kidney (renal) stones

Q | when the stone has been removed or passed, will I need any further investigations?

A | Patients can be categorised with regards to their risk of getting further stones. A high-risk patient may have one or more of the following:

  • Previous problems with stones
  • A strong family history of urinary tract stones
  • Bone or specific gut diseases
  • Gout
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Known nephrocalcinosis (calcium deposits within the kidney)
  • Children who present with stones

The investigations will include urine tests, blood tests and X-rays or CT scans, which will be discussed with you at your consultation.