KIDNEY STONES

 

KIDNEY STONES are hard masses or crystals created by substances in urine that form rock-like structures on the inside of the kidney.  Stones can range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball, and can be smooth, round, jagged or asymmetrical depending on their composition.  Some stones pass unnoticed without any symptoms, while others cause sudden severe pain usually felt in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen.  Pain can sometimes spread to the groin area.  There may also be blood in the urine, nausea and/or vomiting.  

 

There are many causes of kidney stones, but the most common cause is lack of fluids.  When a person does not consume enough fluids, the urine becomes concentrated which increases the chance of crystals forming.  If the stone cannot pass easily, pain will continue and there may be a burning sensation or a continued feeling of the need to urinate.  There are four types of stones, but the most commonly found is calcium oxalate. 

 

There are multiple ways to treat stones, including:

  • Shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Open surgery

 

The type of treatment required may be determined by size, location and, if known, composition of the stone.

 

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