kidney stoneKidney stone is one of the disease which can cause the severe pain for the sufferer. Both kidneys, ureters and urinary bladders are urinary system in our body.

Stone is located not only in kidneys (right or left side or maybe both sides) but also in ureters or bladder. Kidney stone can experience a backache, abdominal pain, bloody and cloudy urine, fever and another bad feelings.

How to detect kidney stone?

Sometimes, plain photo abdomen x-ray can detect it if the stone in radioopaque shadow (white sign), but radioluscent (gray/black sign) is difficult to be visualized. It’s also influenced by the size of stone, gas existence and feces within upper abdominal area and so on. The easier ways to detect it is with  Abdominal Ultrasound and IVP (Intra Venous Pyelography).

With BNO-IVP, the stone size and location is blatantly seen, because contrast media is injected into vein to show the anatomy and flow of urinary system. Step by step x-ray images within time (for example 7 minutes, 15, 25, 45 and post-voiding), the Doctor can uphold the right diagnosis. Some requisition Doctors will check also for the blood and urine in Laboratory to make sure the type and chemical structure of the stone and any infection possibility.

How to Treat Kidney Stone?

1. If the size of kidney stone is around 4 mm or not more than 6 mm, naturally can pass out spontaneously via ureter. But if bigger, it’s a problem. The main key to hit kidney stone naturally is drinking much water and do not hold to urinate if you feel to go to toilet. Lemon juice is also the right way to pass out the kidney stone.

2. Doctor or Urologist is usually will give you some options for treatments like drug prescription for destroying the kidney stone. This is the first step before continuing the next one if drug medication fail to recover.

3. Several treatments for kidney stone medication is Extra Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, Ureteroscopic stone removal, Laparoscopy surgery, etc.

4. Big surgery is the last effort if the other medical treatments are not effective and still make the patients feel severe painful.

Every option choices depend on the patient health condition, size & location of kidney stone, anatomy of urinary system and maybe the budget required for the treatment. Please avoid the big surgery as long as kidney stone is still treated from outside the body like Extra Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

With this way, kidney stone destroy by shockwave from back side and targeted stone will become smaller particles and hope will pass out naturally. I think your Doctor will decide the best way for your problem or learn how to remove kidney stone in natural way.

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