calcium that form in the urinary area. These stones can vary in sizes, from a few millimeters to a centimeter. They can cause pain, infection, bleeding and even kidney damage when not removed.
Types of kidney stones: There are mainly four major types of kidney stones:
- Stones containing magnesium as well as the waste product ammonia. They are usually called struvite stones and form due to urine infections
- Uric Acid Stones, they are formed when in excess of acid in the urine
- Cystine Stones, they are hereditary and rare
- Stones made from calcium, but not used by the muscles and bones, combined with phosphate or oxalate. These stones are the most common kidney stones.
There is a wide range of treatment options available to people suffering from kidney stones, but most of the people look for nonsurgical treatment. We at Chirayusuperspeciality hospital proud to provide the latest innovative non surgical treatment for these kidney stone patients. Our nephrologists and urologists are experts in simply non-invasive approaches to stone kidney surgery, including ESWL and laser lithotripsy. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy or ESWL is a method of treatment that can be used to destroy stones in 90% of people with urolithiasis.
Our kidney stone management team is made of a varied group of healthcare experts and professionals such as Urologists, Nephrologists, Radiologists, Clinical nurse specialists, Nutritionists, Researchers, Laboratory technicians, etc.
There are many signs of kidney stones that require a doctor’s help, including:
- Severe pain in your back
- Fever, Vomiting and chills
- Blood in urine
- A burning feeling when urinate
- Urine that looks cloudy and smells bad
People must drink lots of water to pass 2 or 3 liters of urine daily, the amount can be different from one person to another. However, if the stone is smaller than 5 millimeters in size, then it’s possible to pass in the urine without taking any medical care.