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 Topic Overview
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Should I use lithotripsy to break up my kidney stones?
 Actionsets help people take an active role in managing a health condition.  How can I change my diet to prevent kidney stones?
 Cause
 Symptoms
 What Happens
 What Increases Your Risk
 Actionsets help people take an active role in managing a health condition.  Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet
 When To Call a Doctor
 Exams and Tests
 retrograde pyelogram
 medical history and physical exam
 Treatment Overview
 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Kidney Stones: Should I Have Lithotripsy to Break Up the Stone?
 Actionsets help people take an active role in managing a health condition.  Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet
 Prevention
 Actionsets help people take an active role in managing a health condition.  Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet
 Home Treatment
 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
 Medications
 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
 Potassium citrate
 Thiazides
 Allopurinol
 Sodium bicarbonate
 Urease inhibitors
 Surgery
 percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy
 open surgery
 Other Treatment
 Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
 Ureteroscopy
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Kidney Stones: Should I Have Lithotripsy to Break Up the Stone?
 Other Places To Get Help
 Related Information
 References
 
 
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