A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline substance formed in the kidney or urinary tract.
Treatment for kidney stones
In mild cases, when the stones are small, they could be flushed out with constant hydration (Pain management may be needed) Lithotripsy
- In this treatment, a shockwave is sent into the kidney stone to break it up into smaller pieces
(Pain management and anti-inflammatory treatment may be needed)
Large stones which do not respond to above treatment may need surgical procedures like percutaneous nephrolithotomy
(removing stone through an incision in the back) or ureteroscopic stone removal (removing stone by inserting a thin tube into the urethra)