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Kidney stones or as medically called, renal calculi is the formation of stones due to sedimentation of chemical compounds in the renal structure. The condition is widely known to be painful and if left unattended can lead to severe complications. The kidney stone causes commonly encountered in OPD basis are often due to insufficient hydration.
Risk factors of kidney stones include :
1. Urinary tract infections
3. Inflammatory bowel disease
4. Excessive vitamin C consumption
As enlisted as medical conditions in health information booklets, kidney stone causes are often grave indicators of discomfort to the patient. Hence, medical attention is needed for treating it.
Kidney stones are of various types and depending on their composition and site, they can be further classified. However, the kidney stone symptoms do not vary regardless of the chemical composition of the stone.
Symptoms of kidney stones :
1. Pain in flanks that radiates from loin to groin
3. Hematuria in advanced cases.