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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment to remove kidney stone

my son age 22years is having 5mm stone in lower pole of ieft kidney. he has gone through 3 days hydro therapy in a hospital where 15 glucose bottles were injected to him.but the stone did not came out. he is suffering badly from pain. doctor has advised him to take plenty of water and take pain killer? can you suggest suitable medicines by which this can be cured?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016
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5 mm stone in lower part of the kidney usually does not cause pain unless it drops into the ureter- the tube draining urine from kidney to bladder.

I presume the diagnosis is based on a CT scan of the kidneys and bladder and not based on ultrasound alone. If not then I would advice you to get a CT scan of kidneys and bladder. Ultrasound is not good for diagnosing stones in the ureter.

If the stone in ureter is confirmed on CT scan and if your son is still in pain then the only treatment is do to surgery to remove the stone. If the stone in ureter is small then he can be treated by a combination of pain killers called NSAID(diclofenac, ibuprofen, Naproxen etc) and tamsulosin.
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