Protein In Urine

kidney stones - hematuria


Dr Alfonso Kidney Stone SpecialistKidney stones are a hard mass that can form anywhere in the urinary track, from the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Kidney stones start small and pebble-like, though they can grow into larger, stone-like masses that can occupy the entire collective system, and can cause blockage anywhere in the urinary track, like the bladder and ureters. Typical symptoms of kidney stones can include changes to urine, pain, and cramping on the back and side. More serious symptoms include fever, nausea, and vomiting.

What Causes Kidney Stones

Different conditions will produce different stones. Stones can be formed from an excess of minerals naturally found in the urine such as salt and calcium. They can also form after a urinary track infection, and from lack of water in the body. 

Treatment for Kidney Stones

Treatment for kidney stones will vary depending on their size, location, and composition. Early detection can make a great difference in the removal process and pain management. If stones are small, medication and increased fluid intake can help manage pain and speed up natural passing through urine. Other treatment options vary for stones that are obstructive or larger in size. These options can include minimal to no invasive, outpatient methods. More serious conditions may require surgical removal and a few days of recovery.


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