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What are the types of kidney stones?
Kidney stones can be of many types based on their composition. Some of them are calcium stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones, cystine stones etc. 80% of the stones are composed of calcium.
What causes Kidney stones?
There is a delicate balance maintained in the urine in our body. When this balance of minerals is disturbed, kidney stones are formed. Some of the reasons for the imbalance are:
Lack of enough fluid in the body
Intake of a diet which is high in oxalate, sodium and protein
What are the symptoms of Kidney Stones?
When the stone is stationary in the kidney, it does not cause any pain. But, when it moves from the kidney into the ureter, it causes symptoms like:
Extreme pain in the back and sides
Pain while passing urine
Nausea and vomiting
Red or brown urine
Can the stone disappear naturally?
Very small sized stone less than ¼ inch usually can pass through the urinary tract.
What the risks of delaying treatment of kidney stones?
What is the cost for kidney stone removal surgery?
The cost of the surgery varies based on the severity or complexity of the disease, and the procedure chosen. Please refer to the procedure page for more details on Ayu Health packages.
How can I prevent kidney stones?
Drinking 2-3 litres of water and other fluids can prevent all types of stones.
How can I reduce kidney stone pain?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids are needed to relieve the pain. Before taking any medication, you should consult with a doctor.
Urology is a field of medicine that focuses on the diseases and conditions related to the male and female urinogenital tract. It includes diagnosing and treating problems associated with kidneys/ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urologists here at Ayu Health Hospitals are highly-trained and board-certified experts with specified hands-on experience in treating a wide range of conditions associated with urology and nephrology.
Urology and nephrology care at Ayu Health Hospitals offers world-class PSA, kidney stone, prostate treatment, and kidney transplant facilities. We provide advanced minimally-invasive treatments that include laser and laparoscopic methods for the treatment of certain urology conditions like kidney stones.
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