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Urology Specialist Op. Dr. Evren Işık stated that kidney stones are one of the most common health problems in our country.Stating that the cases of miscarriage increase in the summer months, Dr. Işık said, “It is necessary to drink plenty of water both to prevent the formation of kidney stones and to reduce the formed stones.”
Urology Specialist Op. Dr. Evren Işık made a statement about how these stones, which can even lead to the loss of the kidney if not treated, are formed, and said, “The minerals in the blood are filtered and excreted by the kidneys under normal conditions. These stones dissolve in the urine. If there is little fluid in the kidney, that is, the patient does not drink enough water, then the minerals accumulate and turn into crystals, and these crystals take the form of stones over time. In addition to not drinking enough water, excessive consumption of animal proteins and salt, some drugs used, some kidney disorders, recurrent urinary tract infections can also lead to the formation of stones in the kidney and urinary tract.
“Back pain, burning in urination”
Saying that kidney stones cause pain and that some patients feel this pain very severely, Op. Dr. Evren Işık said, “In addition to the pain felt in the lumbar region, the patient may also have complaints such as burning during urination, blood in the urine, frequent urination or vice versa, inability to urinate, and nausea. After the general examination for diagnosis, some analyzes are requested from the patient. In addition, ultrasound or tomography may be required. In this way, the presence of the stone and its location are determined.
“If the size is large, intervention is necessary”
Stating that the cases of stone dropping increase in the hot summer months, Op. Dr. Evren Işık shared information about treatment methods and said, “In some patients, it may be enough to drink plenty of water and move around to remove the stone from the body. Most of the stones with a size of less than 4 mm fall off on their own. In these cases, we only give painkillers to the patient. In some patients, we apply the laser stone breaking method. In this method, we break the stones in the kidney or urinary canal with laser and remove them from the body.
“It is possible to treat, do not neglect it”
Underlining that the kidney stone problem will not be neglected, Op. Dr. Evren Işık said, “It is not right to delay the treatment. Kidney stones can be treated in a short time. If neglected, the kidney may stop working over time, and the patient may lose his kidney. I recommend everyone to drink plenty of water in order to prevent kidney stones from forming and to easily remove the formed stones from the body while they are still young.
In cases where they suspect the presence of kidney stones, feel pain or have problems with their urinary tract, they should consult a urology specialist.