symptoms of kidney stones

    what are the symptoms of kidney stones


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    If you have a kidney stone that is small it is unlikely to cause many symptoms. It may even go undetected and pass out painlessly when you urinate. This type of kidney stone is known as 'silent' because it is discreet.
    Symptoms usually occur if the kidney stone:
    gets stuck in your kidney
    starts to travel down the ureter (the tube that attaches each kidney to the bladder), because, as the ureter is a narrow tube, the kidney stone causes pain as it tries to pass through
    causes an infection
    Common symptoms of kidney stones include:
    intense pain in the back or side of your abdomen (stomach), or occasionally in your groin, which may last for minutes or hours, with intervals inbetween when there is no pain
    feeling restless and unable to lie still
    nausea (feeling sick)
    blood in your urine, which is often caused by the stone scratching the ureter
    cloudy or smelly urine
    a burning sensation when you urinate
    a high temperature (fever) of 38°C (100.4°F) or over
    feeling like you need to urinate more often, even if you do not need to


    I couldn't have said it better.Good job.

    Been there, done that (a couple times).

    Feel the pain flip, I feel the pain.

    Very well said!

    One of my dearest friends had kidney stones of the "Staghorn" variety.  This type of KS actually occupies the entire chamber of the kidney.  She had absolutely NO symptoms at all.  The only way the medical people discovered the problem was through a blood test that showed some blood in her urine.  In short, she had 5 surgeries to "bust and remove" the stones.  They were essentially broken down in small pieces and sucked out with a small instrument perhaps known as an endoscope (I am not sure).   Most times, as Romos suggested above, there are symptoms and on rare occasions, none at all.

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