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Ureteral Stones

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is a ureteral stone?

A ureteral stone forms in the kidney and moves down the ureter and gets stuck there. The ureter is the tube that takes urine from the kidney to the bladder. Stones can form in the urinary system when your urine has high levels of minerals and salts. Urinary stones can be made of uric acid, calcium, phosphate, or oxalate crystals.

Kidney, Ureters, Bladder

What increases my risk for urinary stones?

What are the signs and symptoms of ureteral stones?

How are ureteral stones diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine you and ask about your symptoms. Tell your provider about your activity level and your usual foods. Also tell your provider about any health conditions you have. You may also need any of the following:

How are ureteral stones treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

What can I do to manage uretal stones?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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