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jed3469 posted:
Hi there, i have had Kidney Stones for the past 12 years and have had some removed, they are in both Kidneys the right being the worst and in quite a lot of pain. I have had Lithotripisy, Ureterscopy, and PCNL, i went back in to Hospital yesterday for them to do another Ureterscopy and were unable to get to the stones in the Kidney so my Consultant was having a meeting about me today but he said there is a procedure called Nephrolithotomy- removal of the kidney stones taking part of my kidney away with the stones, has anyone had this procedure done before or can recommend anything else please, Thank you.
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counterso responded:
Kidney stones are nearly always caused by diet. Assuming you have calcium oxalate stones, hopefully you're willing to constrain your diet in a rigid manner so you can stop forming stones. Additionally you can take a supplement to help normalize your urine chemistry.

I can't speak about experience with the procedure you're describing, but I recommend visiting http://www.urologystone.com which is the most comprehensive resource on stones around. Over 3000 pages of information.


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