A Kidney stone, also known as a renal calculus or nephrolith, is a solid piece of material which is formed in the kidneys from minerals in urine. Kidney stones typically leave the body in the urine stream, and a small stone may pass without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size (usually at least 3 millimetres (0.12 in) they can cause blockage of the ureter. This leads to pain, most commonly beginning in the flank or lower back and often radiating to the groin. This pain is often known as renal colic and typically comes in waves lasting 20 to 60 minutes. Other associated symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, fever, blood in the urine, pus in the urine, and painful urination. Blockage of the ureter can cause decreased kidney function and dilation of the kidney
This is a case of a Patient, named Mr. H. Verma who visited us with the following complaints - of pinching like pain in groin in every 30 seconds with H/O back pain, below right costal cartilage since last 2 days. Pain aggravated on lying down and was associated with burning micturation. Pain had sudden onset, with much intensity and aggravated by lying down and on thinking of it. His appetite and thirst was considerably reduced. His face had an anxious look. He had craving for sweets and milk.
On Examination –Tenderness was elicited on right side of back which extends up to right groin.
Choice of Remedy:
Based on the totality of symptoms and considering the sensitivity of the patient Berberis Vulgaris was given at suitable interval to clear up the case.
Expulsion of Calculi, sized about 5.5 mm after treatment .