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Mérida, Yucatán 


Urinary tract lithiasis, commonly known as kidney stones, is a painful and potentially recurring condition that affects many people around the world.

What is urinary tract lithiasis?

Urinary tract lithiasis refers to the formation of calculi (stones) in the kidneys, ureters, or bladder. These stones can vary in size from small particles to larger stones that can cause obstruction in the urinary tract.

Symptoms and diagnosis:

The symptoms of kidney stones can vary depending on the size and location of the stones. Some of the more common symptoms include:

Severe pain in the side or back, which may move to the abdomen or groin.
Blood in the urine.
Frequent need to urinate.
Difficulty and pain when urinating.
Nausea and vomiting.

The diagnosis of kidney stones is usually made by tests such as urinalysis, blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound scans, and computed tomography (CT) scans. These tests will help determine the size, location, and composition of the stones, which will be critical in planning appropriate treatment.

Treatment and prevention:

Treatment of urinary tract stones depends on the size, location, and composition of the stones, as well as the symptoms present. Some common treatment options include:

Drink plenty of water: adequate hydration can help prevent stone formation and facilitate the removal of existing ones.
Medications: Depending on the type of stones, medications may be prescribed to help dissolve them or prevent their formation.
Shock wave therapy: In some cases, extracorporeal shock wave therapy may be used to disintegrate larger stones.
Endoscopic Procedures: For large or obstructing stones, endoscopic procedures may be performed to remove or break up the stones.
Surgery: In more serious or complicated cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the stones.

To prevent the formation of new stones, it is important to follow these recommendations:

Maintain adequate hydration by drinking enough water throughout the day.
Follow a balanced diet, low in salt and with moderate consumption of foods rich in oxalate, such as spinach and chocolate.
Limit the consumption of carbonated and alcoholic beverages.
Avoid dehydration, especially in hot weather or during intense physical activity.

Although urinary tract stones can be a painful condition, proper diagnosis and treatment can treat it effectively. Also, taking preventative measures can help reduce the risk of new stone formation. Remember to consult your urologist if you experience symptoms of kidney stones and follow their recommendations for optimal management of this condition.

At Prostasur Mérida, we have certified urologists and experts in minimally invasive surgery such as laser surgery for all urinary tract lithiasis events such as kidney stones, ureter stones and bladder stones. Remember that your health and well-being are paramount, and we will be here to provide you with information and support throughout your journey to recovery.



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