The Reality: Mineral deposits that build up in the kidney and ultimately block the ureter connecting the kidney to the bladder. Sometimes, by increasing liquid intake, they will naturally pass out with your urine. If not, give us a call for an immediate appointment.
How do we treat them? We offer two kinds of lithotrypsy (shock treatment) in our office, extracorporeal and electrohydraulic. We may recommend a metabolic assessment to see if we can prevent reoccurrence.