Kidney Stone Doctors 11230

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When you have one or more kidney stones, you know that you need to find a doctor quickly. Although the symptoms will vary, some of them can be very unpleasant – especially if you have pain. Kidney stone doctors 11230 are available to help you get the relief you need, as well as a variety of treatments.

About Kidney Stones

Your kidneys filter out various products from your blood and produce urine. In some people, and under some circumstances, some of the crystals in your urine will stick together. This forms a kidney stone. While they are normally rather small, they can get as big as a golf ball.

It is possible for a kidney stone to cause blockage of the ureter. This may lead to a urinary tract infection, which could lead to sepsis.

Symptoms of Kidney Stones

The presence of kidney stones will make themselves known through several different symptoms. In most cases, the doctor will ask about your symptoms, which may include:

  • Pain in your belly, back, or side
  • Blood in your urine
  • Cloudy or smelly urine
  • Pain while urinating
  • An urgent need to urinate
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting.

Diagnosis

After you come into the clinic, the kidney stone doctors 11230 will conduct some diagnostic tests. Depending on the symptoms, the tests may include blood tests, imaging (CT scan, ultrasound, x-rays with dye, etc.), urine tests, and an analysis of any stones you have passed.

Treatment Of Kidney Stones

After an official diagnosis has been given, the doctors will decide on which type of treatment you will need. This will vary depending on the size of the stones and the location.

  • Sound waves– for kidney stones that are larger, doctors may use sound waves. The procedure is called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and it is used to break large kidney stones into smaller ones that can be passed through your urine.
  • Surgery– larger stones can be removed through surgery that involves going in through your back. You will be placed on general anesthesia for this procedure and need to stay in the hospital for a couple of days.
  • Scope– for smaller stones, the doctor may use a scope with a camera to go up your urethra. Once the stone is located, it will either be pulled out or broken in pieces.

After the diagnostic tests, the doctors may feel that you could pass the stone without medical help. If so, you could be given some medications and some recommendations for lifestyle changes.

Lifestyle Changes

If you are prone to developing kidney stones, there are some things that can help prevent them. Drinking more water will help to flush out stones, and over-the-counter pain medication should provide some relief. Eat food products with natural calcium, but avoid calcium supplements. You will also want to reduce your salt intake.

The Quality First Urgent Care clinic in Brooklyn has kidney stone doctors 11230 that can diagnose and treat your kidney stones. We understand that you need pain relief and, to help you, we see each of our patients quickly. We also accept most health insurance plans.

 

Kidney Stone Doctors 11230

6010 Bay Parkway, 9th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11204