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Non-Surgical Treatments for Small Kidney Stones

Patients with smaller kidney stones are typically able to pass the stones through the urinary tract with the aid of the following:

  • Pain relievers – Your doctor may recommend over the counter pain relievers (ibuprofen, acetaminophen) to relieve some discomfort of passing a small stone.
  • Medication – Alpha-blockers can help relax the muscles in the ureter, which will help you pass a small stone with less pain.
  • Increased fluid intake – Drinking an increased amount of water (up to three quarts) may be recommended to help flush out the stone from the urinary tract.

Treatment for Kidney Stones

Hydration is Key.

Did you know that increasing your fluid intake is the single most important thing you can do if you are forming kidney stones? Lemonade made with real lemons has citrate which can be good for the prevention of kidney stones.

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