Symptoms Of A Kidney Stone

Patients who suffer from kidney stones often compare the pain to the pangs of childbirth! The pain attacks are excruciating and can continue for hours at a time. Knowing kidney stone symptoms is essential to recognize and seek timely medical involvement.

Below is a list of kidney stone symptoms:

  • Becoming dehydrated.
  • Biting or stinging pain in the pelvis region and lower back.
  • Sensation of something heavy in the kidney area.
  • Pain continues at regular intervals.
  • You want to pass urine but cannot, due to a blockage.
  • Sudden change in urine color.
  • Traces of blood in urine.
  • Sense of fatigue and fever symptoms
  • Feeling of disorientation and reduced energy levels.
  • Blurry thought process
  • Feeling of nausea or grogginess.
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Discomfort in regaining a straight posture after bending
  • Throbbing pain in abdomen
  • Pain recurrence after periods of interval with greater intensity.
  • Shooting or stabbing pains in the lower back.

If you have family history of kidney problems, chances of kidney stones increase.

Stones are more common in men than in women.

Though some of the above symptoms are seen in other health problems as well as with kidney stones, see your health care provider when the above symptoms occur. Intake of fluids and maintaining healthy lifestyle are basic remedial measures for kidney stone. While home treatments work, medical intervention can’t be ruled out in emergencies. Even if the stone can be passed without medical intervention, you may require medication for the pain. Consult with your physician for recommended treatments.