The term "nephrolithiasis" specifically refers to the development of calculi (stones) in the kidneys; however, renal calculi and ureteral calculi (ureterolithiasis) are often discussed in conjunction. They are common causes of hematuria as well as pain in the abdomen, flank, and groin. Acute renal colic caused by these stones is among the most excruciatingly painful events, often described as being worse than childbirth, broken bones, gunshot wounds, burns, or surgery. Recent studies have determined that the incidence of renal calculi is on the rise.
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