Non-Surgical Treatment For Urinary Stones
A Renal or Urinary Stone is one of the most familiar conditions that occur in adults as well as children’s too. The stone is formed due to the deposit of some minerals which later becomes concentrated and hard. Smaller stones naturally and easily pass through the urine with small distress, but the larger ones cause much pain which sometimes hunk the urinary tract.
Due to change in the dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle, urinary stones have become a more prominent hitch in all age groups. Minimum or less intake of water and more intake of salt is one of the main reasons for the formation of stones. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can also lead to stones.
The smaller or tiny stones do not cause much signs or symptoms. But if the stones are larger, the person might have a unbearable pain at the lower abdomen, back and the adjacent area where the kidney is located. It may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Frequent urination or burning sensation while passing urine and blood in the urine are the usual symptoms. If fever and chills are present it shows a bacterial infection.
Blood and urine examinations are done as the preliminary tests. It is followed by an ultrasound test of the lower abdomen to confirm the presence of the urinary stones.
The treatment options are based on the nature, extent and the position of the urinary stones. The calculi which are smaller than 4mm would not require any treatment as they do not cause any interference in the normal activities. Those stones which are more than 4mm would require intervention because they block the flow of urine and leads to kidney attack. A huge calculi called as “stag horn” stones might not be painful but they are so powerful which lead to kidney dysfunction.
These days a less invasive treatment method is available which are so beneficial because it does not cause much pain and the blood loss is very minimal. These include,