Kidney Stones Surgery

by Kevin Pederson

Kidney stones are actually a small deposit of mineral salt that builds up in the kidney of an individual. These mineral salts are known as calculi. A kidney stone must pass through the ureter, which is a small tube that is narrow in width that connects the bladder to the kidney. This can be an extremely painful condition that causes an individual a lot of discomfort.

A kidney stone usually occurs when an individual has a high level of minerals in the body that have formed into stone deposits. Kidney stones are made from a mineral called calcium. Other minerals that may also form kidney stones are oxalate and uric acid. These types of kidney stones are known to block the flow of urine and to irritate the tissue of the kidney.

Factors that tend to cause the build up of kidney stones is a abnormality in the metabolism or the way the body breaks down a mineral, a diet that is high in calcium, inadequate fluid intake, hereditary factors, lack of magnesium in the urine and living in a very hot and dry climate.

Someone who has a kidney stone may experience a dysfunction or damage to the tubes that are collected in the kidneys.

Symptoms of kidney stones
may include trouble urinating, discomfort while urinating or pain in the lower back where the kidney is located. Other symptoms of kidney stones include the lack of urination and discomfort of the back and other parts of the bladder where the kidney stone is lodged.

Surgery for kidney stones can be performed if the kidney stone is too large to be passed through the urinary tract. Most often an individual who has a kidney stone can pass the kidney stone through their urine. This is an extremely painful passing. Surgery for kidney stones may be recommended if an individual has more than one kidney stone to pass.

Renal calculi are the build up of calcium deposits in the rectal area. An individual who suffers from renal calculi may experience pain while going to the bathroom or have trouble passing a bow movement.

If you are concerned that you may have kidney stones it is very important to talk with your physician. Your physician can inform you of treatment or surgery options. A kidney stone will only get bigger and more painful if left untreated. Kidney stones affect thousands of people each year.

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