Renal lithiasis

Renal lithiasis, also known as urolithiasis or nephrolithiasis, is a disease caused by the presence of calculi, or stones, inside the kidneys or urinary tract (ureter or bladder). A stone (calculus) can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a pearl. Most kidney stones are eliminated naturally. Sometimes, a stone is not easy for the body to eliminate and medical or surgical treatment is required. During its elimination it may stay in the urinary tract, blocking the flow of urine and causing a great deal of pain and complications.

Renal lithiasis explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
The most frequent way of presentation of renal lithiasis is through classic renal colic.

Substantiated information by:

Bárbara Romano Andrioni
Pilar Luque

Published: 16 November 2020
Updated: 16 November 2020

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