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what does calculus in lower pole of left kidney means?
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replied February 28th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

A calculus is a renal stone , and in your case, the stone is stuck in the lower portion of the kidney.



Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is usually episodic , spasmodic or colicky in ‎nature, ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎originating ‎in the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh. It is ‎associated with other ‎‎‎‎symptoms like ‎‎‎‎‎nausea, vomiting ‎and systemic features due to any infection. ‎

Treatment of urinary stones usually includes pain medication and increased fluids (to drink) until the stone is ‎‎‎passed. Over the ‎‎counter pain medication (eg, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin) may be helpful. If the pain is not controlled, ‎‎‎a stronger ‎‎medication (narcotic) may be needed ‎

Small stones (less than 5 mm) usually pass without treatment. Hence keep yourself hydrated and if required you can use painkillers and in due time the stone will pass away and you should feel better.

Small stones (less than 5 mm) usually pass without treatment. Larger stones (greater than 9 ‎mm) rarely pass on ‎‎‎‎their own and need specific treatment at a hospital with measures like ESWL and cystoscopic retrieval of stone.‎

Since the stone is stuck and is not obstructing the urine flow, it is not causing you any symptoms.

Consult your doctor, and based on the exact location and other clinical factors the further management can be decided.



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