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Kidney stones, severe pain in ureter. Tried acupuncture, homoeopathy. Treatment options?

I have had a kidney stone for about 4 months, and have been patiently waiting for it to pass, using acupuncture and homeopathic remedies, in addition to prescription meds and a huge amount of water to try to get it to pass It is not causing me undue pain, just chronic, nagging pain in the ureter , where it appears to be stuck. I would rather avoid surgery if possible, but wonder how long is long enough to wit before going that route. Thanks,
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Thanks for the query.
You have not mentioned the size of the stone. Usually if it is less than 10mm there is a chance that it may be flushed out. Drinking plenty of water is one way to help the process. There are a few medications available now which relax the muscles of the lower end of the ureter which may help stone passage.
You need to see a urologist who may prescribe these or advice other interventions.
Hope this helps
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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