Urolithiasis

  • Formation of stones in urinary tract
  • Affects bladder or most commonly kidneys
  • Symptoms may include back or side pain spreading to the lower abdomen or groin and blood in urine
  • Caused most commonly by formation of stones from calcium salts which may be a result of diet, dehydration, urinary retention or immobilization
  • 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 young to middle age adults
  • May be mild to severe

Increase intake of fluids

 

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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