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Treatment for kidney stone - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i would like to get some information on kidney stones
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my brother in law is diagnosed with 6mm stone in his right kidney
User :   is this something to really worry about
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he is very scared and unable to bear the pain
Doctor :   Any stone greater than 5-6 mm may require Lithotripsy.
User :   its only 6mm so will it get dropped automatically
User :   or shld he for the treatment
Doctor :   I suggest that he takes plenty of oral fluids as they can sometimes wash the stone away.
User :   oh ok will do that
User :   what abt any alternative therapies
Doctor :   When in pain he can take pain killers to get relief.
User :   he says the painkillers are making him feel drowsy
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then he can take other pain killers like Meftal Spa
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   which do not cause drowsiness
User :   i heard of alternative therapies do they work
Doctor :   He should avoid some foods like
User :   my friend said try Neeri / or some calcitonin tablets that are OTC
Doctor :   No, he should avoid calcium foods
User :   oh ok fine
User :   will tell him
User :   is this something to really worry about
Doctor :   Also he should avoid sweet potato, soya, excess salt
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   He should take 2-3 L water per day
Doctor :   Lemonade is good
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