Quick Info for Quick Kidney Stone Diagnosis and Treatment

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If you are having trouble urinating due to severe pain, you probably have a kidney stone formation going on in your urinary system. A kidney stone, which may be the size of a grain of sand or as big as a peanut, is actually a solid mass composed of tiny crystals. When it is sufficient in size, the stone can indeed cause sudden pain especially if it is already blocking your kidney or your ureter (thin tube connecting the kidney to the bladder).

Extreme back pain is one of the common early symptoms of kidney stone. If you’re feeling the pain and symptoms, it is advisable to get checked by a medical specialist as early as possible to avoid potential complications, such as kidney scarring and urinary tract infection.

Bear in mind that kidney stone formation is usually caused by high level of certain substances in your body. Hence, early kidney stone diagnosis and treatment may only involve dietary avoidance of those substances causing your kidney stone and drinking a lot of water. Tiny kidney stones normally pass on their own, and water induces production of urine to cleanse your system.

At Collin County Urology, your urine will be immediately checked and x-ray is conducted to check for presence of kidney stones. If none is seen and yet you have symptoms consistent with kidney stone, special x-rays (CT scan or IVP) will be utilized to probe further for stones too small for a plain x-ray.

The highly experienced team at Collin County Urology will treat your problem foremost with effective and natural methods to catalyze passing the stones on their own. (Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the function and disorders of the urinary system.) Any obtained stone fragment will be subjected to careful analysis to prevent recurrence of kidney stone formation. The Urology Team will counsel you on recommended medical and dietary strategies to prevent another stone occurrence. More educational info on kidney stones at this LINK PAGE.

Led by Urology Surgeons Dr. Michael G. Wierschem and Dr. Joseph L. Padalino, the Collin County Urology Team is also topnotch in minimally invasive procedures and specialized interventions for serious kidney stone cases. Some of these procedures include Ureteroscopy (for small stone in the ureter) and Lithotripsy (for larger stones in the kidneys). Doctors Wierschem and Padalino are both certified by the American Board of Urology.

If you’re looking for professional answers to your kidney stone concerns, please contact us now at (972) 403-5425 or thru this contact form.

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