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Pain in the back – the lower back, come and go, may at risk of “stones in the urinary tract”

If anyone has back pain in the lower back that comes and goes without knowing the cause. It may that you are at risk for urinary tract stones.

What are bladder stones?

surgery center Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi states that bladder stones are chunks of substances or minerals that precipitate from the urine in the bladder. It is cause by having urine left in the bladder. The symptoms vary in severity, such as abdominal pain or blood in the urine.

However, smaller stones will excrete spontaneously through the urine. And does not cause any symptoms But some cases need to treat with medication or surgery because if left untreated, it may cause infection. or complications can occur

Causes of gallstones in the urinary tract

Urinary tract stones can caused by both genetics and lifestyle habits, as follows:

  1. congenital
  2. Males are more at risk than females.
  3. Malfunction of the parathyroid glands that secrete calcium-regulating hormone
  4. Narrowed urinary system cause urinary retention may have occurred from birth or just born as an adult
  5. drinking less water than usual or loss of water from the body. On the other side until the urine is highly concentrated. There is a greater chance that the urinary solution will crystallize.
  6. inflammation or infection in the urinary tract
  7. A side effect of taking certain medications, such as antacids, can cause the urine to become alkaline. Phosphate stones can easily formed.
  8. Eating foods that cause the body to produce too much uric acid, such as offal, vegetables, seaweed, and vegetables that are high in oxalate such as spinach, bamboo shoots, and betel leaves.

Symptoms of gallstones in the urinary tract

Patients rarely show symptoms. Doctors can often detect it accidentally on an abdominal X-ray from other diseases, such as abdominal pain or back pain. 

in those who show symptoms The most common symptoms are

  1. chronic pelvic pain May be associated with chronic back pain Including back pain towards the waist There may have been pain that disappeared.
  2. abnormal urination or have mild abrasion (due to stones blocking the urethra) causing urination to be irregular, difficult to urinate, pain, straining, as if not completely urinating have a burning pain Dribbling, frequent urination, or urinary incontinence urinary incontinence
  3. Some patients may urinate with blood or have a brown, fleshy color. Or may urinate as a stone. or small grains of sand or urine that is cloudy like a powder
  4. If the stone falls and blocks the urethra Patients will have very little abdominal pain. Can’t urinate and urination in the bladder
  5. Frequent cystitis cause lower abdominal pain, back pain, burning urination Especially when urinating, fever, body aches, and joint pain may also occur.

Treatment of gallstones in the urinary tract

There are several ways to treat urinary tract stones. Depends on size And the location of the stone. But mainly there are methods use to treat urinary tract stones as follows at

  1. taking medication that dissolves the gallstones for smaller stone sizes
  2. Using specific high-frequency sound waves cause a strong impact on the stone to break up the stones into powder The stone powder flows out with urine.
  3. Endoscopic surgery by inserting into the laparoscopy to break up the gallstones. for stones larger than 2 centimeters found in the bladder and kidneys
  4. Abdominoplasty surgery For bladder stones larger than 2 centimeters