Renal colic - EMERGENCY

A renal colic occurs when a kidney stone goes down into the ureter. The body tries reactively to transport this stone further, which leads to spasms of the ureter.

This tenseness is extremely painful and is called colic. The pain is not dependent on the size of the stones, but rather on how tensed up the ureter is..


The patient experiences a devastating, undulating pain. Ultrasonography and CT examination of the upper urinary tract are used to confirm the diagnosis.


Decongestant and antispasmodic medication (usually administered intravenously in the first phase)

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