If you have been diagnosed with a kidney or ureteral stone, there are different treatment options which you can discuss with the urologist. Together, you can decide which approach is right for you.
Factors that influence the decision include:
- Your symptoms
- Stone characteristics
- Your medical history
- The kind of treatment available in the hospital and the expertise of your doctor
- Your personal preferences and values
Not all stones require treatment. You need treatment if your stone causes discomfort and does not pass or likely to pass, naturally with urine. Urologist may also advise treatment if you have pre-existing medical conditions. There are different treatment methods for emergency and non-emergency situations.