Kidney or ureteral lithiasis

Renal lithiasis is the presence of stones (also called kidney stones) in the urinary tract.
Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys.


    A kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it begins to travel through the kidney or until it passes through the ureters, which are the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder. This is when the first symptoms appear that may be the following:

  • Intense pain in the abdominal flanks and back, below the ribs. which can extend towards the lower part of the abdomen, even towards the groin and genitals.
  • Pain when urinating.
  • Urine pink, red or brown.
  • Urine cloudy or smelling unpleasant.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Fever and chills.
  • Urinations more frequent than usual and in small amounts.

Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of the urinary tract, from the kidneys to the bladder.
In general, stones are formed when the urine is concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and accumulate.

  • The diagnosis can be made by a simple clinical examination by a specialist doctor. however, it is necessary to request some studies to complement the diagnosis and decide which treatment to offer the patient, among the studies that are requested are urine, blood tests and imaging studies such as ultrasound, abdominal x-ray and tomography.

It conditions hydronephrosis, which is the ingurgitation of urine from the bladder to the kidneys, the damage caused is irreversible if it continues with the damage, increases the percentage of being dialyzed or hemodialyzed.


In the immediate treatment should be administered analgesics and antibiotics, however, the definitive treatment aimed at eliminating urinary tract stones can vary depending on the characteristics of the patient and kidney stones. Treatment can range from medications to surgical procedures, as assessed by your treating physician.



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