May 2022

How do I know if I have a kidney stone?

By Dr.Poonam Sharma

The most common symptom of kidney stones is extreme pain, there are others. So, let us look at the other serious symptoms that will help you self-diagnose if you may have kidney stones.

Pain in the Back, Belly, or Side

The pain usually begins after the stone enters the narrow ureter and worsens as the ureter contracts to try to force the stone out.

Cloudy or Smelly Urine

Small stones may pass without incident, but larger stones can block the urinary tract and cause an infection. 

Blood in Urine

Hematuria or blood in the urine is one of the symptoms that people suffering from kidney stones witness.

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Pain or Burning During Urination

Once the stone reaches the junction between your ureter and bladder, you'll start to feel pain when you urinate. Your doctor might call this dysuria. The pain can feel sharp or burning.

Fever and Chills

Some people get a fever, have chills, or shivering symptoms when they have kidney stones and that's a bigger problem than a simple stone. Hence, getting immediate medical attention is a necessity. 


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