Ureteral Colic

Ureteral colic is spasm-like pain from the kidney or the ureter. This is often caused by a kidney stone. The pain is caused by the stone trying to get through the tubes that pass your pee.

HOME CARE

  • Drink enough fluids to keep your pee (urine) clear or pale yellow.

  • Strain all your pee. A strainer will be provided. Keep anything caught in the strainer and bring it to your doctor. The stone causing the pain may be very small.

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Follow up with your doctor as told.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Pain is not controlled with medicine.

  • Pain continues or gets worse.

  • The pain changes and there is chest or belly (abdominal) pain.

  • You pass out (faint).

  • You cannot pee.

  • You keep throwing up (vomiting).

  • You have a temperature by mouth above 102° F (38.9° C), not controlled by medicine.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch this condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.