Urology leaflets for kidney stones


This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.


This leaflet provides information about cystinuria, including its symptoms and treatments.

Diet and lifestyle advice for the prevention of kidney stones

In this diet sheet we will give you general dietary advice to help prevent the formation of all types of kidney stones. This will be followed by advice specific to the most common stones: calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate and uric acid. Your doctor will discuss with you the type of stone that you have or, if it is not known, the most likely type. Most of the advice is applicable to all types of kidney stone.

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) - Surgery to remove your kidney stones

This leaflet explains what you can expect if you have a procedure to remove your kidney stones called a percutaneous nephrolithotomy. It describes the advantages and possible risks of the procedure and aims to answer the common questions usually raised by patients.

Twenty-four-hour urine collection for kidney stones

This leaflet explains more about a 24-hour urine collection, including instructions on how to collect your urine.
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