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Kidney stones, elevated uric acid. Would medicines be sufficient for treatment?

Hi doctor, I have been suffering from kidney stones for a while. my uric acid is always high even though I am vegetarian. Currently I have 4 uric acid stones in my right kidney (2mm, 4mm, 6mm, 1 cm). Would medication be enough to dissolve the stones. For example taking Urolyt and zyloric. I do not want to do laser or shockwave as I heard it could have really painful consequences. Best regards,
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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nonsurgical methods for treatment of uric acid stones should be supplemented with adequate fluid intake. If you are able to increase your urine out put to the range of 2-4 L of urine per day, you should be able to avoid further stones. The medications may help in dissolving some of your existing stones and coupled with adequate urine flow and oral fluid intake, you may be able to address your kidney stones. Please bear in mind that a stone which is symptomatic or obstructing will require treatment by a urologist. If the stones were just identified without causing symptoms or obstruction, then no acute intervention is required.
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