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  1. There are no definite causes why we get kidney stones. However, lesser intake of water and fluids is believed to be a major risk factor for formation of kidney stones. Certain factors such as diabetes, obesity, family history of kidney stones, etc may increase your risk of developing kidney stones.

  1. With the non-invasive and blood-less procedure of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (or ESWL), the urologist can successfully break large kidney stones which cannot pass naturally. ESWL uses shock waves to break up large stones present in the kidney, bladder, or ureter. After the procedure, the tiny fragments of the stone or stones pass out of the body in your urine, without causing any pain or discomfort. This procedure can be completed in around 45 minutes to 1 hour and most patients can go home the day of their procedure.

  1. Kidney stones are very common among people of all ages and sexes. Kidney stones alone are not dangerous but untreated kidney stones can cause serious and life-threatening complications such as infection, hydronephrosis, kidney damage, permanent kidney failure. In rare cases, the patient may battle for his life due to life-threatening complications that arose due to kidney stones.

  1. The approximate cost your kidney stone treatment will depend on the type of kidney stone removal procedure that you choose. You can expect an approximate bill to be anywhere from INR 30,000 to INR 1,10,000 for your kidney stone removal treatment. The cost of your kidney stone removal surgery will vary, depending on the type of procedure chosen, the city and the hospital where the procedure is being performed, the fee of the surgeon or surgeons performing the surgery, type of anesthesia used, if the patient has any chronic illness or underlying medical coRead more

  1. Depending upon the type, size, and location of kidney stones, a number of treatment options are available. If you have a small kidney stone (less than 5mm in size), it is quite possible that the stones will pass naturally. For such stones, usually drinking enough water and other home remedies are enough.  You can speed up the process using certain medicines that loosen the urinary tract to allow the proper passage for kidney stones. However, for stones that are bigger than 5-6mm, there is a great chance that these will get lodged in the ureter. ThereforeRead more

  1. It is better to consult a good urologist as soon as the symptoms of kidney stones arise. If you notice symptoms like excruciating pain in the lower back, nausea, pain while peeing, frequent urination and inability to void the bladder, these can indicate the presence of kidney stones. In such a condition, visit an experienced urologist and get proper diagnosis done. This way, you can get to know about the size and location of the kidney stone at an early stage and thus adopt appropriate measures for its treatment. Doing so will save you from aggravated trRead more

  1. Every surgical procedure has an associated risk of infections and certain complications after the surgery. This risk is higher for some surgical procedures and lower for the others. By choosing the right treatment option, you can minimize the risk of complications. When it comes to kidney stone treatments, the open surgery procedure can be a little unsafe. But if you choose the modern procedures like SWL, laser treatment or laparoscopic treatment, these are very safe and have a very low risk of complications. These are minimally invasive procedures and tRead more