2-28. CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF UROLITHIASIS
Signs and symptoms will vary according to the size and location of the stone.
Symptoms also vary with the presence of infection and/or obstruction.
a. General symptoms include:
b. Renal colic, associated with kidney stones, is manifested by:
Acute renal area pain, radiating anteriorly and downward.
c. Ureteral colic, associated with stones in the ureters, is manifested by:
Acute, colicky pains radiating to genital area and down the thigh.
Frequent desire to void, with little urine passed.
2-29. NURSING IMPLICATIONS
Nursing care of patients with urolithiasis involves:
a. Controlling Pain.
(1) Administer pain medications as prescribed and assess patient
frequently, as this pain can be excruciating.
Hot bath or moist heat to painful area.
b. Relief of Obstruction.