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What are symptoms of kidney stones?

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what are symtoms of kidney stones?
Posted Sun, 3 Nov 2013 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
pain, blood in the urine,nausea, vomiting

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Stones can be found in any part of the urinary tract such as the kidneys, ureter (leads from the kidney to the bladder), the bladder and the urethra.

The symptoms of kidney stones are: (1) pain in the lower back or abdomen, this pain is usually severe and cramping in nature. In some persons the pain may go from the loins to the groins

(2)blood in the urine

(3)pain on urination

(4)in some cases there can be nausea and vomiting

If the stones are small then they may pass on their own with copious fluid intake.

Larger stones may require additional therapies such lithotripsy which is therapy to crush the stone into smaller pieces.

The size can be determined by ultrasound.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of kidney stones then you should consider visiting your doctor.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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