Male and Female Urology
Alek Mishail, MD
Diplomate of American Board of Urology
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Urinary stones cause significant amount of discomfort in patients. These stones typically form in the kidneys, however some may form in the urinary bladder. A kidney stone is a hardened crystal formed from mineral and acid salts. The urine normally dilutes and dissolves these substances, however when the composition of urine is unbalanced (i.e during dehydration) crystallized stones can form.
There are several different types of kidney stones. Some of the most common stones are made up of calcium, phosphate, uric acid and cystine.
Common symptoms patients may experience during stone attack:
Urinary stones can be treated in several ways depending on their composition, location, and size. Some stones can be treated with medications while others require surgical intervention and stone breaking (called lithotripsy). Examples of intervention include:
During your treatment we will help you identify risk factors for kidney/ bladder stones. By identifying risk factors and using proactive and preventative measures, you can avoid being exposed to the unpleasant and debilitating symptoms of urinary stones.