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Urinary Calculi

Urinary Calculi Causes

When the uterine contains too much of certain substances, kidney stones can be formed. Said substances can create small crystals that become stones.

Urinary Calculi Definition

Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are solid, crystal aggregations of dissolved minerals in urine. They typically form inside the kidneys or bladder. nephrolithiasis and urolithiasis refer to the presence of calculi in the kidneys and urinary tract, respectively.

Urinary Calculi Diagnosis

Typically colic in nature, clinical diagnosis of the disease is usually made on the basis of the location and severity of the pain. To confirm the diagnosis, imaging and a number of other tests are performed to establish both the possible cause and consequences of the stone.

Urinary Calculi Symptoms and Signs

Kidney stones have various symptoms namely colicky pain, hematuria, dysuria, oliguria, and nausea and vomiting.

Urinary Calculi Treatment

Relieving existing symptoms and preventing further symptoms are the goals of treating Urinary calculi. Treatment of the disease depends on the type of stone and the severity of the symptoms. Urine should be strained, the stone saved and tested to determine the type when the stone passes. To control or ease the pain, pain relievers may be taken. Narcotic analgesics however might be needed for more sever pain. Doctors may prescribe medication to decrease stone formation, but this is still dependent on the type of stone.

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