A 23 years old male complained of sharp stitching
and tearing pain in renal angle on both sides on and off since
15days. He has consulted an urologist in July 2010. Ultra sonograph
examination revealed bilateral renal calculi
(Refer the plate I) and blood uric acid level was
7.2 mg/dl. He was under allopathic management for 3 months without
appreciable improvement. He has reported to our clinical unit
with the same nature of suffering and intensity, and was treated
on Homoeopathic principles and followed up for 4 months. He not
only got total relief of renal colic along with associated problems
symptomatically but also Ultra sonographic report revealed normal
the plate II) and blood uric acid level has decreased
• Renal colic since 3½ months
• Urticarial rash on and off since 1 year
• Swelling and pain in the right ankle and big toe since
• Itching in genital region since 6 months
H/o Present complaint
Patient complaining of stitching and tearing pain
in renal angle on both sides on and off since 3½ months.
Sometimes experiencing sharp pain. Urticarial rash on and off
since 1 year < sea fish, brinjal and chicken curry. He was
using ntihistamine drugs (allopathy) as and when required. Stitching
and tearing pain in the right ankle and big toe with swelling
on and off since 1 year < exertion, night and fatty foods.
He was detected to have higher blood uric acid level (7.2 mg/
dl). Complaining of Itching in genital region since 6 months <
at the age of 12 years.
hypertensive; mother has gouty joint pains.
Complexion - White colour
Appetite - Normal
Thirst - Normal
Bowel movements - Regular
Urine - 8-10 / 2-3 D/N; frequent with sudden urge to pass
urine on and off, some times complaining of sharp pain at tip
of penis after urination.
Desire - warm drinks
• Much worried of his medical problem.
• Weight : 62 kgs
• B.P 120/80 mm Hg,
• PR: 74/min,
• CVS: S1,S2 normal
• P/A : Slight dull note at renal angles; Slight tenderness
in the lower abdomen
The ultra sonogram of the abdomen – bilateral
lower lobe tiny calculi (Refer Plate - I ), Blood uric acid level
Urtica urens Q 20 drops tid for 1 month
Follow Up 1
Renal colic completely reduced; patient
has experienced of passing stones during urination 10days back
with haematuria and sharp pain at tip of penis; Urticarial rash,
swelling and pain in the right ankle and big toe,- reduced to
25%; Itching in genital region – status quo. He was asked
for the ultrasonograph of the abdomen on 6/11/10 – no renal
stone seen in KUB region but right kidney showed grade –I
hydronephrosis - Urtica urens 0/3 tid for 15 days; SL for 15
No renal colic and other associated symptoms reduced
to 50% - Urtica urens 0/6 tid for 15 days; SL for 15 days.
No renal colic and other associated
symptoms reduced to 75% - Urtica urens 0/10 tid for 15 days; SL
for 15 days.
No renal colic and all other associated
symptoms reduced totally - S.L-30 days.
The ultra sonogram of the abdomen –
(Refer plate II)
X-ray –KUB- Normal study Blood
uric acid level – 4.2 mg/dl
Discussion and conclusion
was selected on the basis of totality and given in mother tincture
initially. This remedy is stand tested in mother tincture as ‘wash
out’ remedy for renal stones with uric acid diathesis. This
is verified in our study. The same medicine when used in 50 millisimal
0/3 - 0/10 in repeated doses has not only helped in relieving
the renal colic completely but also reduced the other associated
symptoms like Urticarial rash, gouty swelling and genital itching.