Kidney stones often found on ultrasound at the time of checkup. At that time, even if it is asymptomatic, sudden pain may appear suddenly one day and affect the function of kidney function. Let’s receive urology department early.
● With kidney stones
Kidney stones are crystals that have become high in concentration such as calcium contained in urine, and they become large. As long as you are in the kidney, you will usually not see these symptoms. Therefore, it seems that there are not a few people who are left unchecked even if they are found in a medical examination.
What are the symptoms of ureteral calculus?
As long as the stone is in the kidney, it has no particular symptoms, but when it falls in the ureter, it suddenly suffers from a pain that the side of the abdomen, lower abdomen, back of the waist, etc. is stabbed. In addition, kidney function may decrease or cause inflammation.
What is the treatment for ureteral calculus?
Ureteral calculi may wait for natural discharge while observing the course, but if obstruction to renal function such as obstruction or stagnation of urine flow is observed, or more than 1 cm in diameter In the case of a large stone, I will treat. The main treatment is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. It focuses on kidney stones from the outside and discharges it to break up the stone into pieces, and the crushed stone is excreted along with the urine.
※ The extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy may not be indicated depending on the size of the stone, the condition of the kidney function, age, etc.
● What is the prevention of kidney stones?
It is important to take more water and increase the amount of urine. If a kidney stone is found and a seizure occurs, consult your doctor immediately.