Kidney stone

The symptoms of a kidney stone are sudden onset of flank tenderness along with nausea and vomiting. The patient experiences more colicky-type pain and moves around a lot, in an attempt to alleviate the pain. In our scenario, the patient is sitting quietly on the exam table and is not moving around. There may be fever and chills if the stone obstructs the ureter and causes a urinary tract infection. To make the diagnosis of a kidney stone, more testing needs to be done by obtaining a urinalysis. In the case of a simple kidney stone, without infection, the urinalysis will only be positive for blood.

Ferri: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment, 2003 ed.

Nephrolithiasis. Fred F. Ferri M.D. Copyright © 2003 Mosby, Inc. pp 651

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