Kidney Stone Symptoms

Sometimes kidney stone symptoms do not show at all so you do not even know that they are there. This happens when the stealthy stones are located above the pelvis of the kidney. But once the stone passes into the ureter, the symptoms will start showing because it may prevent the urine from getting drained out of the kidney.

Pain

This is probably the most obvious among the kidney stone symptoms. Renal colic which is kind of like a cramping pain will start to be felt once the ureter’s muscular wall begins contracting. This is only a natural reaction in attempt to get the kidney stone to the bladder area. From loin to groin, this pain may be felt. It could either be on the side or the middle of the abdomen depending on where the stone is lodged. It could even reach as far as the groin area.

Passing a kidney stone, or even worse more than one, can be an excruciating experience depending on the size of the stone. There are various ways to pass the stone once it has been diagnosed or identified. These range from home remedies through to surgical procedures.

Increase in urination or the inability to urinate

As the stone makes it way from the ureter into the bladder, these symptoms may occur. It varies from case to case. Some may not control the urge to urinate while others may feel the need to but nothing comes out.

Nausea and vomiting

Because of the link to the intestines, nausea and vomiting are two kidney stone symptoms that a sufferer may experience.

Hematuria, simply put, blood in the urine

Sometimes people see it when they pee, sometimes they do not. But just because you do not see it does not mean it is not there. The presence of blood may also be detected through a lab test. This unwanted bleeding may be the result of kidney damage or of the lining of the ureter.

The final two “rias”- Pyuria and Dysuria

Pyria means that there is pus in the urine. However, unlike when there is blood, it is usually difficult to be seen. A lab test is required to find this.

Dysuria on the other hand means that there is a burning sensation when one has to urinate. The worst of the worst.

If the kidney stones become even more severe, the consequences also become greater. Although this is highly unlikely, partial or even complete blockage of the kidney can result in the urine backing up into the blood. This will then lead to not only kidney damage but possible damage of the blood vessels associated with it.

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