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How are kidney stones treated?

Kidney stones are usually treated with medication to relieve pain and by drinking lots of water to help the kidney stones pass. If you are having trouble passing a stone, a doctor may prescribe medication that helps to relax the muscles in the urinary tract, so that the stone can pass out of the body faster. Pain-relief medication may also be prescribed to treat the pain associated with passing a kidney stone. Large kidney stones may need to be surgically removed if you are unable to pass them naturally.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease


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