Do you suffer from kidney or ureteral stones? We offer a comprehensive treatment with state-of-the-art techniques for stone removal. An individual assessment of your risk profile as well as tailor-made recommendations for prevention are a standard at alta uro.
How do urinary stones develop?
Kidney stones are caused by an imbalance of metabolic products in the urine. This imbalance leads to the formation of crystals in the urine, which can further lead to the formation of stones. There are different types of urinary stones, which are composed of different substances. The most important risk factor for urinary stones is insufficient fluid intake.
What symptoms do urinary stones cause?
A stone located in the kidney often causes no symptoms at the beginning. However, if the stone wanders into the renal pelvis or the ureter, it can cause severe, wave-like pains, called colic. Often nausea, vomiting or a strong urinary urge comes with the pain.