Renal Colic


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Renal Colic

 

acute griping pains, or colic, in the lumbar or iliac region caused by spasms of the smooth muscles or calices of the renal pelvis or by spasms of the smooth muscles of the ureter following a sudden obstruction to the flow of urine. Renal colic usually occurs when the urinary tract is obstructed by a stone or an accumulation of urinary salts. During an attack of renal colic the patient experiences great discomfort, continually shifts his body, and urinates frequently and painfully. Nausea and vomiting are common. The clinical picture sometimes resembles that of acute abdomen. Treatment consists of local application of heat, warm baths, and administration of pain relievers and antispasmodics.

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