Ureterolithiasis - Calculi Or Bladder Stones In The UretersUreterolithiasis, or "Bladder Stones" is when kidney stones or calculi are formed in the ureters or urinary tract causing pain in lower abdomen, pelvic and flank region of the body.
What Are Kidney Stones? How Do They Form?Seventy five to eighty five percent of calculi, or "calcium" stones are composed mainly of excess calcium in the body. About half of caluli are composed of both oxalate and calcium phosophate. Since excess calcium in the body can cause Ureterolithiasis, limiting calcium intake to the recommended daily requirement may help prevent bladder stones from forming.
The Urinary Tract, Inflammation & InfectionUreterolithiasis mainly affect the ureters which are the ducts or tubes that move urine along from the kidneys to the urinary bladder, also called cloaca. This can cause inflammation and an infection and other symptoms if left untreated.
In its original Greek Ureterolithiasis literally means "Urine Stone" due to the fact that it affects the urinary tract. It is relatively common and have been plaguing mankind for many centuries.