Korean J Urol.  1973 Jun;14(2):93-97.

The inter-relationship between the pain and urinary tract calculi

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  • 1Department of Urology, Capital Armed, forced General, Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The severe pain of the urogenital organ may arise not only from other various diseases, but especially from the urinary tract calculi which present the characteristic pain. We must differentiate the pain from the calculi and other diseases for the patients who department of urology. The differential diagnosis must be made under consideration of the findings of physical examination and urinalysis, but simple K.U.B. and I.V.P. have the absolute diagnostic value among the patients who complain of the characteristic pain due to the urinary tract calculi. The author have studied the relationship between the pain and urinary tract calculi and have the following result. 1) 132(67.O%) urinary tract calculi among total 197 cases who complain of the pain. 2) 37(56.9%) urinary tract calculi among 65 cases who complain of dull pain. 3) 70(72.8%) urinary tract calculi among 96 cases who complain of colicky pain. 4) 25(69.4%) urinary tract calculi among 36 cases who complain intermittent colic and dull pain.

Keyword

urinary calculi; pain

MeSH Terms

Calculi*
Abdominal Pain
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Physical Examination
Urinalysis
Urinary Calculi
Urinary Tract*
Urology
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