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FREQUENCY OF KIDNEY STONES AMONG PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH BURNING MICTURITION

DR. NUBESHA QURAISH, DR. SAWAIRA, DR. SHABBIR AHMAD WATTO

Kidney stone disease, also known as nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis, is when a solid piece of material (kidney stone) develops in the urinary tract. Kidney stones typically form in the kidney and leave the body in the urine stream. A small stone may pass without causing symptoms. If a stone grows to more than 5 millimeters (0.2 in), it can cause blockage of the ureter, resulting in severe pain in the lower back or abdomen. This cross-sectional study was conducted among outdoor patients presenting in different hospitals. Name, age, gender, history of burning micturition and kidney stones (after ultrasonography) was noted on a predefined proforma. All the data was entered and analyzed with SPSS Ver. 23.0. There were 40 patients that were included in this study.  The mean age of the patients was 33.89±3.45 years. There were 30 (75%) males and 10 (25%) females included in this study. Out of 40 patients presenting with burning micturition, only seven had one sided kidney stones and one patient had stones in both kidneys.

Keywords: Burning Micturition, Kidney Stones

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