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Kidney Stones

 

Overview

Kidney Stones is a urinary disorder. Kidney stones or renal calculi are the solid crystal formation of urinary minerals within the kidney. The intense pain and obstruction of the ureter are caused when the stone size is 2-3 mm and it dislodges from the kidney and enters the urine stream.

 

Causes

Some people may absorb an unusual amount of calcium from their diet.  This excess calcium could crystallize in the urine forming a stone. In a number of cases, a person with a family history of kidney stones may be more susceptible to develop this problem. Certain kinds of medication and less fluid intake might cause the formation of kidney stones.

 

Symptoms

The presence of kidney stones can cause the sufferer to experience a cramping pain occurs mostly in the lower abdomen. There is also a possibility of blood being visible in the urine in certain cases. A person with kidney stones may suffer from sweating, chills, nausea and vomiting. Urination can often be scanty and painful.

 

 

Diagnosis

A through medical examination including a detailed study of the symptoms will be done by the doctor to make a diagnosis. A chemical analysis of the stone may also be prescribed by the doctor that can help the doctor to identify the cause. Other tests may be recommended by the doctor to make an accurate evaluation of the problem. The diagnosis could also depend on the severity of pain and its location.

 

 

Treatment

There are various treatments for kidney stones, in severe cases surgery may be needed. Patients should be monitored by a doctor to prevent complications from occurring. Various alternative therapies may be used to help with symptoms of kidney stones and assist in the removal of them. A qualified practitioner should be contacted for further advice.



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