Abstract: A patient with renal stone of size 5.9mm in the right kidney, presenting with complaints of pain in right iliac region extending to thighs with dribbling urine and painful micturition reported in the OPD. Patient had not undergone homoeopathic treatment before. Based on the presenting symptoms Berberis vulgaris 200 was prescribed, which proved to be effective in the expulsion of the stone.
Keywords: Homoeopathy, renal stone size more than 5mm, Berberis vulgaris, pain in right iliac region.
Introduction: Renal stone or kidney stone is a solid, pebble-like piece of material that can form in one or both of your kidneys. Stones of less than 5 mm diameter usually pass spontaneously. Stones of size 5-7 mm have a 50% chance of passage and those >7 mm almost require surgical intervention.
A 21-year female presented with acute pain in right iliac region extending to hips, frequent and painful urination with pain and sensation as if some urine is remaining after urination. Patient also experienced urging to urinate frequently with pain in lower abdomen (Right side) aggravating during urination and straining to urinate, with pain in thighs. These complaints were there since 10-15 days on and off.
Family History: No family history of kidney stone or any other systemic
Personal History: She had the history of drinking less quantity of water, due to pain she went to physician who advised her sonoghraphy, and in the report she was diagnosed of right sided renal calculi taken allopathic medicine for the same but condition did not improved so came for homoeopathic mode of treatment.
Prescription: Due to the acute pain and as per repertorization, Berberis vulgaris 200 was given 3 doses 3 hourly.
During the first follow-up on the second day of medicine patient came to the opd and reported that the stone had passed in the afternoon on that day .The stone measured 5mm. The pain was better but there was mild irritation in the urethra at the time of passing stone. Patient was given placebo two times a day for 7 days.
This case highlights the usefulness of homoeopathic medicines in the expulsion of kidney stone. The patient responded positively to the homoeopathic treatment and was relieved of her kidney stone, with the expulsion of the stone.
The 200 potency was found to be useful in this case. Only three 200 doses were required for stone expulsion.
M.D, PhD (scholar),
Associate professor in Physiology