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Kidney and bladder :
Kidney Stones/Renal Stones

Kidney stones or renal stones are gravel-like collections of chemicals that may appear in any area of the urinary system, from the kidney to the bladder. Extremely painful, these stones may be small or large, single or multiple.

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy to Remove Larger Size Kidney Stones
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Kidney Stone Surgeries are Introducing More Contamination
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Alpha-lipoic Acid Prevents Kidney Stones in Rare Genetic Disease
Highlights
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Alpha-Blockers may be Effective To Help Remove Kidney Stones
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First-Time Kidney Stone Formers are at Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidney stones affect just over 7% of adults, and that number has been on the rise. Though previous studies have identified a long-term risk of chr.....


Urinary Infection
Bacterial infection of urinary bladder can cause pain and burning sensation while passing urine. Abnormal Vesico-ureteric reflex, due to which the urine goes back to the kidneys from the bladder is also known to cause infection... Read More
History of Urinary Stone Disease
Stones in the urinary system can form in the kidneys and can sometimes travel down towards the bladder to give rise to acute colics. .. Read More
Ureteroscopy - Overview
Ureteroscopy is an endoscopic procedure that clears stones from the ureter or the kidney... Read More
Kidney Failure due to Melamine Toxicity
Adulteration of food with melamine results in the formation of kidney stones and kidney failure, even leading to death... Read More
Kidney Stones / Renal Stones - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - FAQs
A kidney stone is a solid mass made up of tiny crystals and may appear in any area of the urinary system... Read More
Tests for Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are diagnosed using radiological tests like plain x-ray KUB, CT scan, ultrasound and intravenous pyelography, blood tests and urine tests... Read More
Kidney Stones in children - Can Children Get Kidney Stones?
Increase in salt concentration in the urine results in precipitation of crystals and these lead to formation of kidney stones. Drinking a lot of water can prevent kidney stones... Read More
Kidney Stones during Pregnancy
Urolithiasis is a condition where stones ranging from microscopic sizes to large ones are found in the kidney, ureters or in the urinary bladder... Read More
Kidney Stones are Common after Bariatric Surgery
Learn more about the risks for kidney stones (“nephrolithiasis”) after weight loss (“bariatric”) surgery... Read More
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