Do you need a treatment
Small asymptomatic kidney stones may not require any surgery
- Excruciating pain at the side of their back or lower abdomen: The location of the stone affects the type of symptoms you experience. People have described the feeling of kidney stones as a sharp pain on one side of their back or lower abdomen. The pain often starts abruptly and lingers, therefore becoming more intense over time. Patients experience constant pain that may frequently happen in waves, sometimes last for few minutes and disappears. The change in the level of intensity may occur as the stone moves to a different position in the urinary tract.
- Blood in the urine (Hematuria): It includes:
- Pain while urinating,
- Urine appears cloudy,
- Urine that smells differently than it normally does,
- Urge to urinate more often than usual,
- Burning sensation while urinating.
- Gravels: Though the small stones do not cause any pain or any symptom, they are noticeable in the urine.
- Extreme pain during urination: It is one of the most important kidney stone symptoms and occurs when the stone comes down to the ureter.
- Other symptoms: Some types of kidney stones, called struvite stones, are caused by urinary tract infections leading to infection in kidneys as well, the urinalysis shows infectious cells in the urine and cause symptoms like:
Both urinary tract and kidney infections lead to sepsis- a potentially life-threatening and whole body inflammatory condition; that occurs when the body releases into the blood to fight an infection.