Left Renal and Ureteral Calculi – What are they?
The formation of solid masses of crystals within the left kidney and ureter.
The lifetime prevalence of ureteric calculi is relatively high, occurring in approximately 12% of men and 7% of women.(1)
− Medical diagnosis by a general physician or nephrologist is required for confirmation.
− Affects both men and women.
− Laboratory tests, CT scan, ultrasound, or lithotripsy may be required.
− Can be physically very painful.
The calculi in the kidneys and ureter can be of different types depending on their chemical composition. Calcium-based stones are the most common; struvite stones are more common in women; cysturia causes cystine stones; men undergoing chemotherapy are susceptible to uric acid stones, whereas drugs such as acyclovir, triamterene, and indinavir can also cause calculi. The formation of calculi in kidneys is called nephrolithiasis, whereas their formation in the ureter is called ureter lithiasis.
Ages affected: below the age of 30 years – Less often; between 30 to 60 years – more often; above 60 years – often
Symptoms include strong peristaltic pains, hematuria, and dysuria; hence, it is crucial to visit a doctor.
People may experience
Pain – Severe intermittent pain in the back and side.
Urination problems – Infrequent, increased, and painful urination
Uneasiness – Vomiting, fatigue, and nausea.
Self-care: Managing salt intake and proper hydration.
Medications: Narcotic medicines such as NSAIDs and diuretics can be taken.
Specialists: Other treatments such as ureteroscopy or nephrolithotomy can be done after consulting a specialist. At mfine, holistic treatment is offered to the patients for complete recovery. Contact today!