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Kidney stones information and locations

Kidney stones are formed inside the kidneys or along the urinary tract. These stones are hard deposits made of calcium, oxalate, or uric acid. Dehydration, diet, obesity, or medical conditions can increase the risk of kidney stones.
Some people may never notice that they have had a kidney stone, while larger stones can be very painful to pass through the urinary tract, causing blood in the urine, nausea, and vomiting, or pain in the lower abdomen. The type of treatment will depend if it’s blocking the urinary tract, the type of stone, and its size.

The most common treatments for kidney stones are:

Shock wave lithotripsy - (SWL)
The urologist uses shock wave lithotripsy to break down the stones into stone dust, breaking them into smaller pieces so they can pass through the urinary tract. This treatment is effective in stones that are 4 mm and 2 cm in diameter.
Ureteroscopy and cystoscopy
The urologist inserts a cystoscope, a thin cable-looking device that can help the doctor look and find stones inside the urethra and bladder. The ureteroscope provides clear images of the kidneys and ureters. The doctor removes or breaks the stone into small pieces so it can then pass through the urine.
Benefits
Save up to 76.67%
Treatment can help alleviate pain
Reduces the risk of infection
Can prevent more serious complications
Down time
1 day
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Mexico City, CDMX.
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Kidney stones frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions.
How do kidney stones form?
Kidney stones are caused when there are high levels of calcium, oxalate, and phosphorus in the urine.
How can I prevent getting kidney stones?
Drinking water regularly and reducing the amount of salt in foods are some of the recommendations. If you have a history of kidneys stones talk to a doctor.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

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