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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Hi,
I am a 34 y/o female with a personal history of kidney stones. I am having lower back pain in waves, but no where near as severe as it was when I had kidney stones the past two times; both required surgery to remove them. I am also urinating more frequently than normal and am nauseous. I typically consume 90 oz of water a day. I got a urine test to check for leukocytes and nitrates. Nitrates have come back negative, leukocytes positive (not trace, but a pretty dark color in the positive range). My question is should I go see my doctor? Urgent care? ER? Are these early symptoms of kidney stones?
Thu, 23 Apr 2015
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Dear patient,

Classical symptoms of kidney stones are: severe flank and groin pain, blood in urine, nausea/vomiting and restlessness. Sometimes it can be without symptoms, because depends on the size of the stone.

Presence of leukocytes in urine, your mild lower back pain, frequent urinating and nausea , together they indicate you have urinary tract infection.

For this I would recommend to drink cranberry juice and 3-5 days course with Bactrim twice daily to help fight bladder infections.

Hope my answer was helpful for you.
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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Dear patient, Classical symptoms of kidney stones are: severe flank and groin pain, blood in urine, nausea/vomiting and restlessness. Sometimes it can be without symptoms, because depends on the size of the stone. Presence of leukocytes in urine, your mild lower back pain, frequent urinating and nausea , together they indicate you have urinary tract infection. For this I would recommend to drink cranberry juice and 3-5 days course with Bactrim twice daily to help fight bladder infections. Hope my answer was helpful for you.