Dr. Manuel M. Manalo Jr. is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and finished his surgical residency in Urology at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. He is presently an active urology consultant at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga and at Rafael Lazatin Memorial Hospital (Ospital ning Angeles) and as Consultant/Medical Preceptor in Angeles University Foundation Medical Center/ College of Medicine in Angeles City, Pampanga. He is doing private urology practice in Angeles and San Fernando City, Pampanga.
One of the most excruciating pains one can experience is the colicky abdominal pain caused by kidney stones. They affect approximately 10% of the adult population. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are medically called urolithiasis in general. They are called nephrolithiasis when they are located in one or both of the kidneys, ureterolithiasis if they are in the ureters and urolithiasis if they are located in the urinary bladder. They are crystallized substances that eventually harden and form stones. They can be as small as a few millimeters but can grow up to several centimeters big and obstruct the » » » [Read more]