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Before your appointment

To get ready for your appointment with your healthcare provider:

  • Write down how you feel, your symptoms, and any concerns you have. Use a symptom tracker​ (PDF) to help you remember information about your symptoms. Common symptoms you may have with kidney stones​ are pain in your back or side, blood in your urine, painful urination, changes in how often or how much you pee (urinary frequency and urgency), or nausea and vomiting.
  • Review your list of symptom​​s and questions and mark the things that are most important for you to share with your healthcare provider.
  • Make a list of any ​medicines​ you use, including any vitamins, lotions, herbs, and supplements.
  • Ask someone you trust to go with you to your appointment. They can help you ask questions, write down instructions, and remember explanations.
  • Bring a pen and paper and plan to write notes during the visit or record the conversation using your phone or an app like the Alberta Health Services My Care Conversations app​.

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Kidney Stone Pathway

Download or print the full patient pathway (PDF) and summary (one-page PDF​) to learn more about how to manage and treat your kidney stones.
Patient Pathway      Summary  

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