Dienst Urologie AZ Klina

Treatment of Kidney and Ureteral Stones

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You have been diagnosed with a kidney or ureteral stone. This leaflet describes the different treatment options wich you can discuss with your doctor. Together you can decide which approach is right for you.

Factors that influence the decision include:

  • Your symtoms
  • Stone characteristics
  • Your medical history
  • The kind of treatment available at your hospital and the expertise of your doctor
  • Your personal preferences and values


Not all stones require treatment. You need treatment if your stone causes discomfort and does not pass naturally with urine. Your doctor may also advise treatment if you have pre-existing medical conditions.

There are different treatment methods for emergency and non-emergency situations.