Last Updated on Dec 05, 2016

Causes / Risk Factors

Kidney stones are formed for the following reasons-

  • Low urine volume due to reduced fluid intake and increased concentration of stone-forming minerals in the urine due to dehyderation.
  • Block or obstruction that prevents the free flow of urine
  • Infection, leading to infective stones ( struvite stones)

Certain medical conditions, such as gout, hypercalciuria, hyperparathyroidism, cystinuria, inflammatory bowel disorder (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis), Certain Kidney diseases and hyperoxaluria also trigger stone formation.

Conditions like diabetes and hypertension too puts an individual at a higher risk for stone formation.

Surgical procedures, such as intestinal bypass, bariatric bypass surgery for obesity and a few medications, such as antacids containing calcium, diuretics and certain drugs used for treating HIV predisposes an individual to kidney stones.

Comments

ProAsim Thursday, June 13, 2013

I had a pain while discharge urine almost 2 months ago, I took some medicine and it worked. After couple of weeks in the late night for continues 2 days a severe desire to discharge urine but there was actually no urine. Let me conclude it quickly, I had gone through Blood, Urine Test and also Ultrasound of complete abdomen. In the Urine found puss cell and also some blood cells as well but there was no stone or infection in kidneys. Doctor prescribed some medicine for 15 days and advised to come again for checkup. I took medicine and then did not visit again to doctor. Almost 5 days ago on dated 8th June, I noticed there was blood coming from my urine, I started drinking water, lemon juice, the urine was hard to come out but I noticed blood stopped coming during urinate but some drops of blood at the end come out. before visiting doctor on 10th June, I again gone through some tests of Urine and Ultrasound, there was small infection was showing on urine pipe. Then again doctor advised go with X-ray of abdomen, on 10th evening I get the x-ray result and found a shadow of stone on urine pipe [Sorry I have no idea what to say to this place]. The stone is not too big but I noticed this can not go through urine pipe, can you please advice how can I cure from this?

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