Kidney stone disease
|Kidney stone disease|
|Other names||Urolithiasis, kidney stone, renal calculus, nephrolith, kidney stone disease,|
|A kidney stone, 8 millimeters (0.3 in) in diameter|
|Symptoms||Severe pain in the lower back or abdomen, blood in the urine, vomiting, nausea|
|Causes||Genetic and environmental factors|
|Diagnostic method||Based on symptoms, urine testing, medical imaging|
|Differential diagnosis||Abdominal aortic aneurysm, diverticulitis, appendicitis, pyelonephritis|
|Prevention||Drinking fluids such that more than two liters of urine are produced per day|
|Treatment||Pain medication, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy|
|Frequency||22.1 million (2015)|
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
If 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.
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