- DR. K.K.SENTHIL KUMARAN
Nephrolithiasis is very common ailment, which draws more attention in our regular practice. Marvelous results had been obtained in the treatment of Renal and Uretric calculi. Author had presented a case of recurrent urinary corroborated well with symptom similarity. The patient had very good improvement, the direction of cure assures his confidence.
A lean, tall gentleman aged about 37 years working as a clerk for southern Railways consulted me for his recurrent urinary calculi. He had been to casualty about three times and got admitted for acute abdominal pain. Periodical scan study revealed stones in the Renal pelvis and Ureteric pathways. He was treated with I.V fluids, painkillers and diuretics. He tried other alternative Indian Medicine therapy for sometime.
When he made out his first consultation, he was suffering with severe acute pain .He looked very pale, anxious and cold sweating on face. His hands are clammy. He narrated typical renal colic on right side, which radiated back on right side and traveling to the scrotum on the same side. Micturation was so painful during and passed mild yellowish colour on periodical attacks.
Meanwhile his wife had conferred that he is very nervous, hard worker, irritable and intelligent. He had been treated for primary complex in childhood and also suffers from frequent gastric upsets.
I immediately suggested a ultra sonogram for KUB, revealed that the following inference
The pain is managed with
During the course of treatment he showed a stone that he voided after very severe pain. I realised that some improvement can expected in imaging studies and referred him to anther study
Meanwhile he had no pain and ignorant of his complaint , then he had a casual check up
Still the patients is on Lycopdium1m on monthly intervals and the recurrence of calculi is being monitored
Facet of symptoms for prescription :
I prescribed Lycopodium as it constitutionally fits well for the patient and also the referred pain of left ureteric calculi had started from right to left. Even though the management of pain was little difficult. I prescribed the above remedies on symptom similarity. I hope that this patient will not have any recurrence as the prognosis had shown as per our principles.