Renal Question #8


The nurse is assessing a female client with renal calculi who is complaining of severe pain in the groin and bladder. The nurse will assess the client for signs of which complication?


  1. Urinary retention.
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  2. Additional stone formation.
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  3. Pyelonephritis.
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  4. Hydronephrosis.
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The nurse will assess for additional stone formation. Female clients may have pain from renal calculi in the groin and bladder. In males, the pain may be located in the testicles. Nausea, vomiting, and flank pain may also be present. Pylenephritis, hydronephrosis and urinary retention are unlikely the case of the pain.

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