Urinary stones

Urinary stones

A stone in the urinary tract usually begins as an accumulation of crystals that travel in the urine, which grows into a larger solid mass with the potential to obstruct the flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

Renal colic is the most typical of the presentation modes of urinary lithiasis. An intense pain that appears suddenly and generates a lot of restlessness, avoiding to adopt a position that relieves the discomfort. The pain is sometimes focused on the back level of the last ribs to one side or the other depending on the location of the stone in the right or left kidney.

2018