Doctors for Nephrolithiasis in Yattingudda, Hubli-Dharwad
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The formation of crystal aggregates in the urinary tract results in kidney stones, the clinical condition referred to as nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones might produce no symptoms or may be associated with one or several of the following: flank pain, gross or microscopic hematuria, obstruction of one or both kidneys, and urinary infections. The stones are usually formed by one of four substances: calcium, uric acid, magnesium ammonium phosphates (or struvite), or cystine.
HOW IS NEPHROLITHIASIS DIAGNOSED?
Nephrolithiasis is diagnosed based on the specific symptoms, physical examination and evaluation of patient history. Nephrologists may order for other imaging tests like helical scan are performed to check status of stones. Microscopic examination of the urine, urine culture, complete blood count and renal function tests are other diagnostic test for confirming Nephrolithiasis
HOW IS NEPHROLITHIASIS TREATED?
Treatment for Nephrolithiasis is done surgically by taking out the stone. In many cases, laser surgery is preferred. To manage the pain, NSAIDs are given along with IV hydration and Nonnarcotic analgesics.
DID YOU KNOW?
The kidney stones don’t cause any permanent damage but passing out the stones through urine can be extremely painful.