Kidney stone causes severe pain in the abdominal areas due to the movement of stones inside the ureter. Early signs of kidney stones are often distinguished by a sharp pain in the lower back (around the flank area) on either side or around the groin. The symptoms of kidney stones differ from one individual to another based on the size and location of the stone. Some stones are minute in size and are often flushed out of the body through urine without barely getting noticed. Such stones are called silent stones. Possible symptoms of kidney stones include –¬†

  • Persistent need to urinate or urinating in small amounts
  • Severe back pain in the flank area
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Pink, red, or brown urine
  • Pus observed in urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain while urinating¬†
  • Fever and chills

When to consult the doctor?

It is important to get timely treatment for kidney stones to prevent risks and chances of complications. Consult your urologist in case you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Excruciating or severe pain that makes it difficult to sit or find a comfortable position
  • Sharp pain below the rib accompanied by fever and chills
  • Blood in the urine
  • Nausea and vomiting