Nephrolithiasis

  • Development of stones in kidney(s)
  • Affects urinary system
  • Symptoms may include rapid onset of lower back pain, commonly occurring on one side
  • Caused by stones forming from minerals in the body or may be a result of kidney damage or dysfunction
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in males
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age adults
  • Can be mild without symptoms to severe and extremely painful, stones may return
  • May be life threatening if complications such as infection or obstruction develop

Increase your fluid intake

 

FOR NAUSEA

  • Drink clear or ice-cold drinks (avoid drinks high in sugar)
  • Eat light, bland foods (crackers or plain bread)
  • Avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods
  • Eat slowly and eat smaller, more frequent meals
  • Do not mix hot and cold foods
  • Avoid activity after eating
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Diphenhydramine
    • Cyclizine
    • Dimenhydrinate
    • Meclizine

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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