Kidney Stones Symptoms and Treatments – Armen Dikranian MD, Urology Alhambra CA

The reason why most kidney stones form is not known. A stone could cause no problems but usually it causes pain. Most kidney stones pass-out using the and are small. Some rocks become trapped in a kidney or in the pipe draining urine in the help (the ureter). They could then cause problems or chronic symptoms. There are numerous treatments to eliminate a stuck stone. About half of individuals who have a kidney stone develop another one at a later time in their life. Drinking a lot of water each day might prevent this from happening again (a recurrence).

What is a Kidney Stone?

Kidney stones can form in the kidney, while in the pipe draining urine from your kidney (the ureter) or in the bladder. They could be numerous dimensions and shapes. Kidney stones’ size runs from small tiny crystals to stones as large as potatoes.

What are the symptoms of Kidney Stones?

Sometimes, a kidney stone is based on a kidney and causes no problems or symptoms. You might not know that a stone has formed. If symptoms do arise, they include one or more of the following:

  • Pain from the kidney. There is that a rock stuck in a help may cause discomfort within the aspect of the stomach.
  • Renal colic. This is a significant pain – which will comes and moves but may sometimes even be continuous – and is caused by a rock that goes in to the pipe draining urine in the help (the ureter). The stone becomes stuck. The ureter squeezes the stone towards the kidney, that causes extreme pain in the area of the tummy (stomach). The pain may spread down into the lower abdomen or groin. You may sweat or feel tired due to the pain.
  • Blood. You may see body within your urine (urine turns red) caused by a rock rubbing against the inside your ureter.
  • Infection. Urine infections are far more common in people who have kidney stones. Attacks could cause high temperature (temperature), pain on passing urine and increased frequency of passing urine.

What are some treatments for Kidney Stones?

Stone removal can be achieved by a standard operation where skin needs to be cut allowing use of the ureter and kidney. This is just needed really few situations where the above, newer methods are not possible or haven’t worked. It may be done if you have a very large stone in your kidney.

How can I prevent a Kidney Stone?

If you have had one rock, you are less likely to have one again if you drink a lot of liquid, largely water, through the day (and night). The goal is to preserve the urine dilute. (Your urine is more dilute if it is free from colour rather than a black yellow colour.) To get this done, you ought to drink between two and three litres a day (until your physician recommends otherwise when you have additional medical issues). If you work or live in a hot environment, you should drink even more.

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