Kidney stones are small granules of minerals and salt in the urine that are naturally present in the urine.Normally they pass out of the Kidneys along with the urine. However sometimes a few left back and they gather or join with other small granules to form a Kidney Stone.
The commonest manifestation of kidney stone in the body is in the form of symptom like severe pain. Many small kidney stones require no medical intervention at all. However the larger ones would need medical management or even removal using latest methods, which the urologist would suggest.
What Are the Symptoms of Kidney Stones?
Many times kidney stone have no symptoms at all. Symptoms like pain manifest only when it starts to move and blocks the flow of urine. When this happens, symptoms may include:
- Cycles of sharp pain in your back and side or lower part of the abdomen. The pain could also be found towards the groin or testicles.
- Presence of blood in the urine
- Increased Frequency to urinate
- Increased urge to urinate
Sometimes kidney stones could also lead to or could be associated with an infection. This infection may cause these additional symptoms:
- Fever and chills
- Painful urination
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
Your doctor or urologist is the best person who can help you help diagnose kidney stones with the help of various test including physical examination. However the most preferred way and the most commonly used diagnostic method is (CT) scan or computed tomography. It also helps in seeing where they are located,their size and in finding out if they are causing or may cause damage to the urinary tract.
Kidney Stones Treatment (Overview)
For small stones, most people don’t need any treatment other than taking pain medicine and drinking enough fluids. However for large stones it is always recommended that you get in touch with an experienced urologist who has extensive expertise in treatment of Kidney Stone.
Latest treatment methods include:
However the urologist is the best person to suggest the treatment methods.
Keeping in front the complete satisfaction of the patient, South Indian Institute for Urology & Transplant (SIIUT) provides the best quality kidney stone treatments in Chennai for the perfect management of patient’s health.
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