Kidney stones are often considered the most uncomfortable and common urological issues in men, and they can also be found in women. Here, you’ll find what the common signs and symptoms of kidney stones are and how our 15 board-certified specialists can help patients throughout the Piedmont region who are suffering from kidney stones.
It’s possible you already have a kidney stone and just don’t yet know that you do – a kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it begins moving around within your kidney or when it passes into your ureter (the tube connecting your kidney and your bladder). Once this happens, you are likely to experience some or all of these symptoms:
- Sharp and severe pain in your side and back, below your ribs
- A radiating or “spreading” pain that moves into your lower abdomen and groin
- Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
- Sharp pain during urination
- Pink, red or brown urine
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- Nausea and vomiting
- Consistently needing to urinate
- Urinating more often than usual
- Infection leading to fever
- Urinating small amounts of urine even though high levels of urgency are experienced
When Is It Time To See A Urologist?
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, go ahead and contact your urologist. Certainly contact your doctor immediately if you cannot sit still or find a comfortable position to sit, feel pain that is accompanied by vomiting or fever, have blood in your urine, or difficulty passing urine.