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Kidney stones, heavy pain, put in stints, removed stone, on heavy medication. Any alternated treatment?

My son-in-law has had severe kidney stones for 8 months. I can t even tell you how many times he has been in the hospital and lays in excruciating pain. They have put in stints 3 times, have gone into the kidneys and removed stones, 24 hr urine collection and given heavy duty pain meds for months. We can't go on like this what do you suggest?

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Asked On : Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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there are many diseases in which pat has tendendency for recurrent stone.if they are causing obstruction stents are needed.24 hr urine collection and analysis is needed to know etiology or type of stone.and then some drugs and diet is recommended to prevent reccurent stones.your reports are needed to guide you properly.special test like 24 hour urinary calcium,phosphorous,oxalate,uric acid needed
Answered: Sat, 19 Oct 2013
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