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Urinary Stone Support Group is launched in Scarborough
Following the success of the Prostate Cancer support Group, the Urology department at Scarborough Hospital is launching a further group dedicated to supporting patients with urinary tract stones.
The first Urinary Stone Patient Support Group will take place on Tuesday 12 April at the Westover Club in Scarborough from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.It is open to patients, families, carers and members of the public.
The group’s first meeting will be run by Mr. Richard Khafagy, Consultant Urological Surgeon at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who has volunteered to provide help and information to offer further education and advice for this common disorder.
Mr Khafagy explained: “Cases of Stone Disease have risen in recent years which can be attributed to increased education and awareness. More widespread use of ultrasound has also contributed to greater detection rates.
“Stones can cause pain leading to difficulties at work and with leisure time. They can give rise to infections and in some cases, lead to kidney damage.
“If you have any of these symptoms, please don’t delay in going to your GP.”
Urinary Tract Stone Symptoms
Small stones in the kidney may not cause any symptoms. Larger stones or those that pass out of the kidney and become obstructed in the ureter can cause pain and even infections. Symptoms can include:
- Pain in the lower back on one side, sometimes radiating to the groin
- Blood or stone debris in urine
- Discomfort on urination
- Repeated urine infections
01 April 2016