What is the focus of clinical history in the evaluation of nephrolithiasis?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Chirag N Dave, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Important historical features are as follows:

  • Duration, characteristics, and location of pain

  • History of urinary calculi

  • Prior complications related to stone manipulation

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Loss of renal function

  • Family history of calculi

  • Solitary or transplanted kidney

  • Chemical composition of previously passed stones


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