Urine stones also called Kidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) are small, hard mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys. The stones are made of mineral and acid salts. The signs and symptoms are:
• Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
• Pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin
• Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
• Pain on urination
• Pink, red or brown urine
• Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
• Nausea and vomiting
• Persistent need to urinate
• Urinating more often than usual
• Fever and chills if an infection is present
• Urinating small amounts of urine
HOW IS URINE STONE DIAGNOSED?
The Urologist will get an Xray done, of the lower abdomen plus ultrasound test to detect the nature and size of the Urine Stone. If the diagnosis is inconclusive, then a CT scan can also be advised to get the complete picture.
HOW IS URINE STONE TREATED?
Most kidney stones won't require invasive treatment. Kidney stones that can't be treated with conservative measures may require more extensive treatment. Procedures may include:
• Using sound waves to break up stones.
• Surgery to remove very large stones in the kidney.
• Using a scope to remove stones.
• Parathyroid gland surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
That Urine Stone seems to occur more in men than in women for some inexplicable reason?