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

Updated: Jan 13, 2020
  • 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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