Medical Expulsive Therapy
Stones in the lower ureter may pass more quickly if you are prescribed Tamsulosin (Flomax). We call this Medical Expulsive Therapy (MET).
For small stones of any type, we may offer you pain killers (e.g., non steroid anti-inflammatory drugs – e.g., Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naprosyn, Advil). We may give medication to relieve the nausea, and we often give IV fluids. We would give you a strainer to catch any stones that pass. A finely meshed fish net works well also!