Kidney Stones

Hattiesburg Clinic's urology team offers same-day treatment for patients needing relief from pain caused by kidney stones.

Kidney Stones Overview

Kidney stones are a painful reality for many people. According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in 10 people will have a kidney stone in his or her lifetime.

Caused by a buildup of salt and minerals in the kidneys, these stones can cause severe pain and discomfort as they pass through the urinary tract. While small kidney stones may pass through the body without causing significant issues, if left untreated, larger stones can lead to intense pain, urinary tract infections, and other complications. If you exhibit signs of kidney stones, it is important to receive an evaluation from a medical professional.

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

The symptoms of kidney stones can vary depending on the size and location of the stone. Common symptoms include:

  • Severe pain in the back, side and below the ribs
  • Pain that comes in “waves” radiating in the lower abdomen and/or groin
  • Frequent and painful urination
  • Pink, red or brown urine, indicating blood
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Painful urination or the persistent need to urinate without the ability to pass urine

How are kidney stones diagnosed?

To diagnose kidney stones, providers may use various tests including X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds to visualize the stones in the urinary tract. Additionally, urine and blood tests may be taken in order to evaluate kidney function and identify any underlying conditions that lead to kidney stone formation.

How are kidney stones treated?

At Hattiesburg Clinic, our urologists offer several treatment options including:

  • Medical Expulsion Therapy
  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopic Stone Extraction (Laser)
  • Stents
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

What are kidney stones?

Kidney stones are solid, pebble-like deposits that form in the kidneys. They are made up of various substances found in urine, such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid, which can crystallize and stick together to form stones of varying sizes.

What causes kidney stones?

Kidney stones can be caused by a variety of factors, including dehydration, and certain diets high in protein, sodium or sugar. Other factors such as weight or family history may increase the risk of kidney stones as well.

How can I prevent kidney stones?

You can limit your risk of kidney stones by maintaining a balanced diet low in sodium and meats and by staying hydrated, making sure to drink plenty of water.

What are my next steps?

If you are experiencing symptoms of kidney stones, it is important to get a medical evaluation quickly. At Hattiesburg Clinic our urology team offers same-day treatment for kidney stones making effective treatment for kidney stones fast and easy. No referral is necessary. Simply contact us today and schedule your appointment with a licensed and board-certified urologist.

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