For extreme pains, medication can be through the vein to ensure that it will take effect faster. This process of medication is also ideal for people who have low tolerance in taking oral pills. If NSAIDs cannot be administered directly, fluids can also be given to the patient suffering from the pain of kidney stones through the mouth to ensure that there will be enough supply of fluid for the urine.
Other treatments options
Although medication can be administered at home, there will be times that the patient need to be brought to the hospitalized especially if the pain does not subside immediately. Once hospitalized, the patient will be asked to strain urine in order to cover the stone and collected for laboratory analysis. Here, the type of stone will be determined as well as its size and number through an imaging test. If your kidney stones are smaller than 5 millimeters, you're safe to take medication.
But if the stone is about 10 millimeters, you will need to undergo a procedure such as: "Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)" which is the most common option of procedure because it can easily remove stones in the renal pelvis and upper ureter.
The "Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PNL)," that is ideal for complex and extremely large kidney stones because it involves invasive surgical procedure in the process of removal which are small telescopic instruments passing through the person's skin.
And the "Ureteroscopy" which is used for removing stones that are obstructed in the middle and lower portion of the person's ureter with the aid of a tiny telescopic instrument passes through the urethra and bladder and into the ureter and kidney to remove the kidney stones.