Excellent care for kidney stones in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Kidney stones develop from the buildup (crystallization) of salts and minerals usually within the kidney. As the crystals enlarge into stones, they may either adhere to the kidney itself or travel to other sites within the urinary tract. In addition to severe, intense pain, kidney stones can cause bleeding, infection and urinary obstruction.

Specialized evaluation and testing for kidney stones.

Urologists and primary care providers refer their patients to kidney stone management at Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to evaluate kidney stone activity and coordinate and perform outpatient lab studies. During this evaluation, our kidney specialists will also determine if you have one or more of the risk factors for kidney stones, which include:

  • Family or personal history
  • Dehydration or insufficient water intake
  • High amounts of protein, sodium or salt in the diet
  • Obesity
  • Digestive disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Gastric bypass surgery or other types of bowl surgeries
  • Specific medical conditions, such as renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism, and others

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Be aware of kidney stones’ signs and symptoms.

Kidney stones can develop without causing symptoms until they move around within the kidney or pass from the kidney into the ureter on the way to the bladder. When that occurs, you could experience any of a variety of symptoms that are often the initial (and unforgettable) signs that you have a kidney stone. These include:

  • Severe pain in the side and back
  • Pain radiating to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pink, red, brown, cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Persistent need to urinate or more frequent urination
  • Reduced urine output

Avoid or resolve kidney stones with help from DNA.

To prevent kidney stones from reoccurring, DNA nephrologists in our Dallas-Ft Worth kidney stone management programs will likely recommend specific diet modification, increased fluid intake and sometimes medications. You may be successful in expelling the kidney stone through the urinary tract. However, our kidney doctors may recommend surgery to remove the stone if it:

  • Blocks the flow of urine
  • Causes an infection
  • Damages the kidney

For surgery to remove or fragment the stone, DNA nephrologists will refer you to a urologist.

For more about kidney stone management at Dallas Nephrology Associates, call 877-654-3639 or reach us via our convenient online form