Stones

Stones are common, seen in more than 5% of adults. It is a painful condition and requires immediate medical attention. The need for medical attention is to get relieved of pain and to avoid the further consequences of presence of obstruction and the stone itself.

TREATMENT PLAN FOR URINARY STONES

Majority of stones can be managed with medicines.Some stones however need further treatments.Based on location this can be:

RENAL STONES

URETERIC STONES

BLADDER STONES

  • Cystolithotripsy
  • Open cystolithotomy.

Laparoscopic Stone Removal

HOW DOES ONE PREVENT STONE FORMATION / RECURRENCE?

A person who has had a renal stone in the past, is 30-50 % more likely to have a stone in the next 5 years than a non stone former. Therefore it is very important to follow certain diet and life style modification to prevent stone formation.

  • Maintain 2-2.5 litres of urine output a day, by drinking about 3 litres of water.
  • Regular exercise
  • Reduce salt and sugar intake
  • Reduce intake of non vegetarian diet.
  • Restrict intake of milk to not more than 2 cups per day.
  • Avoids soda and other aerated drinks.
  • Intake of foods which prevent stone formation. Bananas, Citrus fruits(lime, orange), Tender coconut water, pine apple, Carrots and bitter guard.