Your urologist in Milford, MA, can help you get relief from kidney stone pain
Kidney stones can be a big problem, causing pain that can be debilitating. Fortunately, your urologist can help you get relief from kidney stone pain and other urological issues. Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg at Urology Specialists of Milford, in Milford, MA, provides comprehensive urology services, including diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones.
Kidney stones are caused by minerals in your urine combining and forming a mass. Small kidney stones may be excreted in your urine without causing any unpleasant symptoms. Larger kidney stones can cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including:
- Blood in your urine
- Foul-smelling urine
- Pain when you urinate
- A feeling of having to urinate often
- Pain on your side or back
- Pain in your abdomen
- Fever, nausea, and vomiting
If you have any of the signs and symptoms listed above, you should visit your urologist, who may recommend an ultrasound of your kidneys, x-rays of your abdomen, or a CT scan to determine the size, number, and locations of your kidney stones.
If you do have a kidney stone, your urologist has a variety of treatments to eliminate kidney stones and eliminate your kidney stone pain.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy, also known as ESWL, is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to break up a large kidney stone into smaller pieces, which can be excreted in your urine. ESWL is performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation.
Ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy use a small telescope instrument that is inserted into your bladder and up into the ureter. When the instrument reaches a stone, the stone can be broken up or pulled out.
To read more detailed information about kidney stones and kidney stone treatment, please visit the Kidney Stone section on the Urology Specialists of Milford website by clicking here.
To learn more about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney stones, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg at Urology Specialists of Milford, in Milford, MA. You can reach him in the office by calling (508) 473-6333, so call now.