Renal Colic: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, And Prevention
December 6, 2017 16:56
If kidney stones are small, they can pass through the urinary tract without causing you significant discomfort. But they can grow big enough to get stuck and require medical procedures to be removed. They also cause what many people describe as "the worst kind of pain in their lives": renal colic.
What is renal colic and what causes it?
Renal colic is a type of pain caused by a blockage somewhere in your urinary tract, which consists of kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Blockages are most commonly caused by kidney stones. Ureter spasms, blood clots, and dead tissue may also lead to a blockage.