1. What is the treatment for calculus?
The treatment for calculus depends on the type of stone a person has in their kidney. It can be treated with medication in benign cases and by strictly drinking 2.5-3 litres of water every day.
2. What are the symptoms of calculus?
A calculus has several symptoms:
1. Blood in the urine
5. Constant need to urinate
6. Urinating very small amounts
7. Discoloured or smelly urine
3. What is a calculus made of?
There are different types of kidney stones, and each of them is made of different compounds:
1. Calcium stones: They are made of calcium and oxalate.
2. Uric acid stones: They are made of uric acid and sometimes with calcium.
3. Struvite stones: They are made of ammonium, phosphate and magnesium
4. Cystine stones: They are made of cystine, a chemical made naturally by the human body
4. Where can a calculus be formed?
A calculus is formed anywhere in the urinary tract and can be found in the kidneys, bladder, uterus, and urethra.
5. Is calculus herediatary?
In some cases, a calculus can be hereditary due to a condition that makes the kidney excrete excess amino acids. It can also occur if you are not well-hydrated.