Symptoms of Renal Lithiasis

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Urinary lithiasis may have no symptoms. However, if it is symptomatic, the most frequent way it presents is through renal colic, and indeed, the most frequent cause of this symptom is urinary lithiasis (90%). 

The main symptoms are:

Low back pain

Colicky lumbar pain (with peaks and troughs of intensity) that can radiate to the front of the abdomen and even reach the genital area (vulva and penis).

Woman vomiting into the toilet

Nausea and vomiting.

Pale person with heavy sweating


Person with a pale face


Person with painful urination

Irritative urination when urinary tract obstruction occurs at the end of the ureter, like in cystitis. 

Thermometer with a danger signal indicating fever

If fever occurs, this is a warning of possible associated septic shock.

Substantiated information by:

Bárbara Romano Andrioni
Pilar Luque

Published: 16 November 2020
Updated: 16 November 2020

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