Kidney stones

Specialty of Nephrology

Kidney stones or kidney stones are small crystals that form in the kidney. Symptoms appear when the stones down the ureters, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder.

The calculations are solid pieces of variables aspects mainly form at the expense of salts contained in body fluids. When the calculations are formed or accommodated in any area tract or urinary tract it speaks of urolithiasis. More specifically, when formed in the kidney, they called renal or kidney stones, and form due to waste products from the urine. They vary in size from the size of a grain of sand to a stone of considerable proportions. Moreover, in most cases, kidney stones leave the body without medical intervention, but can also remain in the kidney or urinary tract scroll through and get stuck, blocking the urinary tract and causing great pain. As for treatment, they are usually given painkillers, but has caused a blockage, it is necessary to resort to surgery.

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