Kidney stone disease
|Kidney stone disease|
A kidney stone, 8 millimeters (0.3 in) in diameter
|Classification and external resources|
|Synonyms||Urolithiasis, kidney stone, renal calculus, nephrolith, kidney stone disease,|
|Patient UK||Kidney stone disease|
Kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis, is when a solid piece of material (kidney stone) happens in the urinary tract. Kidney stones typically form in the kidney and leave the body during urination. A small stone may pass without causing symptoms. I
f a stone grows to more than 5 millimeters (0.2 in) it can cause blockage of the ureter resulting in severe pain in the lower back or abdomen. A stone may also result in blood in the urine, vomiting, or painful urination. About half of people will have another stone within ten years.
References[change | change source]
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