Treatment of kidney stone involves most stones can be treated with increased fluid intake, changes in diet and medication. About 90 percent of stones will pass by themselves within three 3 to 6 weeks, while some may have to be dissolved using medications, However, calcium containing stones can not be dissolved.
Some stones are removed by passing a telescopic instrument into the bladder or in to the ureters tubes that connect the bladder and kidneys. To pull the stones out or to break then into small fragments, shock waves or laser beams are used.
The latest method of stone removal as treatment for Kidney Stone is called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. The technique breaks down stones into small fragments by hign energy shock waves from a device outside the body.